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Deliberative Dialogue Trainings



During the Civic Engagement Institute in February, NC Campus  Compact was pleased to host a Deliberative Dialogue facilitated by the National Issues Forum.  Several participants expressed interest in learning how to facilitate their own dialogue. As a result, we are hosting two moderator trainings.


We invite individuals from NC Campus Compact member institutions to participate in either training. Both moderator sessions are free to participants. 


Download a flyer for distribution here.





Deliberative Dialogue Trainings


Moderator Training
April 24th (9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.)

Warren Wilson College



Moderator Training

May 10th (1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Elon University


How to Frame the Questions for a Deliberative Dialogue*

April 24th (12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Warren Wilson College

$15 includes lunch

*participants will learn how to frame their own questions and issues to create a personalized dialogue


RSVP to Leslie Garvin by April 12th for Warren Wilson and by May 1st for Elon. Indicate which training you plan to attend. 


Thanks to the Environmental Leadership Center at Warren Wilson College and The Division of Student Life, The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and The Office of Leadership and Professional Development at Elon University

for co-sponsoring these trainings.



A Deliberative Dialogue is a technique used by the National Issues Forum Institute which provides a way for community members of diverse views and experiences to seek a shared understanding of a problem and to search for common ground

for action. Dialogues are led by trained faculty, staff, and student moderators, and use an issue discussion guide that frames the issue by presenting the overall problem followed by three or four broad approaches to the problem. Dialogue participants work through the issue by considering each approach; examining what appeals to them or concerns them; and also what costs, consequences, and trade offs may be incurred in following that approach. (Excerpted and adapted from


Alternative Service Experiences Institute



Over the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of campuses hosting alternative break trips.  We

invite you to join NC Campus Compact this summer to explore various aspects of this topic from risk and liability to pre-trip orientation and post-trip reintegration. 


Alternative Service Experiences Institute

Sponsored by NC Campus Compact 
Hosted by High Point University

June 18-19, 2013


Draft Agenda


Tuesday, June 18th

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Registration

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Opening Reception, roundtable discussions, mapping exercise

Wednesday, June 19th

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Registration and light refreshments
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Opening Session
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Workshop Session One
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch & Networking
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Workshop Session Two
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Open Space
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Closing

Registration will open on April 30th. The cost is $75 and includes both days. We are currently making arrangements to secure an affordable group rate at a local hotel.


Stay posted to the Institute website for details. 

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