App Deadline Extended to July 2 for Fielding DDPE Certificate Pgm    

If you’ve been thinking about enrolling in Fielding’s award-winning Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement Certificate program, now may be a good time. They’ve just extended the deadline to apply for sponsorships to July 2nd and wanted to invite all NCDD members to apply!

Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement Certificate (DDPE)
August 16, 2010 – January 18, 2011


Deadline Extended to July 2, 2010

The dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement certificate helps you build mastery by working with a scholar-practitioner model of collaborative learning and reflective practice. An exceptional faculty of scholar-practitioners who do real world work in diverse contexts and cultures, will support your learning and provide coaching for a culminating capstone project over 19 weeks of online, telephone, and 2 face to face workshops. 

You should participate in this program and its on-going community of practice if you want to:

  • Learn about the field of dialogue and deliberation in conversation with those who are leading and shaping it;
  • Engage in structured, collaborative critical self-reflection focused on you as a practitioner;
  • Analyze specific situations and chose wisely what dialogic, deliberative or engagement process is most appropriate;
  • Understand how dialogic and deliberative processes work in some situations but not in others;
  • Develop diagnostic, design, and in-the-moment facilitation skills;
  • Explore conceptual and theoretical foundations of dialogic and deliberative practice; and,
  • Belong to an international community of practice of like-minded people.

This program is available for 8 academic graduate credits.

For information on tuition, please see:

The Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University announces partial sponsorships of up to $1,300 to professionals based in the US who are interested in improving their practice and beginning a project in the area of dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement. We are particularly interested in participants who have the opportunity and interest in supporting dialogic, deliberative and engagement practices in their organizations or communities through projects which have the potential to build civic engagement capacity.

Applicants must have organizational support in the form of commitment to dialogue, deliberation and public engagement. Applicants with financial support from their organization/community will be given preference. Applicants can be from any sector of society: nonprofit, government, or for-profit. (To be eligible you must live in the United States.)

The review team is now accepting applications until July 2, 2010. If you are interested in submitting an application, please send the following by email to [email protected].

  1. Two page description of how you intend to use this certificate in your work; a description of a potential project opportunity that would help build capacity for and through dialogue, deliberation, and/or public engagement. We are particularly interested in community-based projects focused on local capacity building in civic engagement.
  2. An email letter of support for the potential project from your organization or community with an indication of their financial contribution.

For questions, please contact:

Dr. Katrina Rogers, Fielding Graduate University
(805) 898-2924
Email: [email protected]

The Institute for Social Innovation (ISI) supports the creation of social capital by strengthening the capacity of individuals and organizations to address societal problems. Housed in Fielding’s School of Human & Organization Development (HOD), ISI is organized into three areas: frontiers in research, leadership for change, and organizational development.

ISI supports projects that exemplify the following principles:

Research: Knowledge that blends multidisciplinary theory and professional practice

Leadership: Action that leads to sustaining positive social change

Organizational Development: Collaboration that builds more effective organizations

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