Fielding Announces 2nd "Dialogue, Deliberation & Public Engagement" Course

Fielding Graduate University just announced its second certificate course in Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement. Several NCDD members participated last year, and I heard some great things about the course. I?’m hoping to participate this year myself, since this is a non-conference year. There is an information conference call about the course scheduled for May 11, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. This 16-week primarily online course begins on August 29. Click below for the full announcement.

Teleconference May 11, 2005 with Core Faculty of the Graduate level certificate program in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement

(Fielding Graduate University in collaboration with International Institute for Sustained Dialogue and Kettering Foundation)

If you would like to learn more about this innovative new program join the CORE FACULTY in AN INFORMATION TELECONFERENCE AND CONVERSATION on May 11 at 8 pm EDT. If you are unable to participate in the call there will be an autopodium of the call available 24 hours a day. To register for the call or the autopodium, email .

Fielding Graduate University is offering its second certificate course in Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement. This distinctive new program focuses on recent innovations in dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement featuring faculty who have played key roles in developing these approaches. It is being designed and delivered in collaboration with The International Institute for Sustained Dialogue and the Kettering Foundation. In addition to an outstanding core faculty of scholar-practitioners (Hal Saunders, Barnett Pearce, Phil Stewart, Keith Melville, Jan Elliott), it also features guests in Master Dialogues who are widely recognized as scholars and as innovative practitioners. The 2004-05 program featured guests Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Juanita Brown, Jane Mansbridge, Jim Fishkin, Bob Stains, Frank Barrett, Shawn Spano, John Gastil. John Dedrick, Joe Peters, and Jed Miller.

This program combines scholarly understanding of different approaches to dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement with practical, hands-on applications and skills training. It is designed for mid-career professionals working in local communities as well as national and international organizations, in the public, private and not for profit sector. Fielding Graduate University is world renowned for its leadership in networked education for adult professionals. This networked approach consists of face-to-face sessions, online learning and phone dialogues. The 16-week course begins August 29, 2005.

For more information, check the program website at

Added by Sandy on May 02, 2005