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Public Deliberation Initiative Certification II is a Course

Public Deliberation Initiative Certification II

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Public Deliberation offers a framework for a different kind of conversation on community issues, one that changes the public discourse and promotes community problem-solving. In this online certification course, participants will receive an introduction to public deliberation and some more advanced deliberative facilitation skills. This course will guide participants towards a deeper understanding of facilitation questions, techniques, and strategies.

Course Objectives:

- Understand the nature of public problems
- Understand the deliberative model (i.e. key principles, structure, distinctions from the advocate and expert-based approaches)
- Understand why public deliberation is also an important spiritual practice
- Learn more advanced facilitation skills for deliberative forums (i.e. art of asking good questions, advanced techniques, facilitation styles, understanding values and emotions)

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