Fielding Graduate University’s fifth graduate level Certificate Program in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement is being held this fall (August 15, 2008 through January 15, 2009). I completed this program the very first year it was held and was very impressed with the instructors, the reading materials and my fellow students. From what I hear, it has only gotten better and better!
This distinctive program focuses on recent innovations in dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement featuring outstanding faculty who have played key roles in developing these approaches. It strives for the development of mastery in our practice of dialogue and deliberation.
Designed and delivered in collaboration with The International Institute for Sustained Dialogue, the Kettering Foundation, and the Public Dialogue Consortium, the program features an outstanding faculty of scholar-practitioners (Hal Saunders, Barnett Pearce, Phil Stewart, Keith Melville, Jan Elliott, John Dedrick, Linda Blong, Kath Fisher). It also features guests in phone dialogues who are widely recognized scholars and innovative practitioners. Previous featured guests have included Carolyn Lukensmeyer (AmericaSpeaks), Juanita Brown (World Cafe), Martha McCoy (Everyday Democracy), Bob Stains (Public Conversations Project), Shawn Spano, Frank Barrett, Joe Peters, Janette Hartz-Karp and Jim Fishkin (Center for Deliberative Democracy).
Come join us and learn with others from different backgrounds and countries who share your energy and enthusiasm for this work. Learn in two face-to-face workshops, online, and on the phone with world renowned practitioners. To help make it easy for those attending the NCDD conference, the first face-to-face workshop will take place in Austin, Texas immediately after the conference.
Here’s what a few previous participants had to say:
- “The DDPE certificate program is exceptional.”
- “Altogether an outstanding experience.”
- “The Program was extremely valuable.”
- “This program has had, and continues to have, a huge impact on my thinking and the way I do my work.”
For a course outline and to check out other testimonials, see www.fielding.edu/hod/ce/dialog/index.html. You can also check on the website to see when the next informational conference call is being held.
Tuition is US $3490 if you register by the early bird deadline of July 15, 2008. NCDD members’ tuition is only US $3,140 (10% discount). Registrants enrolling after July 15 will be charged US $3,740 ($3,390 for NCDD members). Register at https://www.fielding.edu/forms/ce/ce_registration.htm.