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Moderator Development Workshop

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Moderator Development

Join us on July 17 for a free Moderator Development Workshop! Whether you’re an educator, an active citizen, or an elected community leader, this workshop is an opportunity to practice deliberative skills for discussing – and listening – in a public setting on complex issues of public concern.

We hope this workshop equips participants to facilitate conversations in the following ways:

  • to name and frame problems – and their solutions – in ways that relate to people’s lived experiences,
  • to understand what others in the room hold valuable, and based on that, what they are willing or unwilling to do,
  • and ultimately, to work on real solutions together. 

The Moderator Development Workshop is a one-day gathering featuring an abbreviated forum, a discussion of moderating techniques, and a mock forum in which participants are able to practice their newly acquired moderating and recording skills.

To view the agenda for the day, copy and paste this link into your browser: https://goo.gl/4nN91a

Moderator Development Workshops are one branch of the Mathews Center’s Coaching Community Innovation programming.

Coaching Community Innovation (CCI) workshops equip Alabamians to identify an issue of public concern, find common ground among differing perspectives, and move towards collective action. These workshops are designed to develop a statewide network of individuals and organizations committed to the growth of deliberative democracy. We develop deliberative democracy via our Alabama Issues Forums series, but AIF is only one step within a larger process. Deliberation refers to discourse focused on finding common ground and taking action; it’s a conversation that is representative of an entire community, and one that moves towards a solution, rather than simply circling around an issue or problem.

Through CCI workshops, we ultimately aim to place the tools for deliberation directly into the hands of Alabamians. Our staff views the people of Alabama as the experts on the assets and challenges of their communities, rather than ourselves. We offer these workshops to individuals and organizations statewide to equip them with the tools they need to develop deliberative practices in their own communities. 


July 17
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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