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NCoC Learning Circle: How To Facilitate Productive Conversations on Public Issues - Shared screen with speaker view
Jamie Engel
18:05
Jamie Engel, NCoC, New York City
Josh Blakely
18:14
Josh Blakely, Longwood University, Farmville, VA
Brad Rourke
18:15
Brad Rourke, Kettering Foundation, DC area.
Olga Gonzalez Nichols
18:16
Olga Gonzalez Nichols, Volunteer Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA
wendy Cook
18:19
Wendy Cook, Clinton School of Public Service Little Rock, AR
Molly Hadfield
18:20
Molly Hadfield from Utah with Mormon Women for Ethical Government
Peace Through Action USA
18:22
Jessica Harding, Peace Through Action, Baltimore. Hi!
Lissa Staley
18:28
Lissa Staley, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, Kansas
Drury Fulcher (he/him/his)
18:28
Dru Fulcher (he/him) with Trillium Health Resources of North Carolina, zooming in from High Point NC
Herman Lehman
18:30
Herman Lehman, Montevallo, AL
William Weisenberg
18:32
Bill Weisenberg, American Bar Association, ohio
Lillian Norman
18:35
Lillian Norman, Wadena Development Authority/Lead for Minnesota, Wadena MN
Kat FRN of the Panhandle
18:38
Kat Family Resource Network- Martinsburg WV
Anna- UWGCharlottesville
18:43
Anna Porter, United Way of Greater Charlottesville (Cville, VA)
Sapan Parekh (he/him)
18:43
Sapan Parekh, Bellevue College, outside Seattle (traditional lands of the Snoqualmie and Duwamish)
Kim Allonce
18:43
Kim Allonce, PhD Student at University of Central Florida
Jessica Bayless (she/her) - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
18:44
Hi I'm Jessica Bayless with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh PA) - tuning in from my office here at our Main branch (and eating off screen!)
Robert Richards (he/him) (U of Arkansas Clinton School)
18:46
Robert Richards, University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, AR
Patricia Powers
18:46
Patricia Powers with the Center for Health Decisions, UC Davis, Sacramento CA
Martha Smith (she.her.ella)
18:47
Martha Smith, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
Jessica Stronghill
18:56
Jessica Stronghill with the City of Vaughan in Ontario, Canada
Kate Long (she/her)
19:03
Kate Long, Institute for Science & Policy, Denver, CO
Pablo Wolfe (he/him)
19:04
Pablo Wolfe, Coalition of Civically Engaged Educators, DC area
jniasmalls
19:06
Jnia smalls student at University of Hartford
John Chesser
19:13
John Chesser - Focolare Movement - Des Moines, Iowa
Janet Hoffman
19:20
Janet Hoffman, Naples, FL, LWV of Collier
Emily Kavanagh
19:35
Emily Kavanagh, HS SPED Social Studies Teacher, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, Maryland
Gale Mohammed-Oxley
19:38
Gale Mohammed-Oxley
Amanda Broun
19:42
Amanda Broun, Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, NYC
June Klees (she/her)
19:43
June Klees - Bay College, Escanaba, Michigan - Collaborative for Compassionate Civic Engagement/Civics Corps
Martha Montufar
19:48
Martha Montufar - Parents 4 Public school National
Buck Ryan
19:52
Buck Ryan, University of Kentucky
Gale Mohammed-Oxley
19:53
GOAL Trinidad and Tobago
Rachel VanArsdale
19:53
Rachel VanArsdale, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
iPhone
20:17
Dana morris-jones. Scarborough Maine
Susan Clark
20:30
Susan Clark, Slow Democracy, Vermont
Molly Soeby (she/her)
20:45
Molly Soeby, NDSU, Grand Forks, ND
Paul Edmund Brown
20:55
Paul Brown, Civic Innovation Center, UMaryland/College Park
Darla Minnich
20:58
Darla Minnich, National Issues Forums Institute
Kara Lindaman
20:58
Kara Lindaman, Winona State University in Minnesota
Lisa-Marie Napoli (she/her) PACE@IU
21:24
Lisa-Marie Napoli, Indiana University's Political and Civic Engagement program
Carla Cole
21:36
Carla Cole, Deliberative Citizenship Initiative, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Lane McLelland
21:39
Lane McLelland, University of Alabama Civic Engagement Center
John Kilcoyne (he/him)
22:33
You can register for tomorrow's session here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ej5ay7cwd5a14e30&oseq=&c=&ch=
John Kilcoyne (he/him)
22:44
I will drop the registration in the chat several times during the session!
Neal Naigus
23:23
Neal Naigus , Portland Community College and SAGE, Portland OR.
Matt Leighninger, National Conference on Citizenship
28:16
feel free to put questions and comments in the chat whenever you like!
joyce tuffey
32:12
My apologies for no face...my camera is broken.
Shira Zoe Hoffer
32:48
Will the slides be available after the call?
John Kilcoyne (he/him)
33:13
Hi, Shira! Yes, we will be sending out the slides in a follow-up email after the call
Amanda Broun
33:19
where do the options come from?
Shira Zoe Hoffer
33:21
Thank you!
Brad Rourke, Kettering
35:30
@Amanda, the options come out of a public research process that includes conversations with cross sections of people from all walks of life, as well as research on the major proposals in current political discourse.
Shira Zoe Hoffer
37:17
How do we balance between weighing all ideas equally, and not promoting potentially hateful ideas?
Amanda Broun
38:31
Thank you, Brad
Rich Procida - Truth and Democracy Coalition
38:42
Register for my discussion with Georgetown Professor Joshua Mitchell about identity politics, religion, and democracy at https://Tinyurl.com/IdentityDemocracy
June Klees (she/her)
39:14
Also as best practices in teaching and learning - discussions in classrooms.
Stephen Buckley
39:19
"Moderator" vs. "Facilitator" - what's the difference (if any)?
John Kilcoyne (he/him)
39:40
Registration for tomorrow's NCoC-NIFI sponsored forum:https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ej5ay7cwd5a14e30&oseq=&c=&ch=
Matt Leighninger, National Conference on Citizenship
40:27
@June - absolutely - and there's so much research showing that deliberative small-group discussion is incredibly effective for helping people learn (in all kinds of contexts on all kinds of topics)
Susan Clark
40:46
Here’s the podcast about Town Meetings: https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/rumble-strip/
John Kilcoyne (he/him)
40:59
Thanks, Susan!
John Kilcoyne (he/him)
41:54
Voting discussion materials:https://www.nifi.org/en/issue-guide/elections
Paul Edmund Brown
43:15
Many deliberative engagement processes seem focused "horizontally" to develop consensus/understanding between opposing individuals. Trust between individuals and institutions/govt. is a big problem currently. Are there proven processes for increasing trust "vertically" between institutions and individuals?
Matt Leighninger, National Conference on Citizenship
43:18
@Shira - great question - and there are lots of answers - but I think the combination of 1) having people start by sharing experiences 2) being part of a small group that is a relatively safe space 3) being able to challenge one another and look more closely at the information all help to prevent (or limit the damage done by) hateful ideas
Matt Leighninger, National Conference on Citizenship
45:04
@Paul - there are proven processes (including the ones we're talking about here) - but in the US they are usually implement as part of temporary, ad hoc initiatives rather than being built in to the way that governments and other institutions work with the public
Matt Leighninger, National Conference on Citizenship
46:54
here's one resource on that: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Public+Participation+for+21st+Century+Democracy-p-9781118688403 and Susan Clark who is here today has written another: http://slowdemocracy.org/
Amanda Broun
47:18
The step of 'connecting to the issue' in which people share how they are personally affected by the issue is an essential step in building trust across ideological difference. It is one of the core steps we take in our collaborative problem solving process at Convergence.
Brad Rourke, Kettering
49:16
Agree @Amanda
Martha Montufar
49:43
please include all resources in email - hard to copy from chat and hard to scroll up and down. We ar not able to copy and paste from the caht
Martha Montufar
49:56
sorry Chat
Katharine Kravetz
50:48
Are there examples of these conversations in PreK-12 education?
Dee Wernette
51:05
I second Martha's request/suggestion - would be very helpful! thanks.
Shelly Gordon
51:20
Good question @Katharine
Brad Rourke, Kettering
53:08
@Katherine there is indeed a robust network of people in PK-12 who use NIF materials in classroom settings.
John Kilcoyne (he/him)
53:26
NIFI's website:https://www.nifi.org
PattyDineen
53:27
Katharine, here’s one example about deliberation with very young children at https://www.nifi.org/en/kim-pearce-multi-year-research-project-deliberation-kindergarten-through-second-grade-classes
John Kilcoyne (he/him)
54:22
Martha and Dee, I have been grabbing links dropped in the chat for us to include in our follow-up email!
John Kilcoyne (he/him)
54:34
Registration for tomorrow's NCoC-NIFI sponsored forum:https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ej5ay7cwd5a14e30&oseq=&c=&ch=
John Kilcoyne (he/him)
55:00
NIFI's website:https://www.nifi.org
Shelly Gordon
55:13
If you click on the 3 dots to the right of the happy face in the chat you can save the chat.
Gustavo Ruiz
55:45
So great to hear from amazing practitioners
Sapan Parekh (he/him)
55:45
Are there trainings for potential moderators?
Gale Mohammed-Oxley
56:53
Excuse me please. I have to leave now.
Sapan Parekh (he/him)
56:56
Excellent question!
Molly Soeby (she/her)
57:46
Are these slides going to be available?
Angela Holden
58:46
Yes, we will be sharing the slides after with the recording and all resources mentioned!
Elizabeth Ligawa
01:01:28
Yes!! Go social work!
Shira Zoe Hoffer
01:01:34
Thank you so much! I have class so I have to run 🙂
John Kilcoyne (he/him)
01:01:50
Thanks, Shira!
Elisabeth Green
01:01:55
in a balanced way. Pay the torture survivors as much as the police and other policymakers made for the same amount of healing work.
Gustavo Ruiz
01:02:52
As a moderator is good always to understand the citizen perspective and the democratic practices are always the way to think we can build the democracy that we need
Sanda Balaban (YVote/Next Gen Politics)
01:03:15
Shira, loved your question. our organization, Next Generation Politics, facilitates conversations of the kind you are craving with high schoolers across the country and we’d love to connect you. Please email me at Sanda@nextgenpolitics.org
Stephen Buckley
01:03:17
Link, please, to the moderation guidance just-cited in the "NIF Issue Guide".
John Kilcoyne (he/him)
01:04:28
Here are all NIF Issue Guides: https://www.nifi.org/en/nifi-materials
Darla Minnich
01:04:28
@Sapan. NIFI recently held an online workshop on moderating deliberative discussions. Here's a link to the recording and support materials. https://www.nifi.org/en/issue-guides/moderator-resources?field_moderator_category_tid=368
Robert Richards (he/him) (U of Arkansas Clinton School)
01:05:40
@Stephen There's are also printed moderator's guides, that accompany particular issue guides. See this one for the voting issue guide: https://www.nifi.org/en/issue-guide/elections
Sapan Parekh (he/him)
01:05:55
Thank you, @Darla!
Robert Richards (he/him) (U of Arkansas Clinton School)
01:06:18
@Stephen Here's the direct link: https://www.nifi.org/en/catalog/product/elections-how-should-we-encourage-and-safeguard-voting-moderators-guide-forums
Susan Clark
01:06:33
Well said, Matt Leighninger!
Martha Montufar
01:09:12
Thank you John Kilcoyne
Gustavo Ruiz
01:09:31
I say hello to everyone from GuatemalaI am honored to be in this space because I believe in what you are saying about everything and in the fact that we as a community build democracy every day and every day is a challenge to achieve it
Brad Rourke, Kettering
01:10:46
That is among the best discussions of “moderating" vs “facilitating” that I have heard!
Matt Leighninger, National Conference on Citizenship
01:10:51
Thank you for being with us, Gustavo!
Susan Clark
01:11:16
Does NIF have (or can you point us to) tools for creating discussion guides on local issues?
Robert Richards (he/him) (U of Arkansas Clinton School)
01:11:22
There are also interesting historical origins of those terms "facilitator" and "moderator” within faith traditions, some of which have strongly influenced our methods of public engagement
Elisabeth Green
01:11:57
Go Green!
Lissa Staley
01:12:23
Use the issue guides! They aren't red or blue and it makes it SO NICE to have a different kind of conversation!!
Amanda Broun
01:13:54
I need to jump to another meeting. Thank you for this rich discussion!
Betty Knighton
01:14:13
Susan, one of the best resources on framing local issues is written by Brad Rourke of the Kettering Foundation. Anyone who has the link, please share. Otherwise, email me and I’ll get it to you.
Brad Rourke, Kettering
01:14:15
@Susan here is a link to a “how to" issue framing guide. It is the same process NIF uses for national issues.https://www.kettering.org/catalog/product/developing-materials-deliberative-forums
Brad Rourke, Kettering
01:14:24
haha @Betty
Elisabeth Green
01:14:29
purple offends Greens.
Nancy Kranich
01:14:32
Part of the idea is not to create a binary choice.
Matt Leighninger, National Conference on Citizenship
01:14:53
exactly, @Nancy!
Susan Clark
01:14:54
Thank you, Betty and Brad!
Michel Coconis
01:15:00
Any social workers on who might like to organize/participate in a webinar on this topic for SWAA or ACOSA email michel4justice@yahoo.com
Lissa Staley
01:15:44
Thank you for this time together today! I love hearing the questions and ideas!
John Kilcoyne (he/him)
01:15:56
Registration for tomorrow's NCoC-NIFI sponsored forum:https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ej5ay7cwd5a14e30&oseq=&c=&ch=
David Sacks
01:16:24
Thank you all! This is so precious for all of our activities locally and nationally. David Sacks, Chevy Chase, MD
Nancy Kranich
01:16:24
Let's make every week a week of dialogue! Thanks.
Lisa-Marie Napoli (she/her) PACE@IU
01:16:24
Thank you, all! Such a clear and wonderful session.
Martha Montufar
01:16:26
Thank you!
Sapan Parekh (he/him)
01:16:26
thank you!
Jacqueline Crucet--City of Lewiston
01:16:29
Thank you for the wonderful discussion on deliberative discussions! Go Kettering FDN!