Though the evening mental health forum was postponed, the afternoon session was held. Abilene High School students participated in a deliberative discussion regarding the hard-to-talk-about issue of mental health. The biggest theme of the discussion was the need to reduce the stigma on getting help.
ICDD recently held a deliberative discussion training session for Johnson County Libraries on Oct. 28 and 29. “The libraries in Johnson County want to do more in providing civic spaces for citizens to come together and talk about important issues,” said Dr. David Procter, director of ICDD.
The Civic Luncheon Lecture Series at Kansas State University’s Salina campus is providing the community a much-needed opportunity to discuss public issues. Their upcoming discussion, “Hydraulic Fracturing in Kansas: The Process and Challenges,” is scheduled for Nov. 14.
The Kansas Town Hall forum postponed due to the federal government partial shutdown will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Everyone will have the opportunity to be part of a roundtable discussion of three approaches to improving overall mental health in their community. Join us from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Visitor Center Auditorium.
On Sept. 26, Kansas State University’s Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum co-hosted an informational panel about mental health. Six panelists from different backgrounds showed us several aspects of mental illness.
We would like to welcome our Fall 2013 interns! CECD/ICDD is excited to connect with our new and returning student staff this year.
The first course of this award-winning professional development program will begin in Sept. 2013. The collaborative, adult learning approach is focused on practice yet grounded in scholarship. DDPE will transform your understanding of dialogue, deliberation and public engagement.
Universities are widely recognized as being centers of learning and research. However, with education costs rising and the measure of preparedness guaranteed by a college degree being called into question, the role of higher education itself is an increasing hot topic.
The Journal of Public Deliberation was created as a scholarly forum for deliberative democracy. The journal publishes information on research, opinions, projects, experiments, and experience of practitioners and academics.
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