The Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) 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.
Dr. Dan Kahl, K-State Research and Extension; Dr. Donita Whitney-Bammerlin, professor of Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Training; and Rick Miller, Johnson County Extension; along with Procter, presented to 16 library staff members on how to structure public issue facilitations, some of the best practices in facilitation, how to handle conflict during a facilitation and the different types of decision making. These members of the library staff are now ready to facilitate community meetings.
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