Available Trainings

The DDPE certificate program is a four-part certification program designed to immerse participants in a variety of public engagement philosophies and models.  Bringing together researchers and practitioners from across the globe through videoconferencing, this class is ideal for any professional with public engagement responsibilities.

►Click on this link for information about this four module program


Facilitation Workshop:

The eighth ICDD Facilitation Workshop will be offered at K-State from Monday, March 2 to Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at the Alumni Center.

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This workshop is designed to help participants increase skills and confidence to:

  • Plan and lead public meetings
  • Moderate discussions of complex problems
  • Guide groups to mutually acceptable decisions
  • Anticipate and manage conflict before it becomes a problem
  • Convene participants around an issue
  • Conduct grass-roots asset based planning

The ICDD Facilitation Workshop is designed for people that work with : 

  • Extension
  • non-profits,
  • community organizations,
  • libraries (Read more here)
  • Educators and administrators
  • government

Workshop Topics:

  • How to set up public forums
The role of the facilitator
  • Facilitation values
  • Best practices for facilitators
  • Assessing public issue forums
  • Choosing an appropriate method for a public conversation
  • Practice and coaching sessions to develop individual facilitation skills