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Wed 27

April 27, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

How to Facilitate Conversations on Public Issues

National Issues Forums Institute

Location: Online

Expert practitioners in dialogue share tips on facilitating productive conversations on public issues. Co-sponsored with National Conference on Citizenship.  

Across the United States and throughout the world, innovative civic practitioners are bringing people with diverse views together for deliberative discussions of public issues that impact their lives.

People are crossing traditional barriers to listen deeply, think critically, and create foundations for constructive public work. In this session, we’ll examine these practices while sharing insights and resources from the National Issues Forums Institute.


Leslie Garvin, Executive Director of North Carolina Campus Compact, a collaborative network of colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partnering with communities for positive change, and strengthening democracy.

Betty Knighton, President of the National Issues Forums Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes nonpartisan public deliberation and democratic decision-making.


All National Conference on Citizenship Learning Circles will take place as collaborative zoom calls. Register for the event to receive the call details and updates on the call.


About the National Conference on Citizenship

The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is dedicated to strengthening civic life in America. We pursue our mission through a nationwide network of partners involved in a cutting-edge civic health initiative, our cross-sector conferences and engagement with a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations interested in utilizing civic engagement principles and practices to enhance their work. Connecting people for the purpose of strengthening civic life is our goal. At the core of our joint efforts is the belief that every person has the ability to help their community and country thrive. Learn more at ncoc.org.