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Online National Issues Forums (NIF) Workshop at Summer Learning Springboard of National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD)

With national, statewide, and local elections taking place in November, an examination of encouraging and safeguarding voting is both timely and relevant in communities across the country.  Join the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) for an online workshop to explore the fundamental practices of convening and moderating community and campus discussions on this critically important issue.

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An Online Introduction to Historic Decisions Issue Guides - View the recording and shared resources

On June 14, 2022, the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) hosted an online introduction to creating and using historic decisions issue guides. The online exchange featured insights and experiences of educators across the country who have participated in cooperative research projects with the Kettering Foundation over the past seven years.

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Campus Compact 2022: Democratic Deliberation in Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement on March 31

The civic practices of using deliberative discussions to build understanding and shared purposes across difference will be explored in a National Issues Forums (NIF) workshop at the upcoming Campus Compact 2022 national conference. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a forum using the National Issues Forums discussion guide Youth and Opportunity.

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