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Darla Minnich Joins National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) as Chief Administrative Officer

This spring the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) welcomed Darla Minnich onboard to serve in the capacity of chief administrative officer. NIFI president, Carol Farquhar-Nugent made the announcement and said, "We enthusiastically welcome Darla to the National Issues Forums Institute. Her skills and rich experience will be assets as NIFI continues to work to help the public engage important issues in their communities, and as NIFI pursues new and exciting projects." 

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  • Health Care guide cover
  • Safety and Justice cover

Deliberation Day at University of Dayton Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (UDOLLI)

On June 7, 2017 over 80 people participated in a day-long program kicked off by Dr. David Mathews, Chairman of the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI). Participants learned about the process and value of deliberative dialogue. Issue forums were held on the topics of Safety and Justice and Health Care. Previously trained UDOLLI members served as moderators.

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  • American Democracy Project
  • Safety and Justice cover

2017 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting Featured Moderator Training and a Deliberation about Safety and Justice

The June 7-10, 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting featured a pre-conference moderator training meeting, and a subsequent deliberative forum using the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) issue guide titled Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?  The conference was an initiative of the American Democracy Project, the Democracy Commitment, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

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