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  • National Issues Forums

National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) Elects Four New Members

From a February 18, 2016 National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) news release - At the December 3, 2015 meeting of the National Issues Forums Institute in Dayton, Ohio, Sandy Heierbacher, Gary Paul, John R. Unger II, and Mark Wilson were elected to the 2019 class of members of the institute.

“Sandy Heierbacher, Gary Paul, John Unger and Mark Wilson bring to NIFI vision, commitment and broad experience with citizens and communities,” said NIFI president Carol Farquhar Nugent. 

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Registration Open - "Politics and the Yellowstone Ecosystem" Seminar, August 1-6, 2016

Politics and the Yellowstone Ecosystem, a weeklong seminar, is an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and will be held from August 1-6, 2016, in Yellowstone National Park. Registration is now open for this unique and rich program that is held amidst the diverse beauty of the world's first national park.

Seminar Highlights:

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A PowerPoint Presentation - "Moderating Deliberative Forums - An Introduction"

A new informative PowerPoint presentation is available to view or download, and to modify for your own use. The presentation covers a range of topics related to convening and moderating National Issues Forums (NIF), including: What are the main goals of an NIF forum? What kinds of questions do moderators use to encourage deliberation? This PowerPoint presentation introduces the basics and can be adapted by local forum organizers to match their own needs and goals.

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