From Margaret Holt - Using Online Conferencing for Moderator Training

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Margaret Holt Reports about Using Online Technology to Train Forum Moderators

I used Zoom technology (a video and web conferencing platform) to train people in Griffin, Georgia, who will be serving as moderators for a forum on their campus on Friday, November 10th, at a program called CJD – Criminal Justice Day.  I was invited by Dr. Brian Williams* here at UGA to help with this forum using the Safety and Justice issue guide.  Our host on the Griffin campus is Dr. Elizabeth Warren-Watts**.  By last Friday already 73 persons had registered.  I conducted the training in Connor Hall, a College of Agriculture Building at the University of Georgia. 

Agenda: “Crossing the Lines and Bridging Communication

between Community and Law Enforcement”

Friday, November 10, 2017

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration (coffee & pastries)                                                        

9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome and Introduction of Forum Moderator                                                              Faye Chatman, Program Director, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, UGA Griffin

Margaret Holt, Ph.D., Moderator, National Issues Forum

9:15 – 9:45 am Stereotypes and Stereotype Threat:  What’s in a Label?                                                

Diane Byrd, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Ft. Valley State College                                                                     

9:45 – 10:50 am          Promoting Safe and Just Communities - Opening Session                                              Margaret Holt, Ph.D., Moderator, National Issues Forum

10:50 – 11:05 am        Presentations and Acknowledgements

Charlene Fraser, Interdisciplinary Studies Major – Psychology

Spalding County Sheriff’s Office City of Griffin Police Department

11:05 am                     Break                                                             

11:15 – 11:45 am        Promoting Safe and Just Communities - Reconvening Session

Margaret Holt, Ph.D., Moderator, National Issues Forum

11:45 – 11:50 am        Introduction of Keynote Speaker   

Emily Cesar, Interdisciplinary Studies Major - Psychology

11:50 – 12:50              Keynote Address and Q & A                                              

Brian Williams, Ph.D.                                                

Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy

School of Public & International Affairs, University of Georgia

“Making a Broken Thing Beautiful:  Opportunities Lost, Opportunity Costs, and Emerging Opportunities to Improve Police-Community Relations”

12:50 - 1:00 pm           Closing Remarks                                                                            

Elizabeth Watts Warren, Ph.D.

Forum Organizer

Department of Sociology, University of Georgia

1:00 pm                       Lunch (off-campus)

*Brian N. Williams, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Public Administration & Policy

School of Public & International Affairs

The University of Georgia

204 Baldwin Hall

Athens, GA  30602

(O) 706.542.7816

(F) 706.583.0610


**Elizabeth Watts Warren, PhD.
, Department of Sociology, 
University of Georgia, 
Griffin Campus 125 Flynt Bldg.

1109 Experiment Station

Griffin, GA   30223-1731 

770 229-3020


NIF - are they still active

Geoff Ball's picture

Just wondering thru the web site it seems like the NIF program is quiescent. How might I get access to training, etc. I'm particularly interested in applying NIF approaches to Climate Change.