Plans are underway at a number of Presidential Libaries to offer deliberative forums on public issues as part of their programing for the public and their communities.
To help with this project, Bob Daley, Stacie Molnar Main, and Etana Jacobi recently held a moderator training workshop at the William J Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas, August, 2016 with education specialists from each of the 13 Presidential Libraries throughout the country.
Some of the materials used at the workshop included:
- Workshop agenda
- A Guide to Deliberation
- PowerPoint Presentation - "Facilitating Deliberative Forums - An Introduction"
- Ground Rules/Moderator Notes
- Forum Scenarios
The following is a listing of forums that have been held and those that are upcoming:
William J. Clinton Presidential Library — 10/20/16 Making Ends Meet
William J. Clinton Presidential Library — 10/27/16 Health Care
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library — 10/26/16 Making Ends Meet
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library — 11/5/16 Making Ends Meet
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum — 10/18/16 Making Ends Meet
George W. Bush Presidential Library — 10/28/16 Making Ends Meet
George W. Bush Presidential Library — 11/12/16 Health Care
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library — 11/29/16 Making Ends Meet
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library — 12/6/16 Immigration
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library — 12/15/16 Making Ends Meet
Richard Nixon Presidential Library — TBD