Exploring tools and materials for D&D – what is out there to help us? What can we use to improve our practices, engage more people, and be more aware of our impact?
In the below sessions at this year's Summer Learning Springboard, participants will discover new resources to use during public engage. Register today to explore.
Introducing the IF Collaborative Discussion Toolkit
Wednesday July 27
2:30-4:00 PM Eastern/11:30 AM-1:00 PM Pacific
Hosts: Lori Britt, Ph.D. - Associate Professor & Director of the Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue, James Madison University; Shannon Wheatley Hartman, Ph.D. - Vice President, Interactivity Foundation; Jeff Prudhomme, Ph.D. - Vice President, Interactivity Foundation
In this session, we will offer a tour of the Interactivity Foundation's Collaborative Discussion Toolkit (an open access resource). This toolkit has been created in collaboration with educators and community practitioners. It contains 50+ learning activities, intentionally designed to develop or enhance collaborative discussion skills and habits of mind.
Translate your In-Person Dialogue onto QiqoChat and Zoom
Thursday July 28
12:00-2:00 PM Eastern/9:00-11:00 AM Pacific
Host: Lucas Cioffi - QiqoChat, Inc.
If you are interested in learning how to translate in-person dialogue methods into an online environment, join this hands-on and highly interactive session where we will analyze the components of common dialogue processes (and those proposed by the participants on the fly), map them to a variety of online tools, and connect them using the QiqoChat events platform.
Hybrid Facilitation: What's Fixed and What's Flexible?
Thursday July 28
3:00-5:00 PM Eastern/12:00-2:00 PM Pacific
Host: Rebecca Sutherns, Ph.D. - CEO, Sage Solutions
As we continue to sort out new ways of collaborating across dispersed teams and geographies, our ability to facilitate productive, engaging hybrid meetings is emerging as a critical skill. This workshop explores what we've learned about remote collaboration using several case studies drawn from various stages of pandemic life. Participants will learn what they need to make hybrid meetings effective for all involved, no matter how people join the conversation.
Deliberation and Data: Survey and Exit Interviews for Facilitators
Friday July 29
2:00-3:30 PM Eastern/11:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific
Host: Chris Anderson - Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse at Wabash College
This session offers survey templates, ideas, and approaches around collecting "data" at the end of an event to improve facilitation moving forward. We will discuss how data can, from surveys, interviews, and other creative collection methods, can inform facilitators thinking about deliberative and dialogue practice. Working with participants on the structure of a conversation allows for deeper insight and helps create more robust conversations for new events and returning participants. Data also formalizes the practice of reflection, a step that is sometimes overlooked in deliberative inquiry.
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