The workshop offers training in how to convene and facilitate successful pulbic forums. This year, the ICDD is making a special effort to involve public librarians because libraries are so central to community inquiry and dialogue.
Community leaders are often called on to organize, facilitate, or assess public forums on topics of importance to citizenry. Placing such forums in a library setting offers and neutral and safe public space in which to air views and explore neds. Just as importantly, the library offers information resources to prepare and extend the inquiry of the forum.
Registration for this 2 1/2 day workshop (including meals) is $325 until December 30, 2010. $350 after that date. Continuing Education credit (20 -23 hours) will be available for library participants.
For more information, visit the workshop website at: http://icdd.k-state.edu/facoverview
Special Evening Event Open to the Public:
An evening event at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, will be open to the public. “Dinner and a Movie: Showing films as a catalyst to public issue discussions” will include pizza and a special showing of William Wyler’s “The Children’s Hour” (1961) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054743/) followed with a discussion facilitated by Donna Schenck-Hamlin, past Coordinator of K-State’s Movies on the Grass series. Donna will offer guidelines for facilitating film discussions as one platform for exploring public issues.
Reservations are required. Pizza will be $10/person. To register for this event ONLY, send your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will be held in K-State’s ECM Building, 1021 Denision Ave. (2 blocks north of the Alumni Center)
Please direct questions regarding these events to Donna Schenck-Hamlin, Assistant to the Dean for Grants and Collaborative Projects, K-State Libraries, email@example.com.