Certification Program

In Fall 2016 we launched a Certification Program to recognize those who are being trained to serve as facilitators and note-takers at our forums. We have a great group of trainees so far, and we are always looking to add more people to the certification program. Email BaylorPDI@baylor.edu if you are interested.

Current Certifications Offered

  • Facilitator Certification Level II
    • Attend training on Advanced Facilitation Techniques
    • Facilitate 4 or more PDI Forums
  • Advanced Facilitator Certification
    • Attend all day workshop (dates TBD)
  • Level I Certification for Undergraduate and Graduate Student Associates
    • Watch video by Dr. Martin Carcasson of Colorado State University
    • Read two brief articles by Dr. Carcasson located directly below the video
    • Meet with Erin and Josh to discuss ongoing involvement of PDI model in your student organization, residence hall, or campus group
    • Host one PDI event in your student organization, residence hall, or campus group each year
  • Level I Certification for Community Associates
  • Level I Certification for Staff Associates
    • Watch video by Dr. Martin Carcasson of Colorado State University
    • Read two brief articles by Dr. Carcasson located directly below the video
    • Meet with Erin and Josh to discuss ongoing involvement of PDI model in your department, trainings, and programs
    • Host one PDI event in your area each year (including assessment)
    • Actively include civic habits and skills as part of the goals and outcomes for your events or programs
      • Example: “As a result of this experience, students will be able to articulate a clear understanding of public deliberation as one model of civic engagement.”
      • How to Have Hard Conversations: 10 Practices, by Global Immersion Project
  • Level I Certification for Faculty Associates
    • Watch video by Dr. Martin Carcasson of Colorado State University
    • Read two or more articles in “Theory and Pedagogy
    • Meet with Erin and Josh to discuss ongoing involvement of PDI model in your classroom and/or research
    • Use PDI model in the classroom each year
    • Actively teach civic habits and skills in the classroom
    • Include one civic learning outcome in your syllabus
      • Example: “As a result of this course, students will be able to articulate a clear understanding of public deliberation as one model of civic engagement.”