Doing democracy differently.
Meaningful high-impact learning experiences meet informed engagement practices.
Deliberation involves the best parts of dialogue (conversational) and debate (argument) to offer an experience where participants can learn from one another by talking through different perspectives and approaches to local and global issues and working together to come up with community action steps.
As a Center for Public Life with the Kettering Foundation, we invite Baylor students, staff, and faculty as well as local community members to participate in forums about local and national issues to better understand the perspectives, possible outcomes, and trade-offs of different options.
Civic literacy, active listening, humility, non-dualistic thinking, GRIT, and facilitation skills–to name a few! Learn more about the PDI toolkit and our Certificate Program.
- Join us at our forums
- Host a forum
- Become a trained facilitator or note-taker
- Be a community partner
- Join PDI Student Council
- Other ways for Students, Staff, and Faculty to get involved
The Baylor Public Deliberation Initiative is a collaboration between Spirituality and Public Life and the Office of Community Engagement and Service co-led by Dr. Josh Ritter and Erin Payseur.
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