Mapping Our Civic Infrastructure

Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015, 01:30PM

Engagement through dialogue and deliberation. One person’s definition of civic engagement is another person’s definition of disenfranchisement. Participants are encouraged to explore the topic of public decision making as a member of their nonprofit or local community. Our communities face serious problems that often do not have technical solutions. They involve paradoxes and competing values requiring tough choices. Begin to understand deliberative practices in engaging in deliberative conversations. This is not a problem solving discussion but an interactive exercise where participants will come together to respond to several of these key questions in order to motivate and encourage a starting point for positive change in their own respective communities.

Presenters / Panelists

Tracy Rogers-Tryba

Research Associate, Center for Governmental Studies (CGS), Northern Illinois University

Tracy Rogers-Tryba, MsEd, 2015-2016 Kettering Fellow, joined the Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) at Northern Illinois University in April 2007 as a Research Associate in the areas of economic and community development and association management.  Her work focuses on program development, applied research and policy studies in international adult education,… ( see more )