Here's your chance to participate in an online deliberative forum and become a moderator for Kettering Foundation's Common Ground for Action.
The Kettering Foundation (KF) and the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) are convening online Common Ground for Action (CGA) forums this summer - these are great opportunities to share with people you'd like to experience a deliberative forum: for example, partners on an issue who are new to forums.
Please share this invitation widely with your networks and on social media.
Register below to participate in any of the following CGA forums:
Friday June 21st @ 4p ET on Climate Choices: https://tinyurl.com/y5v5bh3y
Saturday July 6th @ 6p ET on Coming to America: https://tinyurl.com/y44qsdge
Wednesday July 17th @ 8pm ET on Shaping Our Future: https://tinyurl.com/y5namhl7
Monday July 29th @ 6pm ET on A Nation in Debt: https://tinyurl.com/yxmlshpo
Common Ground for Action (CGA) moderator trainings and practice:
Open moderator practice sessions: Wednesday July 10th and Wednesday July 24th, both at 3pm ET: Register
Moderator training and refresher session for K-12 and College faculty: August 8 & 9th at 2pm ET: Register
Also, information on moderator opportunity for The Ohio State University's Connecting to Congress project:
Later this month, National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) board member and The Ohio State University center for public life director Michael Neblo and former Kettering Foundation program officer Amy Lee are launching Connecting to Congress, a pilot project to convene deliberative online townhalls and forums for Members of Congress. This means that they will be convening at least 5 Common Ground for Action forums, and they would absolutely welcome any moderators to help with this project. Exact dates are TBD, but they are likely to be in July and August - if you're interested, email Kara at firstname.lastname@example.org and Amy will get in touch once exact dates are nailed down. If you've been trained to moderate CGA forums but haven't had the right opportunity to do your own forum yet - WE NEED YOU.