ADP hosts professional development opportunities for faculty, administrators, staff and students of participating campuses. These opportunities take the form of webinars, institutes and regional conferences as well as our annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting.
Learn more about our upcoming events below:
Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, American Democracy Project National Manager, AASCUVerdis LeVar Robinson, National Director, The Democracy Commitment
Democratic dialogue and deliberation build civic capacities and consciences to tackle the highly salient and most complex wicked problems facing communities today. It rejects the expert model of technical expertise and specialization towards a truly democratic framework of accessibility and empowerment. The practice of
dialogue and deliberation cultivates student abilities necessary to explore enduring and multidisciplinary questions and solve persistent public problems. Thus, the capacities necessary for productive and meaningful dialogue and deliberation—critical thinking, empathic listening, creative problem solving,
ethical leadership, collaboration, issue framing—are not only essential for sustaining a vibrant democracy, they are the best preparation for our students/citizens/graduates to be successful in the 21st century.
This training will guarantee your eligibility to be a moderator at our
2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) meeting's Dialogue and Deliberation Plenary Session: " Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?" on Friday, June 9, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Please join us for this free training by registering HERE by Friday, March 31, 2017. Lunch
will be provided. Click
for the tentative agenda.
This event, coordinated by students, staff and faculty from Keene State College and Mount Wachusett Community College, will provide opportunities for students across the Northeast region to participate in a Student Policy Summit, hear expert perspectives on social outcomes of economic inequality from multiple
disciplines, and network with their peers.
Over two days, summit participants will learn and deliberate about social mobility - how children, adolescents, and young adults can get on track to access economic independence and whether interventions during childhood can influence outcomes in adulthood. Participants will ask "what if" questions about factors
that promote or impede success at different life stages and will also examine the economic value of graduating high school and pursuing higher education.
may register up to 20 students each. All undergraduate students must be registered
with an advisor from their institution. Requests for additional students may be
made by contacting the event coordinators at 978-630-9435. A registration fee
of $80/participant will be due before the event. Bills will be mailed after
registration.More information. Register here.