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Deliberative democracy has a key role to play in the future social and political cohesion of Australian and global societies. If you’re keen to learn best practice methods of designing and delivering these processes, join us in this dynamic, interactive online course.
The information, activities, group work and live webinars in this course will guide you through in-depth learning about key elements to consider when designing a deliberative process. These elements include the role of the facilitator, the phases of a deliberative process, including navigating the process of consensus building and consideration of the various tools and techniques that support deliberation. Together with a cohort of your peers and guided by experts, learn to design and deliver deliberative processes such as mini-publics and citizen assemblies.
You will get to design a deliberative process from start to finish and experience the process of deliberation and consensus building in action. You will also get to know the essential underpinnings and explore new challenges such as online deliberative processes. The course has been developed in conjunction with the newDemocracy Foundation, enabling us to draw on the organisation’s extensive project experience in Australia and internationally.
This short course will run over six weeks, taking about 25 hours of your time if you complete all of the activities, including engaging in the small group work.
We’ll take you on an in-depth exploration of deliberative democracy processes, such as a mini-public, and equip you with everything you need to know to facilitate the best possible deliberative process, when addressing the most complex challenges.
1. What, when and why of deliberative processes
2. What to do before your deliberative process
3. Designing and delivering your deliberative process
4. Closing the loop after your deliberative process is complete
This short course comprises online content you can access anytime to learn at your own pace, as well as interactive activities and live sessions with experts and course leaders. You will also be able to enrich your course experience by engaging in online small-group work with other course participants.
Full price: $1,650 (GST free)*
*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.
A discounted course price of $1,250 is available for anyone who has completed our Leading Deliberative Democracy short course. Please contact the team at email@example.com for further information.
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