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Please join us on Thursday, March 22nd, for a webinar with Matt Leighninger featuring his newly released guide, “Planning for Stronger Local Democracy’.
We have learned a great deal about the strengths-and limitations-of public engagement as it is practiced today. These engagement initiatives typically produce a range of significant outcomes, from personal transformation to policy change. But they take considerable amounts of energy and time, and in most cases they do not seem to shift the long term relationship between citizens and their public institutions. With these lessons in mind, many communities are starting to envision more comprehensive, long term, sustainable forms of public engagement. They are considering how they might create their own recipies for democracy using some key civic ingredients.
This webinar will focus on the recent National League of Cities-Deliberative Democracy Consortium publication, ‘Planning for Stronger Local Democracy’. (You’ll be redirected to a link to the guide once you register for the webinar.) The guide is built around two lists: the questions to ask about your community in order to take stock of local democracy, and the building blocks you might consider as part of a comprehensive sustainable strategy for vitalizing civic engagement in your community.
Matt Leighninger is the author of the guide and serves as the Executive Director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, an alliance of the major organizations and leading scholars working in the field of deliberative and public engagement.
Chris Gates is the Executive Director of PACE- Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement and will serve as the webinar’s moderator. PACE is an affinity group of the Council on Foundations and serves as a learning collaborative for funders doing work in the fields of civic engagement, service and democratic renewal.
PACE Webinar, featuring Matt Leighninger: ‘Planning for Stronger Local Democracy’
Thursday, March 22, 2012
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
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