A Kettering Foundation Center for Public Life


Deliberation involves the best parts of dialogue (conversational) and debate (argument) to offer an experience where participants can learn from one another by talking through different perspectives and approaches to local and global issues and working together to come up with community action steps.

Faith and Deliberation Baylor PDI collaborates with the Kettering Foundation and other national partners to produce resources specifically for students, faith communities, and local churches.
Resources Baylor PDI provides service to the university, city, county, and region by being available for special projects connected to public deliberation and collaborative decision-making.
Training Baylor PDI offers Deliberative Practice and Facilitation Trainings through our online certification program to prepare campus and community members to host PDI forums.
Associates and Fellows Program Members of the PDI community commit to take the deliberative model into their communities and classrooms, addresing important global and local issues.

Public Deliberation Initiative

Baylor Public Deliberation Initiative is a departmental program of Spirituality & Public Life sponsored by The Office of Spiritual Life with the support of the advisory board composed of Baylor staff, faculty, and community members.