Certification Program

In Fall 2016 we launched a Certification Program to recognize those who are being trained to serve as facilitators and note-takers at our forums. We have a great group of trainees so far, and we are always looking to add more people to the certification program.

In 2019, we launched a new ONLINE Certification Program. Most of our trainings now take place online, in preparation for helping us facilitate a forum or helping you organize and facilitate your own forum.

Email BaylorPDI@baylor.edu if you are interested in gaining access to our Canvas sites for training!

Current Certifications Offered via Canvas

  • Facilitator Certification Level I
    • Complete Deliberative Practice Training (Online Module)
    • Complete Facilitation Training – Level 1 (Online Module)
  • Facilitator Certification Level II
    • Complete Facilitation Training – Level 2 (Online Modules)
  • Advanced Facilitator Certification
    • Attend all day workshop (dates TBD)

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.