Certification

Level I Certification for Undergraduate and Graduate Student Associates
  • Commit to:
    • Complete Deliberative Practice Training (Online Module)
    • Complete Facilitation Training - Level 1 (Online Module)
  • Meet with Josh to discuss ongoing involvement of PDI model in your student organization, residence hall, or campus group
Level I Certification for Community Associates
  • Commit to:
    • Complete Deliberative Practice Training (Online Module)
    • Complete Facilitation Training - Level 1 (Online Module)
  • Meet with Josh to discuss ongoing involvement of PDI model in your community
Level I Certification for Staff Associates
  • Commit to:
    • Complete Deliberative Practice Training (Online Module)
    • Complete Facilitation Training - Level 1 and 2 (Online Modules)
  • Meet with Josh to discuss ongoing involvement of PDI model in your department, trainings, and programs
  • Host one PDI event in your area each year (including assessment)
  • Actively include civic habits and skills as part of the Goals and Outcomes for your events or programs
    • Example: “As a result of this experience, students will be able to articulate a clear understanding of public deliberation as one model of civic engagement."
    • Example: “As a result of this experience, students will understand that learning to have a good conversation about difficult issues is hard work and also a spiritual practice that develops compassion, humility, empathy, charitable listening, and the ability to hold competing ideas in tension."
Level I Certification for Faculty Associates
  • Commit to:
    • Complete Deliberative Practice Training (Online Module)
    • Complete Facilitation Training - Level 1 (Online Module)
    • Complete Supplemental Deliberative Theory Training - Deliberative Pedagogy (Online Module)
  • Meet with Josh to discuss ongoing involvement of PDI model in your department or coursework
  • Include one civic learning outcome in your Course Objectives
    • Example: “As a result of this course, students will be able to articulate a clear understanding of public deliberation as one model of civic engagement."
    • Example: “As a result of this course, students will understand that learning to have a good conversation about difficult issues is hard work and also a spiritual practice that develops compassion, humility, empathy, charitable listening, and the ability to hold competing ideas in tension."

Email BaylorPDI@baylor.edu if you are interested in gaining access to our Canvas sites for training and email Josh_Ritter@baylor.edu to discuss becoming an associate or fellow. 

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.