The CSU Center for Public Deliberation (CPD) was established in the Fall of 2006 and is “Dedicated to enhancing local democracy through improved public communication and community problem solving. It serves as an impartial resource for the northern Colorado community to assist in community problem-solving. We analyze issues, design public participation events, host forums that students facilitate, and write reports on key issues while working with a wide variety of local institutions, including city, county, and state government, school districts, and campus and community organizations. Deliberation requires safe places for citizens to come together, good and fair information to help structure the conversation, and skilled facilitators to guide the process, and the CPD is dedicated to providing these three key ingredients to Northern Colorado.


17 CPD students attend NCDD conference in Washington, D.C. area

  17 students joined CPD director Martin Carcasson and Associate Director Katie Knobloch. (http://ncdd.org/events/ncdd2014). Thanks to all those who contributed to make this possible!

CPD students launch crowdfunding campaign to help cover costs of trip to National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation conference

Seventeen current CPD students will be joining director Martin Carcasson and associate director Katie Knobloch at the biennial National Coalition of Dialogue and Deliberation Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 17-19 (for more information on the conference visit http://ncdd.org/events/ncdd2014). They are asking for your help to defer some of their costs. See their video and donate through […]

New CPD annual report completed for the Fall 2013 - Summer 2014 academic year.

The new CPD annual report is available to download: cpd annual report 13-14

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