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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.


Applications for students to join the CPD student associate program for the fall 2016 semester are now available (click here for the application). Initial deadline is April 15 for applications.

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Over 100 attend Community Issues Forum on Art of Belonging

On Wednesday, April 27, over 100 attendees participated in the Spring 2016 Community Issues Forum focused on the Art of Belonging. A diverse crowd discussed how we can work together to make Fort Collins more welcoming for all. Data was collected that will be shared here soon. 

CPD and City to host Art of Belonging Event

On Wednesday, April 27th, from 6 to 8pm, the city of Fort Collins and the CSU Center for Public Deliberation will be hosting our semi-annual Community Issues Forum at the Lincoln Center’s Canyon Room West. Working with the Office of Social Sustainability, the focus of the meeting will be on the “Art of Belonging.” RSVP […]

Applications for Fall 2016 Student Associate Programs are out

CSU students interested in applying for the CPD student associate program can download the application here: cpd application fall 2016. Around 15 students are added each semester, who then take a three hour class their first semester, followed by a one hour practicum their second to complete the program. The application includes additional details, and any […]

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