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.


Several upcoming CPD events

The Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation will be hosting or assisting with several events over the next month. All are open the public. On Thursday and Friday, April 2 and 3, CPD students will be assisting with the “Enslaved: A Modern Day Slavery Experience” event being held at CSU’s Lory Student Center. Interested participants can walk […]

Applications for CPD student associate program

CSU students interested in the CPD student associate program are encouraged to complete an application or come by the CPD office (Behavioral Science Building, A244) to talk with current student associates (students should be available from 10am-2pm M-F during the next two weeks). Students accepted into the student associate program enroll in SPCM 408 Applied […]

CPD will host forums on CSU parking system on March 27

The university is considering changes to our current parking model due to campus growth. To assist with that decision, at the request of the Vice President of University Operations, the Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation (http://cpd.colostate.edu/) will host three open sessions to provide an impartial setting to discuss university options for parking on […]

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