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Webinar | New Youth and Opportunity Issue Discussion Materials - Shared screen with speaker view
Brad Rourke (Kettering)
01:16:06
Yes.
Katherine Allen
01:19:48
I am interested in moderating in the future in my community. Has anyone had experience or know how I might be able to utilize the virtual platform?
Kara Dillard (she/her)
01:20:57
Hi Katherine, yes! I organize moderator trainings for anyone interested in convening and moderating a online forum, especially the Common Ground for Action virtual platform. Let’s chat further!
Sarah Read
01:21:19
If you mean Finding Common Ground as the virtual platform - yes I have used that and would be happy to talk to you about using it in the community.
Mary Wrafter
01:21:23
Hi Connie, nice to be here, greetings from Ireland!
Christy Stanker
01:21:57
@katherine, superstar moderator Kara Dillard will be joining us on the webinar today to talk more about how to host an online forum using both the CGA platform & zoom
Kara Dillard - Online Deliberation
01:37:39
Link to the Youth & Opportunity issue guide: https://www.nifi.org/en/issue-guide/youth-and-opportunity
Paula Cancro
01:37:53
Are these slides available?
Kara Dillard - Online Deliberation
01:38:15
@Paula, they’ll be available afterward. Darla will send an email with slides and a link to view a recording of this webinar.
Paula Cancro
01:39:15
Excellent - thank you
Kara Dillard - Online Deliberation
01:39:55
These slides will also be posted alongside the issue guide on the NIFI website so if you want to use them in your forum, you can. www.nifi.org
Alberto Olivas
01:47:27
Another slant on Option 3 is that politicians are motivated to work on short-term achievements, but job growth and economic development issues require long-term planning.
Alberto Olivas
01:48:03
I.e. some would say it's unrealistic to expect effective political solutions to these issues.
Sherry Lewis
01:48:24
Well-said, Alberto!
Sarah Read
01:49:15
Agree re motivations! And if we had better democratic and media structures on accountability and tracking maybe there would be more incentive to focus on the long-term!
Sherry Lewis
01:50:05
It's like a magician who tells the audience, "Come back in three days and the frog will have turned into a swan!"
Brad Rourke (Kettering)
01:51:05
Thanks so much for these awesome comments!
Alberto Olivas
01:54:05
Looks amazing! Does CGA require participants to download an app or create an account with a login and password beforehand? In my experience, those requirements can cause significant drop off in interest.
Kara Lindaman
01:54:28
The figure on the slide is from a forum sponsored by the “Up to Us” minigrant on “A Nation in Debt” last spring, 2020.
Gregg Kaufman
01:54:48
We will undoubtedly have teens and young adults in Youth and Opportunity forums. I plan to use some common questions for all three options: “What actions/steps could you - young people - take to advance this option? Where do you see yourself as a co-creator or co-producer of steps to improve opportunity for citizens?”
Brad Rourke (Kettering)
01:55:06
Those are great questions Gregg.
Alberto Olivas
01:55:29
@Gregg, I love those questions, and putting youth front and center re next steps/actions.
Kara Lindaman
01:56:33
I agree, Alberto. @Gregg always has the best creative questions to spur personal investment and to empower young people.
Jo Dee Davis
01:58:27
My focus for thriving is always trauma and healing opportunities, recreation and creation. Nothing else matters when kids are carrying hurt and confusion. Harder to address virtually than some of the cognitive goals. But becoming possible. Deliberating about hurt and hope!
Alberto Olivas
01:59:29
Is this the link? https://www.nifi.org/en/with-the-people
Kara Dillard - Online Deliberation
02:00:47
April 5-10, 2021 online deliberation week for students: https://www.nifi.org/en/events/public-voice-2021-cross-campus-cga-forum-series
Christy Stanker
02:01:37
https://www.itsuptous.org/get-involved/deliberative-dialogue
Kara Dillard - Online Deliberation
02:01:53
Deliberation Day | Youth & Opportunity online forums https://www.nifi.org/en/events/deliberation-day-2021-youth-and-opportunity-cga-forums
Gary Petree18656
02:02:59
If we are at a campus, does the grant go to individual or institution?
Brad Rourke (Kettering)
02:04:28
All Youth and Opportunity materials available here: https://www.nifi.org/en/issue-guide/youth-and-opportunity
Brad Rourke (Kettering)
02:04:46
Direct link to video: https://vimeo.com/492536815
Sherry Lewis
02:05:13
The money is issued to you to use.
Christy Stanker
02:05:50
@Gary The money is issued to yourself or the institution -- it really depends on what you'd like. However, we always recommend getting the check mailed to a personal address as 80% of the time checks are mailed to a university they get lost.
Sarah Read
02:06:16
And how that money is reported/recorded generally will depend on the policies of your academic institution and whose bandwidth you are using to host an online forum.
Gary Petree18656
02:06:37
I understand there may also be a lot of administration if it passes through the institution.
Sarah Read
02:07:17
@Gary - totally agree with that!
Christy Stanker
02:07:18
Exactly Sarah and Gary. Most applicants do have the check made out to themselves personally to get around the admin red tape. But some still choose to have it made out to their institution.
Alberto Olivas
02:07:30
Great news re: no app or account requirement for CGA. Hooray!Re: the microgrant - I would probably have a student leader submit the request and get the $ directly for assisting with planning and promoting the forum. Avoids extra work with receiving $ and issuing payment.
Christy Stanker
02:07:51
That is great Alberto! We love student moderators :D
Cristina Haedo’s iPad
02:09:10
I agree, we are trying to encourage our student leaders to become more active dialogue moderators at our community college. This is one of the goals of our Equity Committee on campus
Christy Stanker
02:10:14
Multiple grants can be given to the same institution -- so if you have a few students who want to host dialogues, they can all apply for the grant. If you personally want to host a few dialogues with different audiences each time, we are able to support each one of those dialogues.
Margaret Holt
02:10:23
Please stress that people in all kinds of setting do forums in addition to colleges and universities.
Cristina Haedo’s iPad
02:10:25
Thank you Kara, can I find your contact info at Common Ground for Action website..
Kara Dillard - Online Deliberation
02:10:47
@cristina: kdillard@nifi.org
Cristina Haedo’s iPad
02:10:57
Thanks
Brad Rourke (Kettering)
02:11:55
Let’s talk!
Sarah Read
02:12:08
Having students or community members who serve as moderators target the microgrant funds they receive to an organization of their choice can be a way to raise funds and a motivator.
Katherine Allen
02:12:18
Question for experienced moderators: which is the best way for "newbies" both moderator and attendees...would you recommend CGA or Zoom?
Barbara A Brown
02:12:25
Super informative folks, Thanks!
Sherry Lewis
02:12:40
Any suggestions for advertising to the general public? I can use the Universities mass mail/announcements to get students involved, but what about the regular folks?
Cristina Haedo’s iPad
02:12:43
Thank you so much NIF...Great program, will look out for more in the future.
Sarah Read
02:13:13
They are very different. CGA is a great intro and would be good to have a Zoom to continue the conversation at a later time.
Robert Richards
02:13:23
I think Brad has a good guide to writing an issue guide; it's free: https://www.kettering.org/catalog/product/developing-materials-deliberative-forums
Hoyt
02:13:26
Can you please tell us about how the "options" in the issues guides are developed and selected? How do you recommend moderators deal with alternative options that come up in the deliberations?
Sarah Read
02:14:06
General public - consider partnering with your library or organization like League of Women Voters or NAACP
Mary Wrafter
02:14:13
Thank you all for the information, excellent and very focused, be safe!
Gregg Kaufman
02:14:41
Best wishes everyone. Next zoom awaits.
Kara Dillard - Online Deliberation
02:14:42
Social media is powerful.
Alberto Olivas
02:14:43
Think about what groups on campus might be interested. At ASU our Andrew Goodman Fellows chapter, student government, student civic coalition
Nina Tamrowski
02:15:00
Thank-you. This was very helpful and informative. We're thinking of starting Issues forums on our campus.
Alberto Olivas
02:15:00
Campus housing might be interested as an activity to create community for newer housing residents
Brad Rourke (Kettering)
02:15:15
@Hoyt — the link that @Roberrt Richards posted describes where the “options” come from. Short answer is they emerge from the research on people’s starting points and concerns. Very often people in forums come up with “fourth options” which (to me) is always evidence that the issue guide is working!
Mary Wrafter
02:15:44
Bye everyone!
Kara Lindaman
02:15:55
Thank you—Great to see everyone!
Jo Dee Davis
02:16:00
thanks
Carole MacNeil
02:16:01
Thank you for this session!