Allegany College of Maryland (ACM), along with other community colleges across the country, hosts and sponsors deliberative dialogues on campus for faculty, staff, students and community members about diverse and inclusive social issues.
Deliberative dialogues encourage diverse sets of participants to engage in solution-focused conversations, by helping them to develop the critical thinking skills needed to discuss and understand complex issues from diverse perspectives.
This democratic learning practice and tool encourages participants to become active citizens together. Deliberative dialogues address important, and sometimes contentious, issues that occur in local communities and in broader world contexts.
ACM is a member organization of the Democracy Committment (TDC). As a member organization ACM follows the guidelines established by the TDC.
To view the public dialogue facilitation manual click on this link.