Register now for the 16th Annual Civic Life Institute

The West Virginia Center for Civic Life is holding its "Connecting People to Public Issues" Civic Life Institute at the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia on July 11 and 12, 2012. Now in its 16th year, the Institute hopes that participants will "have experienced practical processes of citizen engagement that you can use in your communities, your schools, and your organizations to build public capacity to work together on public issues." (See a past participant handbook here [pdf]).

 
Participants will: 
Learn how to move from community dialogue to action
Learn about moderating community discussions of public issues
Discuss strategies for organizing community dialogue initiatives
Network with others to build stronger communities
Engage in deliberation of important issues in our state, including:  
Addressing Early Childhood Needs  
Facing the Dropout Challenge  
Increasing Fitness and Nutrition  
Dealing with Prescription Drug Abuse  
Building Strong, Safe Neighborhoods
 
The $95 registration fee includes meals and materials. Continuing Education Unit's are available through West Virginia University. 
 
For more information, please contact:
Jean Ambrose at 304-679-3970 and ambrose@wvciviclife.org 
Betty Knighton at 304-344-3430 and knighton@wvciviclife.org