Over the summer, the Center for Public Deliberation (CPD) relocated to Clark B322. Along with the new space—dubbed the College of Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Centers and Programs Wing—came new neighbors, including:

On the same floor in Clark, there is now a shared student collaboratorium. This exciting new space is for students from the CPD and IRISS who want to collaborate with peers or quietly study.

Head over to check out the new space! The CPD office is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Collage of three photos. One is of a wall featuring the CPD logo, posters, and a coffee station. The second is a bookshelf and posters. The third is office furniture, a desk, and a window.

How to get involved with the Center for Public Deliberation

The CPD is currently accepting applications for their Student Associate Program.

Every semester, the Center selects 15-20 new Student Associates to become trained facilitators. These students enroll in a 3-credit course, Applied Deliberative Techniques, to learn all the skills needed to manage effective and meaningful conversations.

Following the first semester, students are required to register for at least one credit of practicum. Every practicum credit is equal to 45 hours of CPD-related work. This work includes facilitating at community events, working on a CPD team, data entry, and various other skill-building tasks. Though students are only required to complete one semester of practicum, most continue earning credits with the CPD for multiple semesters. Learn more about the program and how to apply here.

If you have any questions about the program, you can either stop by the CPD’s new offices in Clark B322, or send an email to cpd@colostate.edu.

About the Center for Public Deliberation

Center for Public Deliberation logoEstablished in 2006, the CPD is housed in the Department of Communication Studies and serves as an impartial resource for the northern Colorado community to assist in community problem-solving. Director and Professor Martín Carcasson, Associate Director and Associate Professor Katherine Knobloch, and Managing Director Sabrina Slagowski-Tipton oversee the center. Every semester, the CPD analyzes issues, designs public participation events, hosts forums that students facilitate, and writes reports on key issues while working with a wide variety of local institutions.

The CPD is dedicated to enhancing local democracy through improved public communication and community problem-solving. Their latest work includes the Northern Colorado Deliberative Journalism Project and the Minimum Wage Community Guide Program. Learn more at cpd.colostate.edu