Dr. Kara Dillard sits down with Lyn Carson, deliberation scholar and host of the popular “Facilitating Public Deliberations” podcast to talk moderating online deliberative forums and specifically about Common Ground for Action. In this episode, Kara explains this short-form process, as well as its strengths and challenges. Dillard spends time outlining how collaborative choicework process works in Common Ground for Action and why getting young people to deliberate online can help save democracy and how the unique visuals in CGA can help “unstick” a group from disagreement and conflict and into common ground.

As a moderator training specialist for NIF Dillard offers insight into the difference between online and face-to-face facilitation.

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Listen to Dr. Kara Dillard, professor of communication studies and CGA moderator, talk about how CGA encourages deliberation.