Designed to be a transformative experience for graduate students and professionals, this program covers the practice and theory of leading groups through collaborative decision-making. Through a series of four courses, students will learn:
approaches to participatory planning and collaborative decision-making that are supported by sound scholarship
communication and leadership skills for designing and leading productive meetings
dialogic practices for developing and maintaining constructive working relationships and managing conflict
proven frameworks selecting or designing engagement processes for organizations, stakeholders, or whole communities
a wide range of tools and techniques for engaging small and large groups to address conflicts, explore alternatives and inform policy
principles and practices that move groups toward sustainable action that changes lives
Courses are presented in a hybrid format, with some offered online and others face-to-face. Students will interact regularly with each other and leaders in the field.
Acceptance into the program is contingent on satisfactory standing with the graduate school. Approval must be granted by the student’s graduate committee and the DDPE director.
Courses (12 credit hours)
Once admitted to the program, students must complete 12 credit hours as follows: