WSSU Consultation_2015

Consultation and Training



Engaged Scholars Partner Campus

Each cohort of Engaged Faculty Scholars is paired with a member institution seeking to develop or deepen faculty engagement. Each summer, an institution may apply to serve a one-year term as a partner institution. The Scholar will assist the institution in creating and/or implementing a faculty development plan related to community engagement.

Institutionalizing SLCE

NCCE staff are available for a half-day assessment workshop designed to review current community engagement efforts and create a 2 to 5 year plan/strategy for further institutionalization.


The following trainings are offered fee-for-service. Please contact Leslie Garvin for fees and capacity.

Deliberative Dialogue Moderator Training 

A deliberative dialogue forum is a method to bring people together to deliberate about challenging public issues. The process is guided by a neutral moderator and an issue guide that presents multiple approaches to addressing the problem. This forum method was developed by the National Issues Forum. Moderator training includes an overview of the theory of deliberative pedagogy and a deep dive into the method and practice of deliberative dialogue. Participants engage in a practice forum and receive strategies and tools for effective moderating.

Theater of the Oppressed (TO)

TO uses theater as means of promoting social and political change. Brazilian theater practitioner Augusto Boal developed these participatory theatrical forms in the 1970s. NC Campus Engagement offers training in three forms of Theater of the Oppressed.

  1. Image Theater is a creative way to use our bodies rather than language to explore the complexity of collaborating to solve social problems. The training places special emphasis on the role of allies and witnesses in addressing oppressive situations.
  2. Newspaper Theater is a method of critically engaging with media coverage of contemporary issues by transforming non-dramatic texts into performance. Newspaper Theater is a creative tool to promote media literacy.
  3. Forum Theater allows participants to explore real life scenarios in a way that empowers the audience to rehearse solutions to situations of oppression. It is a form of interactive drama in which “actors” perform situations of oppression and the audience become “spect-actors” proposing and performing alternative actions that could occur in the situation.

Overview and Fees [in consultation training folder]

Braver Angels

NCCE is a member of the Braver Angels Alliance of Central North Carolina (BAACNC). We can connect member institutions to the Alliance if they are interested in workshops that focus on bridging the political divide. All Braver Angels workshops are free. Available workshop options are listed below. 

Facilitating Braver Discussions – Developed exclusively by the BAACNC, Braver Discussions gives participants practice in adversarial situations they are likely to encounter in everyday life—dialog with someone with a different political leaning or conversation in a small group with mixed leanings. The hands-on, two-step structure of Braver Discussions helps participants build confidence while enjoying the skills they are practicing. 

Alliance members can facilitate the following workshops which are created by the national Braver Angels organization: 

  • Skills for Bridging the Divide 
  • Depolarizing Within workshops 
  • Families and Politics 
  • Red-Blue Workshops Learn more here.  

Click here for full descriptions: If you see a topic on this page that is not listed above, contact Leslie Garvin below.