The OPPD offers the
following services to assist those who wish to become involved in public
deliberative forums and engage their communities in discussion of
important issues through moderating, issue framing, and/or holding a
forum for their organization.
Moderators and Recorders Academy Cleveland County
OSU Extension Office, Norman
April 30 and May 7, 2010
Click here to enroll
Moderators and Recorders Academy
- *Formerly Public Policy Institute (PPI).
The purpose of the OMRA is to teach people to conduct deliberative forums at
the local level using NIF materials. OMRA participants will learn to:
promote a local forum.
record a local forum for the purpose of coming to common ground and
identifying possible individual and public actions on an issue.
local network to support public deliberation.
perspectives expressed at local deliberative forums to local, state,
and national decision makers.
importance of deliberation in identifying the public's perspective
on public policy issues.
The OMRA is
held annually in various locations across the state. The OPPD has
found when teams of two or more people from a community or organization
attend the OMRA together, they have the best success with public deliberative forums
in their communities or organizations.
Local Issues Forums
OMRA participants return to their communities to organize and work with
a local steering committee to plan and conduct local issues forums -
typically two to four forums per year.
200 moderators and recorders have completed the training.
for a qualified moderator or recorder in your area!