State We're In: Washington
A Civics Text by the League
of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund
Civility in Our
Program Information &
- League members, community partners, civic officials and the public are invited to participate in the 4-hour Public Introductory Workshops building conflict awareness and de-escalation skills.
- Spokane County Workshop - October 6
- The 6-month Moderator Training launched in July 2012 and includes League members, community partners, civic leaders and community activists and builds on existing League nonpartisan principles and programs.
The League of Women Voters of Washington, with help from the LWVUS Education
Fund, is developing a pool of skilled moderators who can
help citizens access fact-based information in today's
changing campaign environment and productively discuss the
candidates and issues in high-tension environments.
Active citizens can have a major impact
on public policy. Of course, that is what we in the LWV have
known and demonstrated for almost a century. In Olympia,
among legislature, state government and advocacy groups the
League is regarded as knowledgeable and credible. We maintain
nonpartisan relationships well and are sought after for our
legislative education and advocacy support. Help us respond
to increasing requests for nonpartisan League moderators to
moderate public issues forums and engage the public in
complex policy issues.
Register via the form below. This program is offered for free thanks to the generosity of LWVUS & LWVWA Ed Fund Boards, donors, and co-sponsors.
Online Registration Form
Civility in Our Democracy Program training modules, materials, and assessments are grounded in adopted best practices for community engagement in public issues and will be prepared by Dumas & Associates, Inc. and a team of public issues conflict resolution, adult education, and community engagement specialists working with League Moderators from across Washington. Program participants will participate in pre and post training assessments which will be used in the development of replicable toolkits for continued use by Leagues in Washington and across the United States.
LEARN how and why conflict occurs
between people and groups, how it escalates, and how to
manage it during tense discussions. Join citizens and
civic leaders across Washington who commit to using
civil approaches to participating in the 2012-2013
elections. Each 4-hour workshop is a fast-paced,
skills-building session for League members, civic
leaders and community partners and includes discussion
about real issues. This program is open to League members and community guests across Washington. Please contact the state office if you're interested in joining us.
6-Month Moderator Training
This program launched in July 2012. Click here
Network of Civility and learn skills to support reasoned
discussion of the facts and values driving the issues in the
news and on our ballots. Practice and apply conflict
de-escalation skills and reasoned thinking approaches in
groups of all sizes, digital and live. You’ll help promote
reasoned, civil discussions in communities across Washington
State while building a network of colleagues equally
committed to less rhetoric and more meaningful discussion
about the tough public policy choices ahead. This 12-hour
Moderator Training program examines best practices in
public issues conflict and 21st century campaign & elections tools.
Training includes assessments, practicum assignments and
toolkits for continued learning with LWVWA and Leagues