Open-Call Trainings

​Open-Call Civic Reflection Facilitation Trainings help participants gain hands-on experience in facilitating reflective discussions. The trainings are led by CCR staff who are nationally recognized experts in dialogue and civic discourse. CCR hosts several Open-Call Trainings in Chicago each year, all of which are open to the public.

CCR staff member leads an open-call training
CCR Director, Adam Davis, helps open-call training participants figure out how to select an object (text, image, video) as a catalyst for discussion.

Benefits of Open-Call Trainings:

  • Concrete facilitation skills—basic mechanics of developing questions and identifying resources, planning and leading discussions, and integrating reflection and dialogue into civic work
  • Facilitation Handbook with guidelines, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions
  • Sample set of diverse texts and images useful for exploring civic values and activities, including one free CCR publication
  • New network of colleagues engaged in this practice
  • Connections to CCR’s resources including access to our staff for ongoing support, our print publications and our online Resource Library
  • Potential opportunities to facilitate discussions as a CCR associate
  • An engaging, encouraging, and memorable experience
  • Continuing professional development credits (13.5 CPDU's) available to participating Illinois teachers

See a schedule of upcoming Open-Call trainings.

For more information about our Open-Call Trainings, please contact us at 312-750-1760 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)