Log in
Log in
  • Home
  • Citizen Cafe Facilitation Training

Citizen Cafe Facilitation Training

  • Friday, February 09, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • John Jay College, 524 West 59th St., Room 520.28 Haaren Hall


  • Please contact Maria Volpe for registration code.
  • Please contact Mediators Beyond Borders International - NY for registration code

Registration is closed

MBBI-NYC, ACR-GNY and the Dispute Resolution Center at the John Jay College

are pleased to co-sponsor

Meta-Culture’s launching of Citizen Demos,
an initiative to strengthen our democracy.

Citizen Cafe Facilitation Training

February 9, 2018   
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

John Jay College
524 West 59th Street
Room 520.28 Haaren Hall

New York City

Living in a democracy, it is easy to be impatient, frustrated and even cynical about its failings. But consider this: What would it really mean for us to live in a non-democratic society with no independent courts and human rights agencies? What if there were no newspapers or TV stations to challenge a despot? What if disputes were always settled by whoever was most powerful?

Citizen Café is a project of Citizen Demos. These facilitated dialogues are designed to nurture a reflective citizenry and a robust culture of democracy. Citizen Demos now offers facilitation training for Citizen Café conversations. Join our cadre of facilitators to be in the forefront of strengthening and protecting our democracy.

Facilitated by Ashok Panikkar, Founder Meta-Culture

Because there is a crisis of democracy and we cannot wait for someone else to protect our political system

At this workshop, participants will learn how to:
1.     Discuss what the crisis tells us about our own society and its vulnerabilities
2.     Identify key values, skills and dispositions necessary for a democratic culture
3.     Design and convene a Citizen Café in their neighborhood or workplace
4.     Facilitate reflective and deliberative conversations                               

This all-day workshop is free to members of ACR-GNY, Mediators Beyond Borders International, and the community of staff, faculty, students and alumni of John Jay College. 

Those attending this workshop should also consider attending the free 

Citizen Cafe

Tuesday, February 6, 6-9 p.m. 

John Jay College
524 West 59th Street
Room 520.28 Haaren Hall

New York City

For more information on the 2/6 event and to RSVP, please email Brad Roth at

Association for Conflict Resolution - Greater New York Chapter


Contact Us

Email us at

ACR-GNY's mission and programming are generously sponsored by:

ADR Notable: Dispute Resolution Management Made Easy 

Discounts on ADR Notable platform available for ACR-GNY members!

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software