Community Policy Institutes

The Russell Forum offers community policy institutes that provide training in a range of skills associated with deliberative dialogues on a periodic basis. Typically, these workshops offer training in convening, moderating, and issue framing over a two-day period for a fee to cover costs. Scholarships are often available for applicants with demonstrated need. If you are interested in receiving notices about upcoming community policy institutes, please visit contact RFCLG staff using the feedback form on the “Contact us” page, or check the calendar for upcoming public policy institutes, typically offered by RFCLG on an annual basis.

Moderating, Convening, Issue-Framing Workshops

The Russell Forum also provides half-day ala carte workshops in moderating, convening, citizen forum reporting, or issue framing on an on-demand basis. To arrange one of these workshops for an organization or group, please contact RFCLG staff using the feedback form on the “Contact us” page.

Resource Library

The Russell Library maintains a library of materials related to developing civic engagement programming that are available for loan to individuals and groups interested in developing civic education programming.


Contacts: Jill Severn, 706-542-5766 | Jan Levinson: 706-542-5788 | rfclg@uga.edu


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