Presentations & Trainings

    In her interactive presentations, trainings and workshops, Slow Democracy co-author Susan Clark shares inspiring success stories and teaches new techniques for inclusive, sustainable decision making.  

    Participants hear stories from communities across the U.S. and beyond that are making their local decision-making processes more inclusive, deliberative, and empowered. From these examples, participants glean practical techniques for increasing participation and civility in community discussions.

    A Slow Democracy event will be tailored to your needs, bringing slow democracy concepts to life and helping participants create communities that are more civically engaged, economically stable, and environmentally sustainable.

 

Susan Clark facilitates conversations on Slow Democracy at the Cooperstown (NY) Graduate Program. Photo by Annie Stewart-Honicker.

Susan Clark facilitates conversations on Slow Democracy at the Cooperstown (NY) Graduate Program. Photo by Annie Stewart-Honicker.

“I cannot tell you how many people have commented on your talk. You did such a great job and tailored it beautifully to our group. Your personality and presentation style enhanced what was already bound to be a compelling discussion. Slow Democracy continues to come up in conversation at our program and has surely made a lasting impression.”

Rosemary Craig, Assistant to the Director, Cooperstown (NY) Graduate Program

A discussion of Slow Democracy concepts engages students and the public as part of the We the People exhibition at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. Photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk.

A discussion of Slow Democracy concepts engages students and the public as part of the We the People exhibition at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. Photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk.

“Susan Clark spoke to a packed auditorium … some of the folks in the room were initially naïve, and some hard-boiled cynics. By the end of her presentation, all were inspired. That is an amazing gift.”

 Steve Chase, Director of Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England (NH)

The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation featured Susan Clark and Slow Democracy as part of their biannual conference (Seattle, WA).

The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation featured Susan Clark and Slow Democracy as part of their biannual conference (Seattle, WA).

"Your presentation was great: accessible, fun, useful, interesting."

 Jake Brown, Chair, Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions, and Communications/Government Affairs Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Susan Clark discusses Slow Democracy at the River Run Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH. 

Susan Clark discusses Slow Democracy at the River Run Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH. 

“Great content, great group engagement, practical examples, good resources for future action. … Energetic, engaging and knowledgeable. … A lot of great information with humor and personality.”

Slow Democracy workshop participants, Connecting for Change/Bioneers Conference, New Bedford MA

Slow Democracy at the Cooperstown (NY) Graduate Program. Photo by Annie Stewart-Honicker.

Slow Democracy at the Cooperstown (NY) Graduate Program. Photo by Annie Stewart-Honicker.