Next Generation Facilitators

Next Generation's "Building Trust through Civil Discourse" Workshops are led by trained legislator facilitators who volunteer their time to help foster civility and bipartisan collaboration around the country. Next Generation currently has 48 trained facilitators comprised of current and former state lawmakers. Each year, Next Generation trains additional legislators to join this dynamic group of leaders. 

Facilitator Requirements:

Next Generation facilitators should be passionate about improving the civic culture in states nationwide and committed to working across the aisle. Communities are demanding public servants who can work together and be role models for future generations. Becoming a facilitator provides state legislators with a chance to effect change in their states and nationwide.

  • Complete NICD’s complimentary two and a half day Facilitator Training

  • Commit to facilitating at least one workshop per year

  • Model and uphold civility as an ambassador of the Next Generation Program

The Benefits of Becoming a Next Generation Facilitator:

  • The opportunity to lead state legislators in other states through the Next Generation  workshop

  • Participation in a bipartisan network of state legislators from other states to seek support, share best practices, and collaborate

  • A two and a half day facilitator training in Tucson, Arizona led by Dr. Kirk Emerson, University of Arizona

  • The chance to travel to other states and learn about their models of state government

Interested in becoming a Facilitator? Please email Makayla Meachem directly at makaylam@email.arizona.edu