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2022 Democracy Promise Unconference Plenary Session: Is the American Experiment Over? is a Course

2022 Democracy Promise Unconference Plenary Session: Is the American Experiment Over?

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Full course description

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library (In-Person) - Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215
CEs: One (1)
Registration Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022

Course Description

The American experiment speaks to the aspiration that a government formed on ideals of freedom and equality can persist despite internal and external challenges. But it also illuminates consistent failures to extend those ideals to everyone. In this time of deep division and serious threats to democratic institutions, have we seen the limits of the American experiment? Is it still possible to realize dreams of liberty and justice or have we reached the edges of what is possible in this system? Join us for a provocative lunch plenary to explore the boundaries of the American experiment and chart a path forward together.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify contested spaces influencing the health of American democratic institutions. 
  • Participants will be able to articulate historical struggles around voter access that mirror contemporary challenges.
  • Participants will be able to recognize how race continues to structure access to political power.
  • Participants will be able to list opportunities for engagement focused on strengthening democratic institutions.

Continuing Education Information

  • Classifications
    • One (1) CE clock hour
    • Content Level: Beginner
    • Meets requirements for OCSWMFT Board 
    • Meets requirements for OCDP Board in
      • Prevention: PE - Ethics for Prevention 
      • Treatment: S3 - Program Development & Quality Assurance (for Clinical Supervisors)
    • Meets requirements for ASWB ACE Program 
  • Attendance Requirements
    • Participants must submit an individual registration in ScarletCanvas to receive CE credit.
    • Upon arrival, you must first check in to the event by providing your handwritten signature and arrival time on the registration attendance record, which will be alphabetized by last name. You are required by the Boards to provide your signature and list your arrival time to earn CE credit.
    • When the event concludes, you must check out by providing your departure time on the registration attendance record. You are required by the Boards to list your departure time to earn CE credit.
    • You must attend the session, in full, to receive credit. Partial credit will not be awarded, with no exceptions.
    • You must also submit the post-event evaluation survey to receive your CE certificate. More details are listed below.
  • Evaluation, Certificate, & Reporting
    • Eligible participants will receive an email announcement within five (5) business days of the training end date indicating access to the course evaluation/feedback survey has been opened.
    • Once your evaluation/feedback survey is submitted, ScarletCanvas-Catalog will generate your CE certificate/certificate of attendance for download and/or print
    • CE hours will be reported to CE Broker within 30-days for OCSWMFTB and OCDP licensees who provide their full license numbers with their course evaluation/feedback survey.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: RCST111747), is an approved provider for The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (OCSWMFT) Board.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: 50-24068), is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals (OCDP) Board.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: 1628), is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. OSU College of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 4/30/22-4/30/25. Social workers completing this course receive one (1) continuing education credit.

Don't see your licensing board or certifying entity/agency listed as an approved CE provider above? Please contact your licensing board or certifying entity/agency directly to find out if they will accept CE clock hours awarded by OSU College of Social Work.

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We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation to participate in this course, please contact CSW Accessibility as early as possible and in advance of the training start date by email at or call 614-688-1657.

Requests received at least 14-days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the College will make every effort to meet requests that we receive regardless of lead time.

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We are committed to providing an optimal learning experience for our course participants. However, we recognize that on occasion something unexpected may occur that would keep you from attending a training, or that there may be an instance that requires us to review circumstances that have caused concern for a participant, an instructor, or both. Please visit our Complaint, Refund, No-Show, & Cancellation Policies for more information on this process.

Contact Us

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, 302 Stillman Hall, 1947 College Road, Columbus OH, 43210. Phone: (614) 292-3032. Email: Website: