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Workshop July 22 - 26, 2019, in Konstanz

Fostering Moral-Democratic Competence
Discussion Theater / KMDD

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Last revision: June 22, 2019



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Democracy must be learned! Democracy cannot function if its citizens do not have a certain level of moral-democratic competence, that is, the ability to solve problems and conflicts on the basis of these principles through thinking and discussion, instead of through the use of violence and deceit, or through submitting to others.

dt_klogoI have developed a method to foster moral-democratic competence: The Konstanz Method of Dilemma-Discussion (KMDD)®, recently turned into a new form of theater: the Discussion Theater "Speaking & Listening" (DT). Both methods cost little time and money, but have shown to be very effective in many intervention studies (Lind 2002; 2019)

However, KMDD and DT are effective only if they are applied by well-trained and certified KMDD-Teachers. Moral dilemma discussions trigger emotions which need to be handled properly. Without training, both methods may be fun for the participants but do not increase their moral-democratic competence.

All participants who have completed the workshop and handed in a complete portfolio will get a KMDD-Trainee certificate.

In order to protect teachers' investment into their training the KMDD® is registered in many countries (e.g. EU, China, Switzerland, Turkey) as an international trade mark.

Participants should have some experience with teaching, mental training of theater. Student in the fields of psychology and education are also accepted.

Workshop director: apl. Prof. em. Dr. Georg Lind

Book your hotel as early as possible. Konstanz is a much preferred holiday and vacation place in summer:

Date, Time



July, 22 - 26, 2019. Monday (9.00 sharp) through Friday (to 13.00 / 1:00 p.m.), daily 9.00 - 17.00.
The symposium is part of the KMDD workshop-seminar.

Konstanz. Katholische Hochschulgemeinde, Werner-Sombart-Str. 11.


The fee is 400,00 Euro. You will get the bank account where to transfer the money after your application. A reduction is available on request.

You can attend the workshop on Monday morning (9.00 - 13.00) and Thursday morning (9.00 - 11.30) for free in order to participate in a performance of the Discussion Theater.

The Workshop includes participation in the symposium.


This workshop-seminar is recognized (needs to be verified)

  • as part of the KMDD-Teacher training and certification process ... more
  • as "Schlüsselqualifikation" for several programs at the University of Konstanz.
  • as a Workshop (16 AE Arbeitseinheiten) from Modul II, Themenbereich II "Alternative Lehr- und Lernformen" of the Baden-Württemberg-Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik at the University of Konstanz.
  • Certified KMDD-Teachers who are also interested in getting the Baden-Württemberg-Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik should contact the Arbeitsstelle Hochschuldidaktik of the University of Konstanz for consultation.
  • as Lehrerfortbildung by the Regierungspräsidium Freiburg.

Tourist Information Konstanz




Please book accommodation as early as possible! (If necessary, cancel in time.)

Konstanz is a beautiful city, surrounded by an inviting country-side (Lake of Constance, Swiss Alps, mediaeval monasteries and castles etc.), all easily accessible by walking, by bike and by public transportation (bus, train, ship). Switzerland, Austria, France, and Italy are nearby.

Accommodation can be found through Konstanz Tourist Information and Google.

Nearby Airports with train connection to Konstanz, distance in hours:
Zürich (1 hr), Basel (1,5 hr), Friedrichshafen (1 hr), Baden-Baden/Karlsruhe (2 hr), Frankfurt (4 hrs), Munich (4 hrs.)
. At Munich Airport is a Flixbus to Konstanz available. All times are approximately.

The university has parking lots (fees). It can also be reached through bus lines 9A/B and 11.

A bike-rental is next to the train station: kultur-rädle.


Recommended book
2019, 2nd editoon, Berlin: Logos (in press)



References on the Konstanz Method of Dilemma-Discussion (KMDD)®

Reports on various fields of application of the KMDD (mostly in German)

Opinions of KMDD course participants (mostly in German)

Media reports on the KMDD (mostly in German)


Lind, G. (2016). How to teach morality. Promoting deliberation and discussion, reducing violence and deceit. Berlin: Logos. (2nd extended edition in print; 4th extended German edition published 2019)

Further reading:

© Georg Lind | Please report inconsistencies to this e-mail address: georg.lind [ät]

® "KMDD - Konstanzer Methode der Dilemma-Diskussion" is an internationally registered mark in Germany, and the European Union, Switzerland, Turkey, China, Colombia etc..