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Workshop July 22 - 26, 2019, in Konstanz

Fostering Moral-Democratic Competence with Discussion Theater / KMDD®

Registration deadline: April 30 | Special offers | Tourist Info | Program | Flyer Training & Certification


Last revision: April 12, 2019


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; 2016)

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. 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.

The full training & certification consists of this workshop plus a training-on-the-job. For more information on the KMDD/Discussion Theater see Lind (2016).

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

How to apply: If you are interested in participating, you should apply as early as possibly, but not later than April 30, 2019.
Write to georg.lind [at]

Costs: The fee is 400,00 Euro. You will get the bank account where to transfer the money after your application.

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

Hotels and boarding:

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.

Preliminary course program (access: user = "kmdd kurs", password = "kohlberg".

Special Offers  

You can attend the workshop on Monday morning (9.00 - 13.00) for free. You must not pay but you must register. If you decide to continue, you can pay on-site.

The Workshop fee includes participation in the symposium.

Deadline for Your Registration and Payment of Fees:


April 30, 2019. Please register and pay as early as possible. You will get the bank account information for transferring your fee on request from georg.lind [ät]

The workshop-seminar will take place only if 12 regular paying participants have registered and paid their fee. You will be notified by May 5th, 2019 through e-mail. Please check also this web-site in case your e-mail does not work.

Training & Certification as KMDD-Teacher  

A valid KMDD-Teacher certificate tells your clients that you can use the KMDD effectively and responsibly. It allows you to use the KMDD® mark for advertising your service as a KMDD-Teacher.

In order to get the KMDD-Teacher® certificate you can apply for training & certification program (see KMDD-Flyer) within two years after date on which the KMDD-Trainee certificate is issued. On application you will receive a contract form and the KMDD-Training Manual. It is valid for two years. After re-certification, the certificate is valid life-long.


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.


Recommended book
2016, July 2016, Berlin: Logos



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.

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..