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Launching the Dialogue Storytelling Tool

I’m excited to launch a new tool on the NCDD website to help you share your success stories more broadly

CPD-MartinAndStudents-borderThe draft tool can be found at
www.ncdd.org/storytelling-tool and I encourage everybody to take a look and give the tool a test drive by entering one of your dialogue and deliberation projects!

For a long time now, NCDD has wanted to find a way to collect more stories from our members about their dialogue and deliberation projects.  We’re working with both the Kettering Foundation and Participedia.net to broaden the reach of your stories — and give you more incentive to tell us about the great work you’re doing!

We’ve designed the tool to be as simple and streamlined as possible, with few required fields.  But if you find that something is missing or confusing in any way, we want to hear about it now so we can improve the tool.

We know how busy you all are, and that it can be hard to finish up one project before diving into the next.  We hope this simple tool will help you make a point of reporting (however briefly) on your D&D projects and programs on a regular basis.  By partnering with Kettering and Participedia, and by feeding appropriate entries into the NCDD blog and resource center, we’re helping you spread the word about what you’ve been accomplishing and learning.

Kettering is interested in learning more about innovative dialogue and deliberation projects, across a variety of different methodologies.  Participedia is interested in learning about more projects so they can potentially build fully formed case studies on them for inclusion in Participedia.  Other partners may be added in the future, if they can help broaden our reach.

Let me know what you think of the tool, whether you have any questions, and especially if you have any suggestions! Add a comment to this post, or email me at sandy@ncdd.org.

Note:  The photo shown here depicts Martin Carcasson and some of the students he brought to the 2012 NCDD conference in Seattle. It was taken as part of a photo slideshow project we ran leading up to the conference.

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Sandy Heierbacher is the Founding Director of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD). Sandy has an M.A. in International Management from SIT Graduate Institute, and also serves as a Research Deputy for the Kettering Foundation. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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