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Missed the Confab Call on Brain Science? Watch It Now!

Last week, NCDD hosted another installment of our Confab Call series, and we are excited to report back about how great the conversation was. We were joined by around 35 members to hear a wonderful presentation from NCDD members Mary V. Gelinas and Susan Stuart Clark titled Planning from the Inside Out: How Brain Science Supports Constructive Dialogue and Deliberation. You really missed out if you weren’t there with us!

Confab bubble imageMary & Susan’s talk was incredibly educational and had a lot of useful nuggets of knowledge on what the field of brain science can teach us about making D&D work more effective. We discussed how a poorly structured meeting can activate our fight or flight response, that public comment periods can create severely limiting performance anxiety, and how something as simple as inviting folks to pause for a deep breath can dramatically shift the way participants are connecting in a meeting – plus a lot more. There were so many D&D applications of brain science that we could have spent several more hours more talking about it!

NCDD members who missed this event can watch the recording by clicking here. We also recommend taking a look at Mary and Susan’s slideshow presentations that they were kind enough to share with us, and you can find those by clicking here.

Thanks so much to Mary and Susan for all the valuable information and to all of those who participated in the call!

To learn more about NCDD Confab Calls and find recordings from past presentations, visit www.ncdd.org/events/confabs.

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An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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