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What books should we include in the NCDD Seattle conference bookstore?

Hi, everyone! We wanted to engage NCDDers — especially those of you who are joining us for the NCDD national conference in Seattle next month — in the all-important question of which books we should include in the conference bookstore.

NCDD members are a well-read, intelligent bunch, and many of you have published your own books.  We want to include an exciting array of new, interesting, useful books for both seasoned folks and newbies in our field.  And we especially want to make sure conference presenters’ and attendees’ books are offered at the bookstore.

Please visit our WeJIT brainstorm and add your book ideas to the mix.  I’ve already seeded it with some books we definitely plan on asking the University of Washington’s bookstore (the folks running our conference book sales) to bring, so look over that list first to see what’s already there.  In addition to posting as many books as you want, as individual comments, you can also vote on your favorite book.  (Or just vote on your favorite — even if you don’t have one to add!)

We’re using a brand new engagement tool created by one of our conference co-sponsors, Democrasoft, to gather your input on books we should include in the bookstore.  So in addition to adding new books and voting on your favorite, check out the tool and share our “WeJIT” on books with your friends. And learn more about starting your own WeJITS (it’s free and easy, and it’s a great way to engage people very quickly around a specific question) at www.mywejit.com/learn-more.

One of the things I’m excited about with this new tool is that you can create a tiny engagement platform in minutes, and choose from a range of question/engagement types that have different options. For example, WeSelect allows your visitors to select from two or more options that you provide and support their choice(s) with comments, while WeDiscuss provides a forum-like environment with no voting.

Sandy Heierbacher is the director of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD). She co-founded NCDD in 2002 with her husband Andy Fluke. Sandy has an M.A. in International Management from SIT Graduate Institute. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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  1. David says:

    This sounds interesting. Is anyone else having problems with it loading. When i click on the link it send me to the page but keeps showing a loading symbol.

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