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From the CommunityAuthor Archives: Andy Fluke

Blogger Bio:  Andy Fluke is the co-founder of NCDD and currently provides creative support to many of NCDD's publications and events. He also works with a handful of other NCDD members on a variety of projects as consultant and designer. More about his work can be found at www.andyfluke.com.

Will Friedman Interview from NCDD Seattle

At the 2012 NCDD national conference in Seattle, NCDD member and filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson sat down with over a dozen leaders in our community to ask them about their work and their hopes and concerns for our field and for democratic governance in our country. Today we’re featuring the interview with Will Friedman, president of Public Agenda, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps diverse leaders and citizens navigate complex, divisive issues and work together to find solutions. A leading organization in our field, Public Agenda […] (continue)

John Gastil Interview from NCDD Seattle

At the 2012 NCDD national conference in Seattle, NCDD member and filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson sat down with over a dozen leaders in our community to ask them about their work and their hopes and concerns for our field and for democratic governance in our country. Today we’re featuring the interview with John Gastil, Head of the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State University.  A long time member, friend and supporter of NCDD, John is one of our field’s most respected researchers. Many […] (continue)

Awesome Interviews from NCDD’s 2012 Conference

During the 2012 NCDD national conference in Seattle, NCDD member and filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson sat down with over a dozen leaders in our community to ask them about their work, their hopes and concerns for our field and for democratic governance in our country, and their ideas about how we might effectively combine forces to make a greater impact — questions that were very much aligned with our conference themes. The result was a series of wonderfully rich videos focusing on the current state of […] (continue)

Catalyst Awards Update at IAP2 Conference Next Week

Attendees of the IAP2 national conference being held in Salt Lake City, UT next week will have the opportunity to learn more about the progress of both NCDD 2012 Catalyst Award projects.  Project representatives, John Spady (National Dialogue Network) and Tim Bonnemann (Real Dialogues), will be hosting the session “Bridge Building and Other Civic Infrastructures — Status of NCDD Catalyst Award Efforts” on Monday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Below is the session summary. Presenters will describe their independent and collaborative efforts since receiving grants from the National […] (continue)

Audio from August Confab Call with Rich Harwood

We had a great confab call on Wednesday (August 7, 2013) with special guest Rich Harwood of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. The call was facilitated skillfully by Marla Crockett, NCDD’s Board chair and a close colleague of Rich’s. Earlier this year, Rich was asked to facilitate a series of meetings in Newtown, CT to help the grieving city decide what to do with Sandy Hook Elementary School, site of the horrific mass murder of children and school personnel last December. We asked Rich to talk […] (continue)

Roundup of News from the Kettering Foundation

NCDD has been working closely with the Kettering Foundation recently, including playing a role in this past week’s Public Voice 2013, and we wanted to share more of what Kettering has been up to over the past few months… A Public Voice 2013: Framing the Public Deliberation on Budget Issues On June 5, Washington policymakers and representatives from the deliberative democracy network will meet at the National Press Club for a working meeting. Do Partisan Elites Polarize the Public? KF research associate David McIvor recently […] (continue)

Resources & Next Steps from our Red-Blue Dialogue Confab

We had another great NCDD “Confab Call” last week and as always, if you couldn’t join us we welcome you to listen to the audio recording. Our latest Confab featured NCDD members Jacob Hess and Phil Neisser, co-authers of “You’re Not as Crazy as I Thought, But You’re Still Wrong,” leading a discussion on red-blue dialogue. We had over 100 participants, 75 of which dropped in on the call’s collaborative doc, which this time was hosted on Hackpad.com and focused on several thoughtful questions and next […] (continue)

NCDD Confab Call Archive — Responding to Newtown

Last Wednesday, NCDD hosted its April 2013 Confab Call with featured guest Brad Rourke.  We focused on Brad’s recent Issue Advisory How Can We Stop Mass Shootings in Our Communities? (pdf) prepared for the National Issues Forums Institute in response to the mass shooting in Newtown, CT last December. It was a well-attended Confab, with more than 150 sign-ups and a healthy conversation during the call and on the collaborative document we created to allow participants to ask questions and introduce themselves. If you missed the […] (continue)

More on Jon Denn’s Catalyst Awards proposal: aGREATER.US

Jon Denn of A Greater Publishing (an NCDD organizational member since October 2011) is looking to build a team of NCDD members for a Catalyst Awards proposal that supports his website aGREATER.US. Please read over this post by Jon and let him know if and how you’d like to be involved, or share whatever questions you may have with him. You can add a comment here on the blog, or help develop the proposal at CivicEvolution at www.ncdd.civicevolution.org/proposal/10113.  See all the proposals that are being developed at http://ncdd.civicevolution.org. From Jon Denn… […] (continue)

Featured Catalyst Awards Proposal: Digital Citizen

New NCDD member Evelyn Messinger of Digital Citizen is looking to build a team of NCDD members for her Catalyst Awards proposal. Please read over this post by Evelyn and let her know if and how you’d like to be involved!  You can add a comment here on the blog, or help develop the proposal at CivicEvolution at www.ncdd.civicevolution.org/proposal/10113.  See all the proposals that are being developed at http://ncdd.civicevolution.org. Digital Citizen: A Multi-Media Project to Unite Us We at Digital Citizen have proposed a project for […] (continue)

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