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A Note from John Gastil, NCDD 2014 Co-Emcee

Before our wonderful community starts arriving in droves for NCDD 2014, we wanted to make sure you all see a message from our  co-emcee, John Gastil. NCDD has inspired John to complete revisions on his best-selling book on democratic methods, and he’s using it to help NCDD continue our work. Read more about it below, and we’ll see in Reston this week! Serving as co-emcee of the NCDD conference spurred me to bring to the finish line a project three-years in the making. I’ve brought into […] (continue)

Democracy Practitioners Under the Microscope?

We are happy to share the announcement below from NCDD Sustaining Member Caroline Lee of Lafayette College, which she submitted via our great Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! As I get ready to head to the NCDD conference, I wanted to share with readers of the blog about a symposium on public engagement professionals I participated in at the International Political Science Association conference in Toronto in July. Organized […] (continue)

NIF Caucus at NCDD 2014 – Friday Dinner

We want to make sure that all of you who are attending NCDD 2014 this week know that there is going to be a dinner for past or present affiliates of our partners at the National Issues Forums Institute. Learn more in the note below from Nancy Gansender and RSVP to her. Are you an NIF moderator/facilitator? Are you part of the NIF network, past or present? Do you remember the PPIs or are you part of its successors, Centers for Civic Life? Can we talk? Let’s […] (continue)

So many ways to use technology, so many ways to learn at NCDD 2014

Past conference attendees* have approached technology for public engagement, dialogue, and deliberation in so many different ways: Kira is hands-on and pragmatic, interested only in tools that fit into her work, today. Bob’s a skeptic, so it’s tough to convince him that online technology can play a role in his work. Ashante seeks technology that’ll make her dream process a reality. Andrés has just scratched the surface, unsure where to begin. And they’ve all found sessions to expand their vision and knowledge at past NCDD […] (continue)

Announcing Next Stage Facilitation Intensives in Montreal and Boulder

We are happy to share the announcement below from NCDD Sustaining Member Rebecca Colwell of Ten Directions. Rebecca’s announcement came via our great Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! Integral Facilitator® Next Stage Facilitation™ Intensives are 3-day workshops introducing the core competencies of an Integral approach to facilitation designed to enhance your capacity to generate greater coherence and increased collaboration and dialogue in the groups you work with. In this three-day workshop, […] (continue)

From the Idea Incubator: Our Very Best “Hello”

The idea is to create a NCDD event in which everyone with online access has an opportunity offer their best greeting and salutation to one and other. (continue)

A Glimmer of Hope in Pew’s Polarization Report

The Pew Research Center recently released a report on polarization in the US that has important insights for our field. The report is huge, but luckily, NCDD Board of Directors member John Backman created a wonderful overview of the report’s findings, with an eye toward what it means for our work. We highly encourage you to read John’s thoughts below and add your reflections on the Pew study in the comments section.  How Far Apart Are We, Really? A Closer Look at Pew’s Polarization Report by John Backman The […] (continue)

Constitutional Amendment for Campaign Finance Reform?

We are happy to share the announcement below from NCDD organizational member and NCDD Catalyst Award winner John Spady of the National Dialogue Network. John’s announcement came via our great Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! Until June 14, 2014, the National Dialogue Network (NDN) is crowdsourcing ideas from as many people as possible about whether or not a constitutional amendment is necessary to either limit or protect current practices of election […] (continue)

Seeking Collaborators for Sustainability Workshop at NCDD ’14 in Reston

We are happy to share the announcement below from NCDD supporting member Adolf Gundersen of the Interactivity Foundation, which came via our great Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! My Interactivity Foundation (IF) colleague Dennis Boyer and I are looking for collaborators to develop a proposal for a workshop on connecting exploratory discussion (our mission) with decisional deliberation at NCDD’s ’14 Conference in Reston. We’d like to focus on sustainability as a substantive theme, […] (continue)

Discounted Registration for Master Class and Learning Exchange

The post below comes from NCDD supporting member Rick Lent of Meeting for Results via our Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! Take advantage of two great course offerings from the Future Search Network. NCDD members can get a registration discount if they register early. Change the World One Meeting at a Time: A Master Class with Sandra Janoff and Marvin Weisbord takes place Sept 9-10, 2014 in Philadelphia. The Master Class will […] (continue)

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