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Blogger Bio:  This post was submitted by a member of the NCDD community. NCDD members are leaders and future leaders in the fields of public engagement, conflict resolution, and community problem solving. You, too, can post to the NCDD blog by completing the Add-to-Blog form at www.ncdd.org/submit.

Deliberating with a documentary — your support is needed

Cynthia Farrar, CEO & Executive Producer of Purple States LLC and a supporting member of NCDD, wanted to share this with the NCDD community.  Please visit the site Cynthia introduces below and consider contributing if you can! I thought this would be of interest to the NCDD community — which can help give this film a chance to provoke a conversation across difference. Follow the Leader is a remarkable account of the journeys of three politically ambitious teenagers who start with the same political identity, and follow different paths. […] (continue)

Colorado shooting tragedy: crisis/opportunity?

This post was submitted for NCDD members’ consideration today by supporting member Karen Hirsch, in response to the Colorado theatre shooting on Thursday night… Tragedy/Crisis/Opportunity:  I’m hoping very much that some in the NCDD community are seriously considering mobilizing to offer dialogue opportunities to the people of our beloved country — including members of Congress. I vividly recall a friend who works closely with many Congressional members saying that the immediate period following the shooting of then Congresswoman Gabby Gifford and others in her Phoenix office […] (continue)

Fall 2012 IAP2 certificate training events

If you work in communications, public relations, public affairs, planning, public outreach and understanding, community development, advocacy, or lobbying, the IAP2 certificate training given by The League of Extraordinary Trainers will help you to increase your skills and to be of even greater value to your employer. New in 2012: Dues-paying NCDD members receive a 10% discount ($315/training day) on all trainings — and a 20% ($280/training day) discount if you register by the Early Bird Deadline. Upcoming Fall trainings: BOSTON September 17-21, 2012 Trainer: Wendy Green […] (continue)

Book Club Week 7: Sustaining Public Engagement

For this week’s NCDD book club discussion on Democratizing Deliberation, Jan Inglis offers a summary of the chapter Sustaining Public Engagement: Embedded Deliberation in Local Communities by authors Elena Fagotto and Archon Fung. Jan has a background in applying research in adult development and complexity science to designing public deliberation and decision making processes in response to complex issues, especially connected to climate change and commons management of resources. She has recently been appointed to the board of NCDD’s sister organization, the Canadian Community of Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2). I […] (continue)

Book Club Week 6: De-centering Deliberative Democracy by Iris Marion Young

Hello everyone, my name is Monique Pierel. I live in southern New Hampshire. I work as a community and workplace mediator and an online group facilitator.  I have participated as a volunteer in public forums. Participating in this book club is one means for me to be a cog in the wheel of great changes occurring in our nationwide public venues! For this week’s NCDD book club discussion, I offer you a brief synopsis of the late Iris Marion Young’s chapter – De-centering Deliberative Democracy. […] (continue)

Book Club Week 5: Everyday Talk in the Deliberative System by Jane Mansbridge

In week 5 of the NCDD Book Club on Democratizing Deliberation, we’re looking at Jane Mansbridge’s chapter “Everyday Talk in the Deliberative System.” This week’s chapter leader is Christoph Berendes of Netalyst, Inc. Christoph is a technologist, project manager, and editor. He’s worked with Federal participation efforts since the early days of the web and blogs at citizentools.netalyst.com. A University engineering department debates its student recruitment policies. Past discussions have gotten ugly, so they’ve brought you in to facilitate. Larry, the department chair, has argued forcefully that fewer […] (continue)

Is Roz Diane Lasker, MD on your radar screen?

This resource-rich post comes from NCDD member Max Hardy,
 Director of Twyfords
 — a prominent consultancy that works throughout Australia and New Zealand.  Max is co-author of the just-published book The Power of Co: The Smart Leaders’ Guide to Collaborative Governance.  Is Roz on your radar screen?  Leave a comment below to let us know. I shouldn’t be surprised, yet I am. How have I not stumbled across the work of Roz Lasker MD before now? Let me tell you why I have decided to […] (continue)

Book Club Week 4: Difference Democracy

In week 4 of the NCDD Book Club on Democratizing Deliberation, we’re focusing on John Dryzek’s chapter “Difference Democracy: The Consciousness-Raising Group Against the Gentlemen’s Club.” Join in the conversation by adding a comment! About your host, Kim Crowley: As a training consultant specializing in instructional design and accelerated learning, I’m eager to explore how deliberative democracy might become more accessible to a variety of learners. My lens in viewing the chapter: As a volunteer community facilitator, (currently with the Hartford Public Library’s immigrant civic engagement dialogue-to-action […] (continue)

Book Club Week 2: Three Models of Democratic Deliberation

Below is the chapter summary by Juli Fellows of Noelle McAfee’s chapter of our summer book club book, Democratizing Deliberation. Read over the summary and add your own reflections and questions below — and check out last week’s great discussion here if you missed it. Hi, everyone!  This is Juli Fellows, from Austin.  I’m an independent facilitator and mediator who’s been an NCDD member for five or six years.  I was on the 2008 NCDD conference team and also the planning group for the 2010 […] (continue)

Dialogue Mapping workshop coming up in Napa this August

CogNexus Institute invites NCDD members to take part in their Dialogue Mapping Workshop in Napa, California later this summer on August 23rd and 24th (NCDD supporting members receive a 20% discount!). Led by Dr. Jeff Conklin, author of the book Dialogue Mapping: Building Shared Understanding of Wicked Problems, the workshop will introduce managers, project leaders, facilitators, and consultants to the skill of Dialogue Mapping™, and a whole new way of helping groups solve problems and move forward… Why Dialogue Mapping? The problems we face today are […] (continue)