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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.

Meta-Culture’s Ashok Panikkar available to give workshops/speeches in U.S.

A garment worker in India, who is working in an urban factory, thinks “I’ve moved to the city to work here and earn a living for my family, and now I can’t survive on these wages.” The worker’s employer, a garment manufacturer, thinks, “I’m getting pinched by my buyer. My profit margins are absurdly thin and decreasing, and I’m struggling to meet delivery deadlines with the impossible lead times I’m given.” The manufacturer’s buyer, a multi-national clothing brand, thinks, “The disposable income of Western consumers […] (continue)

Announcing Public Conversations’ Spring 2012 Workshops

The Public Conversations Project’s unique, experiential workshops equip people from all fields with knowledge, skills and tools for preventing and transforming deep conflict. This spring, PCP (an NCDD organizational member) is offering a series of workshops from Boston to Pittsburgh to Seattle. Whether you’re experiencing this approach for the first time or adding to your skill set as a seasoned professional, PCP’s workshops offer powerful learning opportunities. Note that these workshops have limited enrollments. Discounts are available for NCDD dues-paying members (see more info on […] (continue)

9 Effective Engagement Tactics Utilized at the DC One City Summit

We were blown away by the usefulness of this post, so we asked post author Joseph Porcelli — who’s the Director of GovDelivery & GovLoop Engagement Services — for permission to cross-post it here on the NCDD blog. Check out his other blog posts at JosephPorcelli.com, where he shares his thoughts, experiences, information and media about citizen and stakeholder engagement in hopes of meeting and enjoying dialogue with others who share his passion. As an engagement strategist still recovering from chronic burnout as a result […] (continue)

Open Space on Open Space this March in San Francisco

Lisa Heft invites NCDDers to attend the 2012 “Open Space on Open Space” — a full-length Open Space conference taking place March 14 through 16 in San Francisco. This conference is best if you have a basis of knowledge and experience about Open Space (rather than something like it) – because the thoughts, questions, topics and experiences we will share will be based on this assumption. Join colleagues who use and / or have learned Open Space for this full-length Open Space conference. It is not a […] (continue)

Resources on Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue

This post was submitted by our good friends and long-time NCDD members Len and Libby Traubman… Elie Wiesel said, and we experience: “People become the stories they hear and the stories they tell.” We are part of a 19-year-old Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue preparing for its 238th meeting here on the San Francisco Peninsula. To offer to NCDD participants and others the stories of human successes and best-practices that work in everyday life, we continually update two Web pages for you and citizens worldwide. (1) […] (continue)

Exploring Relational Practices in Peacebuilding, Mediation, and Conflict Transformation

Visit the conference website at: http://www.taosinstitute.net/peacebuilding-conference (continue)

Big breakthroughs in community engagement about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

If you are looking for an example of how a community can move from discord to deep discourse holding the tension of being both a community and a political entity, check this out: the results of a year long process of intra communal dialogue and deliberation about Israel and the Israeli Palestinian situation. http://workplaceconnections.com/home.html (continue)

Open Space Training in Montreal this May

Diane Gibeault & Associé.es-Associates invite French-speaking NCDDers to participate in an upcoming workshop May 29-31 in Montreal, Canada… Open Space Technology, also known as “Open Space,” is a simple but powerful way of working together on a daily basis or in meetings and for exercising open leadership. Open Space gives voice to everyone on an equal basis, promotes collaboration, vitality, open leadership and much more. It is a dynamic process for small or large group meetings (5 to 2000) or conferences, over a few hours or […] (continue)

Christians in Dialogue on LGBTQ Issues

NCDD Board member, John Backman, recently contributed a piece to the Public Conversations Project’s blog entitled Drawing Up the Guest List: Christians in Dialogue on LGBTQ Issues.  In it he shares some of the ideas explored at the recent Oriented to Love: Sexual Diversity in the Body of Christ event and offers some thoughtful questions… Set against that background, Oriented to Love was something of a miracle, partly because the people who came defied simple description. I learned of gay and lesbian people who, while fully owning their […] (continue)

It’s Time for ALL of Us to Focus on Electoral Reform

Robert Steele of the We the People Reform Coalition thinks NCDDers should focus their efforts on the issue of electoral reform? What do you think? Comment here or email Robert with your thoughts. (continue)

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