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Deliberate in Second Life Wed 7/27 at 7:00 pm EST

You are invited to join a continuing National Issues Forum in the virtual world of Second Life on Wednesday July 27 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The topic is economic security in America. To register and get help with joining Second Life (it's free), please complete the form at www.cvdnva.org and click the Submit button below. (continue)

Restorative Circles Training in Sarasota this Fall

The Suncoast Network for Compassionate Communication and the Peace Education & Action Center will be offering a three day Restorative Circles training, September 30 – October 2, with Duke Duchscherer, a Certified Trainer with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication and Board of Directors member for the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. Duchscherer will offer an overview of Restorative Justice from 7-9 pm on September 30, followed by two days of Restorative Circle facilitator practice – 9am-5pm Saturday, October 1 and continuing 10am-4pm on Sunday, […] (continue)

Imagining America’s 2011 National Conference: “What Sustains Us?”

Imagining America invites university affiliates and community partners to participate in our twelfth annual national conference, September 22-24, 2011, co-hosted by Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. This year's conference theme, "What Sustains Us?" asks participants to engage a broad range of questions about sustainability: environmental concerns, our existential and vocational condition; our social and institutional relations regarding humanities and arts practices; and concerns of globalization and the often-invisible labor that surrounds us. (continue)

New Booklet about Clark’s Difficult Dialogues project

The Higgins School of Humanities has just published a document called “Inviting Dialogue: Renewing the Deep Purposes of Higher Education,” which recounts the growth of the Difficult Dialogues project at Clark University, and offers a number of resources for further exploration of the work of dialogue. With stories from students, faculty, and administrators, this serves as a multi-layered inspritation for how dialogue might serve any college campus. From the intro… The work of the Difficult Dialogues initiative at Clark began when we responded to the […] (continue)

Linkedin group on online community engagement launched

Announcing a new group on LinkedIn to talk about online community engagement to bring together people with backgrounds in the diverse sectors of traditional f2f community engagement, social media marketing, and technology development to talk to and learn from each other. (continue)

The Dialogue Pin

This post was submitted by NCDD member Michael K. Briand, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Civic Engagement at California State University, Chico. Contact him at mbriand@csuchico.edu with questions/feedback about the dialogue pin. I’ve always thought the NCDD logo—the dialogue “bubble” with “NCDD”—was a simple, clever, and distinctive way of “branding” the organization. A year ago or so, I found myself wondering how to use the widely-recognized bubble symbol to signify dialogue more generally—that is, to represent commitment to the practice of dialogue without, of […] (continue)

Kearns & West hiring in Portland – associate/project coordinator

Kearns & West’s Portland, Oregon Office seeks both an Associate/Facilitator and a Project Coordinator for immediate hire. Kearns & West is a collaboration and strategic communications firm with offices in Sacramento, CA, San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR and Washington DC. (continue)

3rd International Facilitators Training School: Structured Dialogic Design (SDD) Process

A Cypriot non-governmental organization, Future Worlds Center, and the U.S. based Institute for 21st Century Agoras, invites all who are interested in becoming active Structured Dialogic Design Dialogue Managers to learn more about the science of SDD® at the 3rd International Facilitators Training School in Nicosia, Cyprus from 25-27 July 2011. (continue)

Framing the Conservative & Progressive Conversation

Originally contributed to the NCDD Event Blog in 2008 by David Messerschmidt… Walking Our Talk: What Our Field can Learn From Conservatives David Joseph introduced the session. David is from Massachussetts. He recalled living through the election when only Massachussets went for …  And he described the first NCDD conference where the answer to the publicly asked question–Who did you vote for?–there were hands indicating “Bush” fewer in number than the panel of five on the stage. Joseph recommended a new book: The Big Sort […] (continue)

Notes on Practical Communications Theory

What follows are David Messerschmidt's notes from the workshop on "Practical Communications Theory" at the 2008 NCDD Conference in Austin. The session was co-facilitated by Barnett Pearce, Professor at Fielding Graduate University; Kimberly Pearce, Professor at De Anza College and co-founder of The Public Dialogue Consortium and Pearce Associates; and Linda Blong, Program Co-Leader of the Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement Certificate Program at Fielding Graduate University. (continue)