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“The Power of Conversation” Seminar at Columbia, Jan. 27th

We hope our members in the New York region will take a moment to read the post below, which came from NCDD Sustaining Member Ron Gross of the University Seminar on Education at Columbia University 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! THE POWER OF CONVERSATION, a Seminar with Ronald Gross, will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Faculty House, Columbia University, 117th St. & Morningside Heights in […] (continue)

Applied Dialogue Workshops

We are pleased to highlight the post below, which came from NCDD Supporting Member Peter Nixon of Potential Dialogue 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 Dialogue Leaders we need to sustain our enthusiasm for improved outcomes through dialogue. Being a member of NCDD and connecting to experienced practitioners is a big part of remaining at the cutting edge. After repeated requests from experienced trainers, coaches and consultants I […] (continue)

Bring D&D to Israel/Palestine This May

We are pleased to highlight the post below, which came from Rabbi Andrea Cohen Kiener of the Compassionate Listening Project 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! Compassionate Listening delegations to Israel and the West Bank allow us to engage with this heart-wrenching situation in a life-affirming way. Each delegation meets with Israelis and Palestinians representing multiple “sides” to the conflict. We meet people and hear perspectives that deepen our understanding and […] (continue)

Jacob Hess on Narrative and the Red-Blue Divide

We’re happy to share this post, which was submitted via our Submit-to-Blog Form by one of our sustaining NCDD members, Dr. Phil Neisser, on behalf of Jacob Hess, a supporting NCDD member. Both of these gentlemen are co-authors of the book You’re Not as Crazy as I Thought (But You’re Still Wrong): Conversations between a Devoted Conservative and a Die-Hard Liberal. Do you have field news you want to share with the rest of us? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! Dear Friends, You might be […] (continue)

Discussion of stakeholder and citizen roles in public deliberation

Here’s a warm invitation from a team of top deliberative democracy scholars and practitioners (David Kahane and Kristjana Loptson from Canada and Max Hardy and Jade Herriman from Australia) to join in an important exploration they’ve embarked on together… Some public participation exercises bring together people who formally represent different constituencies, other exercises focus on ordinary or unaffiliated citizens, and others combine these. We’re a team of deliberative democracy researchers and practitioners who wanted to explore the distinction between ‘citizens’ and ‘stakeholder representatives’, and how these groups […] (continue)

Group Facilitation Skills Workshop from Sarah Fisk

We have another post today submittedvia our Submit-to-Blog Form, this time by NCDD member Sam Kaner of Community At Work. Do you have field news you want to share with the rest of us? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! Community At Work is pleased to be of a course called “Group Facilitation Skills: Putting Participatory Values into Practice” coming up December 10-12, 2013 OR January 28-30, 2014. The course is taught by Sarah Fisk, PhD, and will be administered at Community At Work in […] (continue)

Join an Online Conversation on Resilience for New Economy Week

This post was submitted by NCDD member Hina Pendle of New Economy Coalition via our Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have field news you want to share with the rest of us? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! NCDD members are invited to join the New Economy Coalition’s Hina Pendle and Ben Roberts for an online conversation tomorrow, October 15th from 9-10:30am Pacific/12-1:30pm Eastern time. The conversation is part of the New Economy Week, and the theme will be “Growing Resilient Organizations, Leaders, and Culture.” Make […] (continue)

Advanced Stakeholder Workshop from Vivien Twyford

This post was submitted by Cassie Hemphill via our Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have field news you want to share with the rest of us? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! First time in the US! Join us in Missoula, MT, November 7 and 8 for Twyfords‘ “Collaborating in Complex Times: Advanced Stakeholder Engagement.” Register at www.collaboratingincomplextimes-estw.eventbrite.com. Go beyond traditional models of engagement. Explore ways to engage multiple stakeholders with different perspectives and strong interests in co-creating enduring solutions to complex dilemmas. Learn […] (continue)

International public engagement news & domestic learning opportunities

This post was submitted by Rosa Zubizarreta of DiaPraxis via our Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have field news you want to share with the rest of us? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! Hi all! I’ve begun translating some articles from the news media in Austria about their growing public participation efforts. This first article is called “Developing Self-Efficacy” by Selbst Wirksam Werden and was published in Biorama, an Austrian online magazine on sustainability. The English version can be found here, and here is […] (continue)

Poverty & Wealth in America: the National Dialogue Network begins coordinated conversations

This post was submitted by John Spady of the National Dialogue Network via our Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have field news you want to share with the rest of us? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! NCDD member John Spady, who received our 2012 Catalyst Award for Civic Infrastructure, has announced that the National Dialogue Network achieved a major milestone on September 18 when it released its public Conversation Kit on the topic of Poverty & Wealth in America for voluntary and coordinated national conversations. To remember why NDN decided on […] (continue)

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