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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.

An opportunity like no other – the Great March for Climate Action

This message and call to action was submitted by Tom Atlee of the Co-Intelligence Institute 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! Summary: In March 2014, the giant 8-month cross-country Great March for Climate Action will be launched. I believe it has truly profound potential for personal and social change, and is worthy of our support and participation. Dialogue and deliberation practitioners, in particular, can make […] (continue)

Take advantage of your 25% NCDD discount with the Future Search Network!

This post was submitted by Jennifer Neumer of the Future Search 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! Please join us this December 9 – 11, 2013 for the Future Search Training Workshop with Sandra Janoff. Save 25% off with your NCDD discount! We offer non-profit discounts as well! Managing a Future Search – A Learning Workshop (MFS) is for facilitators, leaders, students […] (continue)

Invitation to October 2013 International Dialogue Education Institute in Baltimore

This post was submitted by NCDD supporting member Michael Culliton of Global Learning Partners via the Add-to-Blog form. NCDD folks, please Join us in Baltimore, MD, October 24-27, 2013, for the 2013 International Dialogue Education Institute! The Institute is an intensive and engaging conference for educators, facilitators, coaches, consultants, trainers, and others from around the world who are interested in Learning & Change, and in Dialogue Education. Highlights of the conference will include: Plenary keynote session on the biology of learning with Dr. Jane Vella Variety of […] (continue)

Job, Internships, Facilitator Opportunities with Participatory Budgeting

This post was submitted by Josh Lerner of the Participatory Budgeting Project via the Add-to-Blog form. There are several new job, internship, and volunteer opportunities with the participatory budgeting programs in New York City and Chicago. Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. In New York, over 15,000 residents will decide how to spend around $12 million over the next year. In Chicago, over 3,000 residents will decide how to spend $5 million. […] (continue)

Workshop on Building Trust through Civil Dialogue at National CSG meeting

This post was submitted by supporting member Ted Celeste, former Ohio State Representative and initiator of the Next Generation initiative of the National Institute for Civil Discourse. After a year of development, I will be co-facilitating a workshop and introducing several new practical modules at the annual national meeting of the Council of State Governments in Kansas City this month. This hands-on workshop was developed specifically for legislators around the country. Learn more at the CSG website at www.csg.org/2013nationalconference/Civility.aspx. Ted Celeste served in the Ohio Legislature from […] (continue)

Online dialogues on mental health with Zilino

This post was submitted by Tim Bonnemann of Intellitics, Inc., an NCDD organizational member, via the Add-to-Blog form. By now I’m sure everybody here has heard about the Creating Community Solutions initiative, part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health (if not, check the NCDD blog to catch up). My company, Intellitics, is working on an offering to support communities across the country that want to host online dialogues on the issue that are time-bound and outcome-oriented and closely follow the official discussion guide and other […] (continue)

Participate in research on public participation and win $50

Research is underway to understand how participants perceive communication in public participation processes. With funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Social and Environmental Research Institute has developed a short online survey. We need your help to spread the word about this important research. Publics, stakeholders, or experts who are taking part in any public participation process are eligible. Please share this invitation widely. There is a drawing for several $50 cash awards. Take the survey on a smartphone or computer at: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/Publicparticipation/ Thomas […] (continue)

World Cafe Learning Program offered via Fielding Graduate University

This announcement was submitted by NCDD supporting member Amy Lenzo of The World Cafe & weDialogue via the Add-to-Blog form. A World Cafe Signature Learning Program, “Hosting World Cafe: The Fundamentals” is offered in association with Fielding Graduate University. Providing a fundamental understanding of The World Café theory and method, this course applies the World Café design principles to bring forth the creative power of conversation and engage questions that matter. Participants will develop the capacity to use the World Café in their own lives and work, and […] (continue)

Group Facilitation Skills workshop with Sarah Fisk

The Community at Work course, “Group Facilitation Skills: Putting Participatory Values into Practice” is being offered both October 1-3 and December 10-12, 2013. The course is taught by Sarah Fisk, PhD, and will be administered at Community At Work in San Francisco. NCDD members receive a 25% discount. COURSE SYNOPSIS This course teaches participants how to put participatory values into practice. Skill building is emphasized, with practice sessions in the following areas: stand-up skills; group-oriented listening skills; brainstorming technique; tools for prioritizing long lists; facilitating […] (continue)

IAP2 2013 North America Conference: September 22-24 in Salt Lake City, UT

This post was submitted by Tim Bonnemann of Intellitics, Inc., an organizational member of NCDD. For anyone still undecided about attending what’s shaping up to be another great IAP2 conference, here are a few quick links to help win you over: Conference at a glance (PDF) Pre-conference training program Huge focus on tech this year! (Tech Fair, IAP2 Talks & concurrent sessions) Discount for NCDD members (only $600 vs. the current regular rate of $750, use discount code “FRIEND”)! Any questions, please contact info@iap2usa.org. Hope to see […] (continue)