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Learn about various projects and goings-on at NCDD (aside from our events): collaborative projects we’re involved in, research we’re undertaking, and topics our community is tackling.

Keep track of today's national town hall on the budget

As you hopefully know because we’ve posted about this numerous times, today is AmericaSpeaks’ national town hall on “Our Budget, Our Economy.”  NCDD has served as a promotional partner for the event, and many NCDDers are involved in various capacities (I’d be there myself, but tonight is my 20-year high school reunion). Across the U.S., thousands of people have come together to take part in this national discussion.  I’ve been following the day’s events off and on today, by watching the live feed at http://ht.ly/23CXB […] (continue)

Final chance to sign up for national deliberation on Our Budget, Our Economy

I wanted to remind everyone that on June 26th, thousands of concerned citizens — and a whole bunch of NCDDers — are coming together for an unprecedented national conversation on our budget and economy hosted by NCDD organizational member AmericaSpeaks. (NCDD is a promotional partner for this event.) Together, we’ll find common ground on the tough choices our nation will have to make in the years ahead in order to ensure that growing debt payments don’t crowd out our national priorities, like education, healthcare, national […] (continue)

Four new regional listservs for D&Ders in DC, Boston, Cascadia and Austin

People involved in dialogue and deliberation work in the following regions can take advantage of NCDD’s free (of course!) discussion lists: In and around Boston, Massachusetts Cascadia region (Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia) Washington, DC metro area Central Texas (Austin and beyond) Colorado Northern California (Bay Area and beyond) Four of the listservs are brand new (the Colorado and Northern California lists have been around for a while), and we encourage you to subscribe and send a quick introductory message to the list. NCDD members […] (continue)

Introducing our newest summer intern: Allyson Gasdaska

I’m excited to introduce Allyson Gasdaska to the NCDD community, as our second part-time summer intern here at NCDD.  Allyson is joining the ranks of Cait Kershner, our other summer intern.  She’ll be working on our online Resource Center and other projects. Allyson Gasdaska is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania. She is from Marysville, PA and will be spending the summer at home. She is a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major, tentatively minoring in Modern Middle Eastern Studies or international development. Allyson hopes […] (continue)

Registration open for NCDD Confab on online D&D – June 30 at noon EST

Our next “NCDD Confab” is scheduled for Wednesday, June 30th from 12:00 noon to 1:45 pm Eastern (9am Pacific), and I invite everyone interested in the topic (and connecting with NCDDers) to join us!  We’ll be using Maestro conference call software to run a World Cafe on the topic of online engagement. Registration is open at this link, and I recommend you register today (once you register, you’ll receive call-in details): http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/Z2KU79UCR6ZLSQ4 Our host for this Confab is new NCDD member Amy Lenzo of the […] (continue)

Welcome to May’s new NCDD members!

17 new members joined NCDD last month:  2 organizational members and 15 new individual members (8 dues-paying and 7 non-dues-paying). And 3 of our dues-paying members renewed their memberships (1 organization and 2 individuals)! We post these monthly summaries not only to welcome our new members and to thank those who re-upped, but also to help members connect with one another. Click on anyone’s name below to learn more about them and connect with them. Our new organizational members: Center for the Study of Conflict, […] (continue)

Save the date: next NCDD Confab on June 30th at noon EST

Our next “NCDD Confab” is scheduled for Wednesday, June 30th from noon to 1:30 pm Eastern (9am Pacific), and I wanted to encourage you to add it to your calendars now if you’re interested.  The Confab calls are free (you pay your regular long-distance phone charges) and open to all NCDD members. Our host for this Confab is Amy Lenzo of the World Cafe Community (and a new NCDD member!), and we’ll be using Amy’s Maestro account to organize a virtual World Cafe to further […] (continue)

Welcome to April’s new NCDD members!

17 new members joined NCDD last month:  2 organizational members and 15 new individual members (6 dues-paying, 1 partial-dues paying and 8 non-dues-paying). And 8 of our dues-paying members renewed their memberships (6 organization and 2 individuals)! We post these monthly summaries not only to welcome our new members and to thank those who re-upped, but also to help members connect with one another. Click on anyone’s name below to learn more about them and connect with them. Our new organizational members: University of Wisconsin […] (continue)

Introducing NCDD’s summer intern, Cait Kershner

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce Caitlin Kershner to the NCDD community. Cait will be serving as NCDD’s part-time summer intern, working on our fall events and other projects. We’re very excited to have her! Cait is a senior at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (just a short drive from NCDD World Headquarters!), where she will spending her summer.  Cait, whose interests include knitting, painting, and serving others, will be turning 21 this month. Cait is currently studying […] (continue)

2010 Fielding Graduate Level Certificate Program Announced

Our friends at Fielding wanted us to make sure NCDD’ers saw the announcement for this year’s Dialogue, Deliberation & Public Engagement certificate program (NCDD members get a 10% discount) running from August 16, 2010 until January 18, 2011. Fielding Graduate University has announced the seventh year of their award-winning graduate level certificate program in dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement.  2010’s DDPE Certificate Program will be held in partnership with the University of Western Sydney, Australia. This distinctive program strives for the development of mastery through building the skills, knowledge and intuitive […] (continue)

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