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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.

Have you seen NCDD’s new Resource Guide yet?

Have you seen NCDD’s new Resource Guide on Public Engagement?  If you’ve attended our regional events this fall, you have.  Those of you gathering together in Portland this weekend (see you there!) will get a copy. Others can download the doc from www.ncdd.org/rc/item/4471.  We’re planning on raising funds for the next round of printing by charging small amounts ($5 each; $3 each if you want more than 20?) for the printed copies we have leftover from the events.  Everybody seems to want them, which is […] (continue)

20% NCDD discount for Appreciative Inquiry Summits Workshop

Register now for a top-notch 4-day Appreciative Inquiry Summits Workshop held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina next month (November 8-11).  Dues-paying NCDD members get a 20% discount on registration! (Call 303.972.5155 for instructions on how to register with the discount – which saves you over $300). Join Appreciative Inquiry pioneer Diana Whitney and master practitioners Barbara Lewis and Ralph Weickel as you learn to design and conduct an Appreciative Inquiry Summit. Summits accelerate organizational creativity and change by enabling groups of 50 to 3,000 people […] (continue)

Update on Oct 22 networking luncheon in Denver

If you’re based in Colorado, please plan to join us at the networking luncheon and dialogue we’re holding in Denver on Friday, October 22nd at The Wellshire Inn.  We will meet at 10:30am at the Wellshire, and enjoy lunch and group discussions until 3:30pm. After 3:30, you are welcome to stick around for additional networking and an early happy hour! The planning team is putting together a great program, with impressive leaders in public engagement playing various roles: Peggy Kerns, Director of the Center for […] (continue)

Register now for NorCal event in Cupertino

I hope those of you in Northern California are planning to join us for the NCDD regional event on Friday, October 29th at De Anza College in Cupertino! Please register for “Making Tough Decisions Together” soon so we know you’re coming. This is quite the community effort, with numerous local organizations sponsoring (listed below) and the following regional leaders involved in guiding the planning process and leading learning sessions at the event: Dave Knapp, City Manager of Cupertino, CA Ed Everett, City Manager of Redwood […] (continue)

Workshop opportunities at NCDD Austin event

Joining us in Austin on Nov. 5th for the NCDD regional event “From Chaos to Collaboration: Raising the bar in public engagement”? The Central Texas D&D Network is looking for a few additional presenters to make their upcoming workshop more interactive, productive and relevant… Here are three opportunities for you to contribute, with links to an online form you can complete if you’re interested. The deadline for submitting is Friday, October 22. D&D Marketplace: Sign up for a table at our D&D Marketplace that will […] (continue)

In DC on October 19th? Come to an NCDD Happy Hour!

NCDD member Wayne Burke, director of the Open Forum Foundation, is hosting an “NCDD Happy Hour” on Tuesday, October 19 at 5:30.  He was inspired by the amazing people who were introducing themselves on NCDD’s DC-Network listserv. RSVP and see who’s coming at http://ncdd-dc1.eventbrite.com/ (as I write this, 7 people have RSVPed already – and I can guarantee they’re all worth knowing!). He writes… Sandy seems to think there are a bunch of cool NCDD people in the DC area. I’m always up for meeting […] (continue)

RFP’s for NCDD Boston Event – From Polarization to Problem Solving

The Boston planning team is looking for a few more good cases, tools and questions for the New England regional event at UMass Boston on October 29th.  If you’re planning on joining us at the event, please consider what you might be able to contribute (and don’t forget to register!)… Early in the planning stages, the Planning Team for the NCDD 2010 Boston event, From Polarization to Problem Solving, reviewed all responses to the pre-meeting survey NCDD sent out to the network. Based on your […] (continue)

10% off on NCDD regional events if you register TODAY

I know a bunch of you who are planning to attend NCDD’s fall regional events haven’t got around to registering yet.  I thought I’d encourage those of you who enjoy saving money to go ahead and register today!  I’ve set up a 10% off discount code that is only good until midnight tonight.  The codes work for all three registration types:  NCDD members, students, and regular. Here are links to more info on all our member-run regional events… Denver, Colorado – The Wellshire Inn on […] (continue)

New Resource on Legislation Supporting Citizen Participation

Just wanted to point your attention to a resource I added to the NCDD Resource Center yesterday on legal frameworks / legislation that supports dialogue, deliberation and public engagement work. The new listing at http://ncdd.org/rc/item/4341 describes and links to 3 resources to help you get a sense of the kinds of legislation that can and do support citizen engagement in governance and decision-making–-an NCDD listserv compilation, an amazing article by Lisa Bingham, and a 2003 global compilation by LogoLink. (continue)

Have you heard the buzz about Austin’s Nov 5th NCDD meeting?

Have you heard the buzz?  This highly interactive workshop is bringing together folks from the public sector, public engagement practitioners, students, and interested citizens for a rich day of learning and dialogue on how to raise the bar in public engagement. Be sure to join us on November 5 and you will: Learn from community examples and real life stories of engagement efforts in Central Texas around a wide range of topics – water, education, community planning, recreation and more. Experience firsthand a variety of […] (continue)

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