Tiny House
More About The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation • Join Now!
Community News

From the CommunityCommunity News Archives: NCDD News

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.

Welcome to June's new NCDD members!

20 new members joined NCDD during the month of June: 3 organizational members and 14 individuals (3 dues-paying and 11 non-dues). 4 non-dues members became full dues-paying members, and 9 of our dues-paying members renewed their memberships (2 organizations and 7 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 […] (continue)

Boost your Dialogue Skills & Credentials

NCDD member Paul Weisman is sponsoring a one-day dialogue workshop followed by a two-day certification program in Jacksonville, Florida on July 26-28, and he invites NCDD members to participate at a discounted rate (10% off). SMART Conversations® is a work that incorporates best practices of thought leaders like Stephen Covey, Daniel Goleman, David Bohm and William Isaacs. After the certification, you will be able to more confidently facilitate public engagement events, strategic planning sessions, business meetings and all types of conversations that would benefit from […] (continue)

Today’s NCDD Confab Call: "Online Engagement" Using Maestro

Nearly 80 people joined us today for our latest NCDD Confab call where we discussed online engagement through a World Cafe-style conversation using Maestro, a conference call / online tool that combines traditional conference call features with the ability to create small group conversations among the participants of the same call.  Teresa Bidlake, of Concepts Captured, was kind enough to offer her services as graphic recorder and provided us with the wonderful visual recording above.  The conversation is being continued online at the newly re-activated […] (continue)

Don’t forget to register for tomorrow’s NCDD Confab on online engagement

Lots of people have signed up for tomorrow’s “NCDD Confab” (June 30th, 12 noon to 1:45pm EST), but it’s not too late to register! Our confabs provide members and potential members of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) a chance to network with one another while delving into an important issue in our field. Register at the following link (once you register, you’ll receive call-in details): http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/Z2KU79UCR6ZLSQ4 Tomorrow, we’ll be using Maestro conference call software to run a World Cafe on the topic […] (continue)

NCDD Discount for Art of Convening Core TeleTraining

Patricia Neal of Heartland, Inc. has asked us to let our community know about the special summer rate (for July-September 2010) of $495 (regularly $550-595) they are offering to NCDD members for their next “Art of Convening” teletraining. The Art of Convening – Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings & Conversations In an age of reduced travel budgets and reliance on effective, virtual communication, the AoC adds crucial capacities to leaders who are conveners/facilitators of conversations and meetings that matter and work. Not just another meeting methodology, the Art of […] (continue)

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)