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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.

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)

Huge welcome to August’s new NCDD members!

16 new members joined NCDD during the month of August: 2 organizational members and 14 individuals (5 dues-paying and 9 non-dues).  And 18 of our dues-paying members renewed their memberships (5 organization and 13 individuals)! Thanks everybody, and welcome to our new members! 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.  Everyone has a page in the members network at  www.ncdd.org/members so use the search box in […] (continue)

New listserv for NCDDers in New England

At the request of NCDD members, I’ve created a new moderated listserv for people who do dialogue & deliberation work in New England.  I am hoping the list will help you connect with one another, share announcements and opportunities, and collaborate within the region. You don’t have to be a member of NCDD to subscribe. If you’re interested in subscribing, just send a blank email to NewEngland-Network-subscribe-request@lists.thataway.org. New England-based NCDD members have already been added (just email me at sandy@thataway.org if you’d like removed). At […] (continue)

September 2nd Monthly Update from NCDD

Hi, everyone! Did you know that NCDD members are organizing regional events in 5 cities across the U.S. this fall? Join Us at NCDD’s Upcoming Regional Events I hope you can join us at the event closest to you! Learn more about the events (and register) at ncdd.org/events. Most events are just $85 for the day ($70 for NCDD members and $42 for students). Denver, Colorado at the Wellshire Inn – Friday, October 22, 2010 San Francisco, California at De Anza College – Friday, October […] (continue)

Question on NCDD Forum about online engagement

For those who don’t know, we’re using NCDD’s recently-relaunched forum at http://ncdd.org/forum to gather materials and insights on the 3 focus areas for our one-day regional events in Austin, Boston, Denver, San Francisco and Portland. Matt Leighninger (Director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium), who’s working on a report on online engagement, just posted a question in the forum that he’d love your responses to.  Matt’s question asks whether you agree that there are two main ways of thinking about online engagement:  go where they are […] (continue)

Today’s Featured NCDD Member: Healthy Democracy Oregon

The following post by NCDD members Tyrone Reitman and Elliot Shuford of Healthy Democracy Oregon is part of an ongoing effort to highlight the extraordinary people and groups involved in the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD). We encourage you to add a comment here today (or anywhere else you see a post about this).  Tyrone and Elliot will be watching NCDD’s blog, listserv, facebook and other social media, and will respond to any questions or comments you have. — Hi, NCDD Community – […] (continue)

Your ideas needed for NCDD’s fall events

Those of you on NCDD’s Updates list saw a message about this yesterday. NCDD is working with our members to hold 5 regional events this fall: In Denver (Oct 22), the San Francisco Bay Area (Oct 29), Boston (Oct 29), Austin (Nov 5) and Portland (Nov 13). I hope you can join us at one of these regional events! We’re conducting a quick 10-question survey of potential attendees (and others who want to share ideas) about the 3 topic areas we’re focusing on: quality public […] (continue)

Check out our "Beginner’s Guide" page

I wanted to encourage everyone to visit this page on the new ncdd.org site: http://ncdd.org/rc/beginners-guide It’s our “Beginner’s Guide,” and it lists and links to some of the best resources NCDD offers, including… our Engagement Streams framework for helping people determine which methods fit their circumstances the collaboratively-created Core Principles for Public Engagement the town hall articles and flyer we developed for public managers last year a glossary of terms pages full of quotes about D&D This is a great page to share with colleagues […] (continue)

Welcome to July’s new NCDD members!

11 new members joined the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) during the month of July: 1 organizational member and 10 individuals (2 dues-paying and 8 non-dues). 2 non-dues members became full dues-paying members, and 22 of our dues-paying members renewed their memberships (1 organization and 21 individuals). Thanks everybody, and welcome to our new members! 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 […] (continue)