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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.

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)

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)