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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.

C2D2 2007 Conference Program Highlights

The Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2) 2007 Conference Facing Complex Issues is shaping up to be a really great meeting. The conference features a rich slate of interactive sessions—plenary, concurrent and poster—as well as innovative and fun “after hours” sessions designed to stimulate and inform. Presenters, speakers and panelists include Matt Leighninger (author of The Next Form of Democracy), Bettye Pruitt (a social historian, Boston University who develops practices and tools for collective learning and action), David Beers (Editor of the Tyee), Andrew […] (continue)

Write an Op-Ed on Edwards' "One Democracy Initiative"!

On Saturday, October 13th, Senator and Presidential Candidate John Edwards gave a speech in Keene, New Hampshire that could have a major impact on our field. In his speech, he called for the creation of “Citizen Congresses” that would regularly convene one million Americans in national deliberations on critical policy issues. These congresses are part of his One Democracy Initiative, which references AmericaSpeaks’ and Study Circles’ work, as well as Deliberation Day and the newly-formed November 5th Coalition. AmericaSpeaks’ Joe Goldman was contacted by the […] (continue)

Host One of “20,000 Dialogues”

Watch a film… Make a friend… Make peace happen… 20,000 Dialogues is a nationwide initiative bringing interfaith dialogue into the hands of ordinary people who want to make a positive difference. NCDD is partnering with 20,000 Dialogues to encourage you to join a nationwide campaign to bring people of different faiths together using films about Muslims to stimulate discussion and promote understanding. Host a dialogue in your living room, at your school, or with your congregation. Do it during lunch with your coworkers or with […] (continue)

C2D2 Early Bird Registration Ends Sept. 30

As many of you know, the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2) is holding its second conference this November in Vancouver, BC, Canada. From Nov 12-14, the conference will gather D&D practitioners, researchers and policymakers to talk about the theme “Facing Complex Issues Together.” (Check out the program at: http://www.c2d2.ca/default.aspx?DN=707,699,32,Documents). The early bird registration discount, which reduces conference fees by $100, ends on September 30th — so now is the time to register! C2D2 was inspired by the work of NCDD, and the two […] (continue)

Just for Fun…

I can add something frivolous once in a while, right? This is a blog, after all. I just couldn’t resist sharing the Simpsonized version of Andy and I – the powercouple behind NCDD. You can get your own Simpsonized image at www.simpsonizeme.com if you’d like to. This post is right in line with our goofy mood here today. Andy, Joy and I are starting to add our members to the new NCDD Members Network – an interactive members directory that, because it runs on social […] (continue)

Sandy and the Traubmans Interviewed for NYC Radio Show

On Wednesday morning, I was interviewed by Dena Kolbert for her live program “City Watch” on WBAI Radio – a listener supported, non-commercial radio station for New York City’s Peace and Justice Community. I had the opportunity to talk about dialogue and deliberation (what they are, how they relate to each other) and to introduce the four streams of D&D practice (exploration, conflict transformation, decision-making and collaborative action). Dena had attended a workshop I gave on “deciding when to use which D&D methods” at the Network […] (continue)

Charrette Practitioners Invited to Israel

Most practitioners who are experienced in the charrette process will have heard this news from the National Charrette Institute, but it’s interesting news for the field and I thought I’d share it. Today’s e-newsletter from the National Charrette Institute included an invitation for experienced charrette practitioners to participate in the Kiryat-Shmona, Israel charrette this December (the 2nd through 6th). This is the first full 5-day charrette in Israel, and experienced practitioners are needed to give the Israeli participants, both professionals and the public, confidence in the charrette process. […] (continue)

Master Class in Large Group Facilitation Set for October

Large group methods, virtually unknown twenty years ago, are being used world wide to address complex organizational and community issues. These large group working sessions are task focused and results oriented. They have proven to be an invaluable method for strategic planning, organization design, working specific strategic issues, process re-design and for complex projects that cross the boundaries of functions, departments and organizations. They build the indispensable relationships needed for coherence and alignment within an organization or community. The goal of this 3-day course, titled […] (continue)

Last Chance to Register for Fielding Public Engagement Program

Registration for Fielding Graduate University’s Dialogue Deliberation and Public Engagement program closes today, August 7. This is a highly regarded program with an excellent faculty who are practitioners that work in a broad variety of contexts and cultures. Don’t miss this chance to learn with them and stimulating colleagues from several countries. The program is a blended learning course with online face to face and phone dialogues with Guest faculty. NCDD members get a 10% discount! It starts on line August 17, 2007. For more […] (continue)

2007 AI Conference Discount Available Until August 15

The 2007 “Power of Positive Change” Appreciative Inquiry Conference is coming up Sept. 16-19 in Orlando Florida. The conference organizers have just announced that a special 2007 Appreciative Inquiry Conference price of only $1,395 (retail $1,895) for those who register before August 15 and enter code PITK55 during check-out. The conference promises to teach participants how to unleash innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, develop higher levels of trust and mutual respect, and accelerate the cycle of change initiatives in their organizations. Keynote speakers include: Leading researcher […] (continue)

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