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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.

Message for All NCDDers in Higher Ed

Nancy Thomas, Executive Director of The Democracy Imperative, recently surveyed all NCDD members affiliated with colleges and universities to see what level of involvement in NCDD they have, and whether they have interest in additional services and opportunities from NCDD and from The Democracy Imperative. Here are the results of the survey and Nancy’s recommendations for next steps… (continue)

Thanking L-Soft for their Generous Support

  L-Soft, a leading provider of email list management software and hosting services, generously donated their services to the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation recently. We have used their LISTSERV® email list management software solution for two years now as a paying customer — all our email discussion lists and announcement lists are hosted by L-Soft and they have provided us with a reliable and very flexible solution for our mailing list needs. At the beginning of the year, they decided to switch us […] (continue)

Sign the November 5th Coalition Declaration!

Are you tired of the same old politics? So are we. And so are millions of other Americans, who, polls show, are frustrated by campaigns and politics dominated by mudslinging, sound bites, money, and polarizing partisanship. But the answer isn’t to walk away. More participation is. We need to put people back into politics. And we need to start now. The good news is that there’s a new national coalition focused on doing just that. It’s called the November 5th Coalition, named to send the […] (continue)

Call for Submissions for DIAC Online Deliberation Conference

NCDD is a Partner of “DIAC-2008/OD2008” – a conference on online deliberation sponsored by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility and UC Berkeley School of Information. This year’s theme is “Tools for Participation: Collaboration, Deliberation, and Decision Support. The conference will take place June 26-29, 2008 at the University of California – Berkeley. If you are working in online deliberation, you may want to consider submitting a paper or workshop proposal for consideration… (continue)

Admin: Invitation to Join NCDD

Hi, !  I am the office manager for the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD.org).  Our director, Sandy Heierbacher, asked me to send you an invitation to become a member of NCDD. Our members are some of the most active, thoughtful, and influential people in public engagement and group process work, and Sandy thought you would fit right in! Joining NCDD means becoming part of an active, supportive network of over 1,800 groups and professionals (www.ncdd.org/map) who bring people together across divides to discuss, decide, and act […] (continue)

BayNVC Offers Training Discounts for NCDD Members

Bay Area Nonviolent Communication Offers NCCD Members Discounted Training with Living Peace Intensive Residential Retreats in 2008. BayNVC invites NCDD members to come and stretch their heart muscles and explore the practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) at one of this year’s retreats led by Bay Area Nonviolent Communication’s senior trainers and paid NCDD members can take advantage of a special discount (learn more on NCDD’s discounts page). The retreats feature tasty (mostly organic) food, beautiful settings, and dedicated support of individual and small group learning. […] (continue)

Harwood Institute Offers Two Learning Opportunities for NCDD Members

The Harwood Institute will be offering its next Harwood Public Innovators Lab March 17-20, 2008 in Baltimore, MD. The Lab is an intensive, three-day experience that will help you create new pathways to accelerate change and engender authentic hope. The aim of the Lab is to engage people in thinking about and applying the Harwood Institute’s key ideas, frameworks, and tools developed over the last eighteen years to their own context and goals. They offer alumni access to webinars and starting in February a website […] (continue)

Public Decisions Announces Winter 2008 Training Schedule

PublicDecisions.com – a worldwide leader in online training for public participation – has announced its upcoming schedule of nearly two dozen specialized classes for the first quarter of 2008. PublicDecisions provides practically oriented training for persons who work with stakeholders and the public to solve problems, craft policies/programs or achieve social change. The company’s offerings are suitable for working professionals and officials who are constrained from participating in professional development activities by geographic distances and limited budgets. Classes are conducted live, and quality is ensured […] (continue)

Dates Announced for IAP2 Certificate Program

The Perspectives Group has announced the dates for their five-day IAP2 Certificate Program in Public Participation. Each of the four training opportunities are offered in the Washington Metro Area and will be held throughout 2008 on the following dates: February 4-8, 2008, June 9-13, 2008, September 15-19, 2008 and December 1-5, 2008. Presented by International Master Trainer in Public Participation and NCDD member, Douglas Sarno, the training is offered in 3 sections: Planning for Effective Public Participation (two days), Effective Communication for Public Participation (one […] (continue)

NCDD Discount Available for January 8th Online Training

How do you distinguish prospective clients who want to conduct a true public participation process from those who really want a marketing campaign? This question and other techniques and approaches for screening and qualifying clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors are examined in Consultant’s Corner: Qualifying Prospects Who Want to Engage You, a training presented online by PublicDecisions.com. Participants will learn key insights for making a go/no go decision from a panel of p2 consultants with extensive experience in all three sectors. Guest […] (continue)

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