NCDD’s “Confab Call” Series
Our popular “Confab calls” are opportunities for members of the NCDD community to connect with each other, hear about exciting projects in our field, and explore our field’s most pressing challenges. Our confabs feature some of our community’s most exciting leaders, projects and topics.
Use the links below to access audio recordings, video recordings and archives of the collaborative docs participants have worked on for past confabs.
Archives for previous Confab Calls:
March 15th – Engagement practitioners & journalists came together to discuss how we can partner to help bring people together across differences. This call was co-hosted by NCDD and Journalism That Matters – www.ncdd.org/23316
February 8, 2017 – We talked with Patrice O’Neill from Not In Our Town about their responses to hate and opportunities for our network to connect with communities addressing hate and intolerance – www.ncdd.org/23072
January 3, 2017 – Susan Partnow provided a Conversation Cafe host training session – www.ncdd.org/22789
December 19, 2016 – We held a Confab Call featuring Conversation Cafe, with Co-creators Susan Partnow and Vicki Robin. – www.ncdd.org/22722
November 29, 2016 – We held a special post-election Confab to discuss what our network is doing to address this post election moment. www.ncdd.org/22337
September 21, 2016 – We discussed the Nevins Democracy Leaders Program at the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State with John Gastil and Chris Beem, and opportunities for member organizations to host a fellow. www.ncdd.org/21833
August 25, 2016 – John Gastil and Luke Hohmann discussed their concept for building a “Democracy Machine.” www.ncdd.org/21513
April 20th, 2016 – NCDD’s staff provided a tour of the website, and talked about what NCDD offers its members in this intro to NCDD’s website. www.ncdd.org/20444
March 23, 2016 -We featured the Participatory Budgeting Project with guests David Beasley from PBP and Allison Rizzolo from Public Agenda – www.ncdd.org/20196
October 28th, 2015 – Dr. John Gastil discussed the amazing opportunity for organizations in the D&D field to host a bright Penn State fellow through the Nevins Democracy Leaders Program – www.ncdd.org/19269
October 15th, 2015 – Mary Gelinas and Susan Stuart Clark discussed how brain science supports constructive dialogue and deliberation – www.ncdd.org/19151
August 5, 2015 – Matt Leighninger and Tina Nabatchi talked about their new book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy – www.ncdd.org/18743
April 23, 2015 – We talked with Pete Peterson of the Davenport Institute about lessons learned from running for office on a “civic engagement” platform – www.ncdd.org/18191
March 25, 2015, 1-2pm Eastern – Kimberly Bain, Global Chair of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), will lead us in a discussion about ethics for facilitators – www.ncdd.org/17546
February 19, 2015 – NCDD members Sarah Read and Christoph Berendes hosted a Confab on “Newcomers, Latecomers, and Disrupters: Strategies for Sustainable and Productive Engagement” – www.ncdd.org/17634
July 29, 2014 – NCDD members Lisa Heft, Adrian Segar, Tim Merry and Susanna Haas Lyons joined us for a confab focused on the challenges and strategies for planning and managing effective closings at participatory events – www.ncdd.org/15697
June 12, 2014 – NCDD member Peter Levine talked about his new book We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For – www.ncdd.org/15318.
April 9, 2014 – Matt Leighninger and Mike Smith on Text Talk Act, a project of Creating Community Solutions that’s been experimenting with how the fun and convenience of text messaging can be leveraged to scale up face-to-face dialogue – www.ncdd.org/14741
March 26, 2014 – Carolyne Abdullah and Malik Russell on Everyday Democracy’s approach to change – www.ncdd.org/14739
November 20, 2013 – Rob Garris (Rockefeller Fdn) and Noah Rimland Flower (Monitor Inst) on Rockefeller’s GATHER publication – www.ncdd.org/13442
August 2013 – Rich Harwood on his work in Newtown, CT – www.ncdd.org/12309
May 2013 – Jacob Hess and Phil Neisser on Red-Blue Dialogue – www.ncdd.org/11540
April 2013 – Brad Rourke on Responding to Newtown – www.ncdd.org/11287
Note: you can scan the confab archives as far back as you dare at www.ncdd.org/tag/confab-archives.