Registration is now open for December’s Tech Tuesday event featuring Common Ground for Action. Join us for this FREE event Tuesday, December 1st from 2:00-3:00pm Eastern/11:00am-12:00pm Pacific.
In 2013, Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums collaborated with Conteneo, the developer of the San Jose Budget Games, to produce a platform that could allow truly deliberative online public forums. The result is Common Ground for Action, a simple, intuitive tool that allows participants to examine options for dealing with the problem, weigh tradeoffs, and find common ground, with beautiful visuals that let you actually see the shape of your conversation as it evolves. And because CGA works in any browser, there’s nothing to download, nothing to update – no technical mumbo jumbo.
CGA works not only for National Issues Forums issue guides, but also for localized adaptations of those guides, or in fact, any deliberative framework on any wicked problem.
On this call we will be joined by NCDD Members Amy Lee from the Kettering Foundation and Luke Homann from Conteneo, who will tell us more about how this tool was developed and demonstrate how it works. Amy will also tell us more about the current schedule of forums, and how you or your organization can utilize this FREE tool!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity – register today!
Tech Tuesdays are a series of learning events from NCDD focused on technology for engagement. These 1-hour events are designed to help dialogue and deliberation practitioners get a better sense of the online engagement landscape and how they can take advantage of the myriad opportunities available to them. You do not have to be a member of NCDD to participate in our Tech Tuesday learning events.
More about Common Ground for Action…
CGA can be helpful for any conversation where you need:
- the ability to convene people from diverse locations
- the ability to convene people who may not be able or willing to participate
- the ability to let people talk together about an issue
- visuals showing the group’s evolution in judgment
- an easy-to-analyze record of the entire forum.
Other important facts about CGA:
- It’s free!
- It’s easy to become a moderator – 2 simple online sessions!
- It can be used to augment in-person deliberations as well.