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Welcome to the NCDD Resource Center!

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If you’re looking for resources on dialogue, deliberation and public engagement, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some of the things you can find in NCDD’s Resource Center…

Our Beginner’s Guide

New to dialogue & deliberation (D&D), new to the NCDD site, or new to the breadth of D&D approaches out there? Check out the Beginner’s Guide and start familiarizing yourself with some great resources, including…

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Latest Resources Added

New resources are added every couple days by NCDD and members of the NCDD community (via our Add-A-Resource form), and here are the very latest (see more)…

  • Effects of the Internet on Participation
    The 38-page study, Effects of the Internet on Participation: Study of a Public Policy Referendum in Brazil, by Paolo Spada, Jonathan Mellon, Tiago Peixoto and Fredrik M.…
  • Transformative Conversations
    This 184-page book, Transformative Conversations, by Dr. Ada Gonzalez offers guidance on how to improve communication and strengthen dialogue skills. You can find more info on…
  • Improving Labor Relations in Jamestown
    This four-page case study (2014) from The Intersector Project outlines about how cross-sector collaboration was used to create Jamestown Area Labor Management Committee (JALMC)…
  • Protecting Essential Infrastructure in Alaska
    This four-page case study (2014) from The Intersector Project about how cross-sector collaboration was used to create the Alaska Partnership for Infrastructure Protection (APIP)…
  • Read the Room for Real
    Read the Room for Real: How a Simple Technology Creates Better Meetings (2015) by David Campt and Matthew Freeman is a 98-page book intended for facilitators, presenters,…

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Popular Categories and Tags

For over 10 years now, NCDD’s leaders have been collecting the best resources we can find on dialogue and deliberation — and developing some of our own. The categories and tags help you find the resources you need to practice, teach and research this work, like…

  • Participatory Practices, details on over 180 tools and methods used for public participation
  • Big Picture Tools, resources that help you understand the broader D&D field
  • Case Studies & Stories, over 100 articles, books, and reports that share success stories and case studies
  • Great for Public Managers, which features resources created specifically for public decision-makers
  • Assessment Tools, where we’ve collected 40 tools to help you measure your success
  • D&D Methods, meaty descriptions of dozens of the most well-known dialogue and deliberation approaches, many written and submitted to NCDD by the creator of the method

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And a Few More Gems…

These resource lists combine tags and categories to display resources our members and site visitors look for regularly. You can also use the sidebar feature that says “I’m looking for…” to search within 1 category and 1 tag.