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NCDD’s Discussion Lists

NCDD’s email discussion lists are open to anyone whose work involves dialogue and deliberation — not just NCDD members. Our discussion lists foster networking, information-sharing and collaboration within the ever-growing dialogue and deliberation community.

First, thank you to L-Soft for their generous support! Since 2008, NCDD has benefited from the generous donation of mailing list services by L-Soft, a leading provider of email list management software, email marketing software and email list hosting services. NCDD has been relying on L-Soft’s LISTSERV® email list management software solution since 2006 and all our mailing lists are hosted by L-Soft free of charge.

Current NCDD Listservs

NCDD Updates List
Main NCDD Discussion List
NCDD Conference Updates List
Making a Living List
Transpartisan Discussion List
Emerging Leaders Discussion List
D&D Higher Education Updates List
Conversation Cafe Updates List
Conversation Cafe Discussion List

Regional Lists:
– Chicago area
– Northern California
– New England
– Colorado
– Central Texas
– Cascadia
– Washington DC area
– Boston area

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The NCDD Updates & Announcements List

NCDD’s monthly email update keeps over 34,000 people informed about opportunities and goings-on in the rapidly growing dialogue and deliberation community. Many people find our updates to be invaluable, and we promise not to send more than one message a month!

Subscribe here or send a blank email to NCDD-Updates-subscribe-request@lists.ncdd.org to subscribe yourself. Note: this is a one-way announcement list, not a discussion list.

The Main NCDD Discussion List

Our most active discussion list – NCDD Discussion – has 1,866 subscribers as of September 2016.  It is a valued source of advice, inspiration, support, and food-for-thought for many in the field. Most but not all subscribers are members of NCDD. Learn more about the list at www.ncdd.org/discussion, and familiarize yourself with the list ground rules before jumping in.

Subscribe to the NCDD Discussion list by sending a blank email to NCDD-Discussion-subscribe-request@lists.ncdd.org (or email joy@ncdd.org and ask Joy to add you). And if you’re already subscribed to the list, send your messages to the list via this email address: NCDD-Discussion@lists.ncdd.org.

NCDD’s Conference Updates list

If you want to be sure to stay updated on NCDD’s events, subscribe to the Conference Updates list by sending a blank email to NCDD-Conference-Updates-subscribe-request@lists.ncdd.org. This list is a one-way announcement service, not a discussion list.

The Making A Living List (D&D Jobs List)

If you are looking for work in dialogue & deliberation, we recommend you subscribe to this list.  We now use this list to primarily share job openings we hear about in the field.

NCDD member Steve Pyser initiated this discussion list in 2006, and launched it with a conference call focused on such issues as setting pay standards and helping people professionalize the work they do. Archives for the Making A Living list can be accessed online.

Subscribe to the Making a Living in D&D list by sending a blank email to MAKING-A-LIVING-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@lists.ncdd.org. Subscribers should email making-a-living@lists.ncdd.org to send a message to the list.

The Transpartisan Listserv

Launched in March 2014 through a collaboration of NCDD, Mediators Foundation, and over a dozen co-founders who are leaders in political bridge building work, the Transpartisan List is meant to connect and inform those working in the transpartisan realm.

The purpose of this moderated listserv is to introduce potential colleagues to one another, to expand our knowledge of transpartisan theory and practice, and to showcase ongoing activity in the transpartisan field. Our goal is to provide a simple, safe communication channel where individuals and organizations that are active in this boundary-crossing work can connect and learn from each other. This list is not used for debating public policy issues.

More about the list, its co-founders, and the list ground rules can be found at www.ncdd.org/rc/item/8770. Subscribe to the Transpartisan List by sending a blank email to transpartisan-subscribe-request@lists.ncdd.org. Subscribers should email transpartisan@lists.ncdd.org to send a message to the list.

The Emerging Leaders List (Youth List)

The Emerging Leaders listserv was launched in Summer 2016, and is a discussion, networking, sharing, and collaboration space for young people 35 and under and students who are involved or interested in the work of dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement. You can subscribe to the Emerging Leaders List by sending a blank email to emerging-leaders-subscribe-request@lists.ncdd.org, and subscribers can send messages to everyone on the list by emailing emerging-leaders@lists.ncdd.org.

This listserv is a key part of NCDD’s Emerging Leaders Initiative – the youth and student engagement initiative that we have been building since 2014. It will serve as a valuable forum for younger NCDD members to network, share ideas and information, think together, seek advice, ask questions, and spark new collaborations with other young people who work in, study, or have an interest in D&D and public engagement.

NCDD will use this list to post info about job, internship, and scholarship opportunities in the field; share news and announcements about events and other happenings that are relevant for young D&D leaders; ask for input from young folks in the field; offer special deals on trainings and professional development; and more. We will also use this listserv to support a D&D mentoring program in the future.

If you need to make a change as to which of your email addresses receives this listserv’s messages or switch to the daily digest format, email your request to NCDD’s Youth Engagement Coordinator Roshan Bliss at roshan@ncdd.org.

The Conversation Café Updates & Announcements List

NCDD became the official steward of the Conversation Café process (CC) during 2016,  and so we’ve created a new one-way announcement list to share news about Conversation Café happenings once in a while (no more than monthly). We encourage everyone who uses with the CC process, plans to in the future, or just has an interest in the CC model to subscribe to this list by sending a blank email to conversation-cafe-subscribe-request@lists.ncdd.org.

The Conversation Café Discussion List

If you’re a Conversation Café host or promoter (or want to be), also consider joining the new Cafe-Community listserv – a discussion list we’ve modeled after the NCDD Discussion list to empower CC leaders to network, share information, and discuss key issues facing the Conversation Café community. To join this list, send a blank email to cafe-community-subscribe-request@lists.ncdd.org. Subscribers can send messages to everyone on the list by emailing cafe-community@lists.ncdd.org.

The D&D Higher Education Announcements List

The D&D Higher Ed list is a one-way announcement list run by NCDD for dialogue & deliberation scholars and professionals based at colleges and universities. We encourage our members and friends in academia to subscribe by sending a blank email to dd-highered-subscribe-request@lists.ncdd.org. This is a list only for updates and announcements relevant to higher education, not a discussion list.

The Regional Listservs

NCDD members are always interested in additional opportunities to network and share information with colleagues locally, and we’ve set up some discussion lists to help. We also use these lists to periodically share grant opportunities, job openings, facilitation opportunities, workshops, etc. specific to these regions.

– Greater Chicago List –

The Greater Chicago Dialogue & Deliberation listserv launched in February 2013 to support the development of a local D&D community of practice which emerged from the UIC-IPCE project “Dialogue & Deliberation for Civic Engagement in Chicago.” Use it to share events, invitations, and news, and to ask questions or for advice related to dialogue & deliberation for civic engagement. Those in the Greater Chicago area can subscribe to this list by sending a blank message to ChicagoDD-subscribe-request@lists.ncdd.org. Subscribers should email chicagodd@lists.ncdd.org to send a message to the list.

– Northern California Network List –

Formed after the 2003 Northern California Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, anyone from the San Francisco Bay Area (and anywhere else in Northern CA) is welcome. Subscribe by sending a blank email to NORTHERN-CA-NETWORK-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@lists.ncdd.org. Subscribers should email northern-ca-network@lists.ncdd.org to send a message to the list.

– New England Network List –

All in New England who are involved in dialogue and deliberation work are welcome to subscribe to this list. Subscribe by sending a blank email to NEWENGLAND-NETWORK-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@lists.ncdd.org. Subscribers should email newengland-network@lists.ncdd.org to send a message to the list.

– Colorado Network List –

Formed around the time of the 2004 NCDD conference in Denver, in response to requests from scholars and practitioners in the Denver-Boulder region. Anyone in Colorado is welcome to subscribe to this list. Subscribe to the Colorado Network list by sending a blank email to COLORADO-NETWORK-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@lists.ncdd.org. Subscribers should email colorado-network@lists.ncdd.org to send a message to the list.

– Central Texas List –

All in Central Texas are welcome to subscribe to this list. Subscribe by sending a blank email to CENTRALTX-DD-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@lists.ncdd.org. Subscribers should email centraltx-dd@lists.ncdd.org to send a message to the list.

– Cascadia List –

All based in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia (Canada) are welcome to subscribe to this list. Subscribe by sending a blank email to CASCADIA-NETWORK-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@lists.ncdd.org. Subscribers should email cascadia-network@lists.ncdd.org to send a message to the list.

– DC Metro Area List –

All in Washington, DC and the surrounding area are welcome to subscribe to this list. Subscribe by sending a blank email to DC-NETWORK-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@lists.ncdd.org. Subscribers should email DC-network@lists.ncdd.org to send a message to the list.

– Boston List –

Those in and around Boston, Massachusetts are welcome to subscribe to this list. Subscribe by sending a blank email to BOSTON-NETWORK-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@lists.ncdd.org. Subscribers should email boston-network@lists.ncdd.org to send a message to the list.

Have An Idea for a New Discussion List?

We’d love to hear it, and help you get it started by alerting the network and giving you some pointers on starting the discussion and keeping it going. Email NCDD Director Sandy Heierbacher at sandy@ncdd.org with your idea.

Need to Unsubscribe or Make a Change to your Subscription?

To unsubscribe from any NCDD discussion list, send a message to “listname”-SIGNOFF-REQUEST@lists.ncdd.org, but replace “listname” in the email address with the name of the discussion list (COLORADO-NETWORK, for example).

To unsubscribe from the NCDD Discussion list, just send an email to NCDD-Discussion-SIGNOFF-REQUEST@lists.ncdd.org.

If that doesn’t work for you (it only works if you send the message from the email you’re subscribed with), or if you need to make a change in your email address, switch to the daily digest, or you have other questions, you can email NCDD Office Manager Joy Garman at joy@ncdd.org and she’ll make the changes you need.

To log in to the back-end of the listservs to see the archives or make changes to your subscriptions yourself, go to http://lists.ncdd.org/scripts/wa-THATAWAY.exe?GETPW1=&X=&Y=.

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