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Penny for Your Thoughts

One way to deal with the difficulty some participants have getting a word in edgewise is to give everyone an equal number (for example, four) pennies, one of which they put into a bowl in the middle whenever they speak. When they run out of pennies, they can't speak again until everyone else has run out. (continue)

Wisdom Council

The Wisdom Council is a newly invented structural approach to achieving genuine democracy in cities, unions, associations, counties, or nations ... and even in corporations. No matter how many people are in the system, it structures a creative, thoughtful, system-wide conversation about the most pressing issues. It facilitates everyone to form a unanimous "We the People" viewpoint. (continue)

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

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Creating Citizens Through Public Deliberation

Paper detailing how civic organizations in ten countries use deliberative dialogue to build and strengthen democracy. (continue)

Towards the Construction of a Dialogue Typology

A diagnostic and organizational tool for those seeking a deeper understanding of diverse dialogue experiences. This 12-page working document categorizes dialogues according to purpose (what dialogues intend to achieve), context (under what conditions dialogues unfold) and outputs (what dialogues produce). (continue)

Results of Needs Assessment for the First National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation

In order to create some clarity about how practitioners could best benefit from a national conference on dialogue and deliberation - and whether or not there is a demand for such a gathering, we designed a needs assessment in early 2002 and invited dialogue facilitators, organizers, researchers and students to complete an online survey. 115 people from throughout the dialogue community honored us by completing the survey, and the results are both interesting and informative. (continue)

Deliberation Thermometers

This document is used by student monitors (not moderators) to rate the performance of groups involved in online Democracy Lab Forums. The document represents an effort to identify some of the at least partially independent dimensions of effective dialogue. Democracy Lab provides online National Issues Forums-style forums for use in high school and college classes. (continue)

The Little Books of Justice and Peacemaking

This great series of short books from Good Books are perfect for those who want to gain a basic understanding of conflict resolution processes. The Little Book of "Cool Tools for Hot Topics," The Little Book of Dialogue for Difficult Subjects, The Little Book of Circle Processes, and The Little Book of Restorative Justice are some of the books in the series that are perfect for newer D&D practitioners - or not-so-newbies looking to expand their skill set. (continue)

Learning to Finish (Dropout Prevention Wiki)

This wiki is an effort to foster dialogue between people committed to the idea that a high school diploma means everything to both individuals and communities. A wiki is a type of website that any user can add, edit, or remove information from -- we built the basic website and have handed it over to anyone interested in sharing what they know about the dropout crisis. With categories ranging from alternative education to incentives, from literacy clubs to mentorship, and from parenting education to teen pregnancy, this resource offers numerous opportunities for users to learn from, and contribute to, dialogue on this pressing issue. (continue)

Simon Fraser University – Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue

The Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue addresses what we believe is the principal challenge for contemporary education: to inspire students with a sense of civic responsibility, encourage their passion to improve Canadian society, and develop innovative intellectual tools for effective problem solving. Each semester we develop an original and intensive learning experience that uses dialogue to focus student education on public issues. (continue)