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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)

Creating Meaningful Dialogue at Arts Events: Getting beyond Q & A, testimonial, art critique, or soapbox oratory!

This great 2-page handout was created for a workshop at NCDD's 2006 conference called "Inquiring Minds Want to Know: What Do the Arts Have to Do With Dialogue?" Presenters Leah Lamb, Ellen Schneider, and Pam Korza list challenges, offer strategies for effectively engaging audiences in civic dialogue at arts events, provide examples of how dialogue professionals can learn to incorporate art to support their dialogue goals, and more. (continue)

City of Portland's Restorative Gentrification Listening Project

The Restorative Gentrification Listening Project seeks to understand the harms of gentrification by listening to the stories of those most directly impacted and then working to repair the harm and prevent further harm. "Gentrification" is the purchase and renovation of houses and stores in deteriorated urban neighborhoods by upper- or middle-income people, thus improving property values but often displacing low-income families and small businesses. This project of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement is run by NCDD member Judith Mowry. The project uses restorative listening circles to address issues of racism and social injustice in order to build community and cultural understanding and to find ways to act together to include and value all members of the community. (continue)

Center for Collaborative Policy

The Center is a joint program of California State University, Sacramento and the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. The mission of the Center is to build the capacity of public agencies, stakeholder groups, and the public to use collaborative strategies to improve policy outcomes. The Center produces a quarterly newsletter called The Collaborative Edge. (continue)

Heartland: The Convening Company

Offering a unique combination of In-person, Online & TeleCommunity Community, Heartland is a member-based network, serving all those called to be our social and organizational pioneers. Experience the power of one multiplied by the power of many: join the Heartland Member Circle, attend a Thought Leader Gathering, sign up for an Art of Convening TeleTraining, or register for the next VisionHolder TeleConversation. (continue)

Public Conversations Project

In addition to their groundbreaking grassroots dialogue work, PCP provides trainings, presentations, and workshops on such things as the power of dialogue, inquiry as intervention, and the architecture of dialogue. PCP's website offers a variety of great tools and downloadable resources to help you organize and facilitate a dialogue. (continue)

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