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Resource Guide on Public Engagement

NCDD’s October 2010 Resource Guide on Public Engagement is packed with tools and stories to help you tackle contentious problems in your community. Download the Resource Guide at: www.ncdd.org/files/NCDD2010_Resource_Guide.pdf The Resource Guide showcases the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation’s best collaboratively-created products (like the Core Principles for Public Engagement and the Engagement Streams Framework), as well as recognizing and directing you to a lot of the great work on public engagement that has been done by others in our field. Created for our 2010 […] (continue)

Song Of A Citizen

"Song Of A Citizen" is a unique collaboration of thinkers and artists exploring what it really means to be a fully engaged and effective citizen in modern times -- how we-the-people are measuring up -- how we can do better -- and why we must. Song Of A Citizen's debut effort is an innovative series of online "video op-eds," featuring an array of nationally renowned political philosophers and self-governance experts (including NCDD members Martha McCoy, Carolyn Lukensmeyer and Will Friedman) -- presented in a playful and engaging visual style -- each making the case in their own compelling way. View the video op-eds at www.songofacitizen.com. (continue)

Collaboration Soup

Collaboration Soup: A Six-Step Recipe For Co-Creative Meetings and Other Conversations is a little 100-page book packed with goodness. We recommend it for meeting conveners and participants alike. Authors Delia Horwitz and Paula Vigneault are offering a special $10 rate to the NCDD community (about $5 off). Go to www.createspace.com/3411497 to order and use code UHFJPXWJ at checkout. (continue)

Resource Guide on Public Engagement

NCDD’s October 2010 Resource Guide on Public Engagement showcases the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation’s best collaboratively-created products (like the Core Principles for Public Engagement and the Engagement Streams Framework), as well as recognizing and directing you to a lot of the great work on public engagement that has been done by others in our field. Created for our 2010 regional events (all attendees received a copy), this must-have guidebook was developed to share stories and resources with the dialogue and deliberation community, public […] (continue)

Spectrum of Processes for Collaboration and Consensus-Building in Public Decisions

This one-page spectrum (2008) was developed by Suzanne Orenstein, Lucy Moore and Susan Sherry, members of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Future of Collaboration and Consensus on Public Issues, in consideration of and inspiration from the spectra developed by International Association for Public Involvement (Public Participation Spectrum) and the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (Engagement Streams Framework). While all types of processes have intrinsic value on their own, those on the right side of the spectrum tend to include early phases akin […] (continue)

Everyday Democracy’s Issue Guide Exchange

Everyday Democracy’s Issue Guide Exchange, formerly at everyday-democracy.org/exchange/, was a free online resource available to anyone who is interested in broad-based, inclusive dialogue leading to community action. It was a place for people to share, create, and discuss dialogue guides. The Issue Guide Exchange had three parts: An exchange – a place for people to upload issue guides of their own, search for and review others’ guides, and download and adapt them. A forum – a place for people to discuss specific guides or dialogue in […] (continue)

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 […] (continue)

Possibilities for Transformational Conferences

Possibilities for Transformational Conferences is an 8-page primer on how to plan events for 50 or more people that are interactive, engaging, and generally fabulous. Author Tree Bressen (with Debby Sugarman and Sunrise Facilitation) briefly introduces techniques for making events more participatory and engaging, including Open Space Technology, World Cafe, Appreciative Inquiry, fishbowls, “speed dating,” storytelling, and more. Download at http://treegroup.info/topics/Transformational_Conferences.pdf. About Tree Bressen… From her home in Eugene, Oregon, Tree Bressen consults with a wide variety of organizations on how to have meetings that […] (continue)

YouTube Playlists of Dialogue & Deliberation Videos

NCDD’s director Sandy Heierbacher created a number of public playlists on YouTube in June 2009, featuring some great, short videos that show and/or introduce people to dialogue and deliberation. The playlists, which are added to regularly, can be found at www.youtube.com/user/sheierbacher/playlists. Hundreds of YouTube videos are now organized on these public playlists, which are periodically updated: About Dialogue & Deliberation (people talking about D&D) Dialogue & Deliberation in Practice (features clips of actual D&D) Dialogue & Deliberation Events (covers specific projects and events) Absolute Favorite D&D Videos […] (continue)

A Field Guide to Convening Dialogue

This lovely 8-page Field Guide to Convening Dialogue was written by Joanna Ashworth, M.Ed., Ed.D. of Simon Fraser University (2010) with funding from Imagine BC. Download a copy from www.sfu.ca/dialogue. (continue)

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