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Best-of-the-Best Resources

Here is NCDD director Sandy Heierbacher’s list of what she considers the best books, guides and tools out there about dialogue, deliberation and public engagement. This list is kept intentionally short, but feel free to email your suggested additions to sandy@ncdd.org. Best Tools for Understanding the Field Resource Guide on Public Engagement (NCDD) go Engagement Streams Framework (NCDD) go Public Participation Spectrum (IAP2) go Public Participation Toolbox (IAP2) go People & Participation: How to Put Citizens at the Heart of Decision-making (Involve.org.uk) go Core Principles for […] (continue)

Beginner’s Guide

If you are new to dialogue & deliberation, new to the NCDD website, or new to the breadth of dialogue & deliberation (“D&D”) approaches out there, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the following resources. For Starters… What are Dialogue & Deliberation? – includes how D&D are really being used, and an outline of what a typical D&D program looks like) Quick Reference Glossary – over 100 terms defined to help you make sense of it all Running a D&D Program – includes the […] (continue)

Core Principles for Public Engagement

The Public Engagement Principles (PEP) Project was launched in mid-February 2009 to create clarity in our field about what we consider to be the fundamental components of quality public engagement, and to support President Obama's January 21, 2009 memorandum on open government. The following principles were developed collaboratively by members and leaders of NCDD, IAP2 (the International Association of Public Participation), the Co-Intelligence Institute, and many others. (continue)

Goals of Dialogue & Deliberation graphic

Created by NCDD director Sandy Heierbacher in collaboration with Martin Carcasson, Will Friedman and Alison Kadlec (and based on Carcasson's paper Beginning With the End in Mind), the Goals of Dialogue & Deliberation graphic pictured here outlines 3 types of goals for public problem-solving work. In a nutshell, the three tiers of goals are individual and knowledge-based goals, immediate group/community outcomes, and longer-term capacity building and community change. Click on the image to view a larger version of the graphic. (continue)

Who Dialogues? (and when and where and how?)

Network for Peace through Dialogue’s new 51-page book Who Dialogues? (and when and where and how?) provides a solid introduction to the subject through the personal stories of 10 practitioners who use dialogue in their work. Among the variety of uses these practitioners describe are: laying the groundwork for conflict resolution, designing a large UN conference, helping to heal the wounds of the Holocaust, teaching in a university, working with youth and conducting dialogue online. The book is available directly from the Network for Peace […] (continue)

The Power of Dialogue

This article by Scott London is posted on Scott London’s blog at www.scottlondon.com/articles/ondialogue.html. The Power of Dialogue It’s a sad fact that while most of us spend a sizeable part of our lives communicating with others — in face-to-face conversations, over the phone, in committee meetings, via e-mail and social networks — we seem more separate and disconnected than ever. (continue)

Deliberation and Your Community: How to Convene and Moderate Local Public Forums Using Deliberative Decision-Making (training manual)

This 86-page NIF training manual is designed for use in Missouri, but it is a compliation of materials used by a number of people throughout the National Issues Forums network to train others in deliberative decision-making and NIF moderation. It addresses deliberation as another way to decide and is based on how to use local public forums, especially National Issues Forums, as a venue for deliberation. The author encourages you to adapt the manual to meet your own group's training needs. (continue)

NCDD Discussion List

NCDD's main listserv is a popular resource for practitioners, scholars, activists and students of dialogue and deliberation. As of June 2010, over 1000 subscribers use this listserv for networking, information-sharing, and discussing key issues facing our community of practice. This discussion list is NCDD members' primary means of communicating directly with one another, and with others in the D&D community. Non-members are welcome to subscribe to this list. (continue)

Let’s Talk America Hosting Manual

This manual teaches the Conversation Café method in detail. This is the simplest process we know and one that has a proven track record to be easily and reliably adopted by hosts who may have no previous experience - as well as by skilled facilitators. This manual provides a process that will honor LTA principles and enable you to take the conversation from small talk to big talk in a way that allows everyone to feel respected, safe and heard. With a little study and preparation, your conversation can create a positive and empowering experience for all. (continue)

What is Dialogue? Definitions from Leaders in the Field

Dialogue and deliberation are dynamic processes which can be empathy-enhancing, relationship-changing, problem-solving, action-planning, organization-developing, community-building, conflict-resolving, skill developing, prejudice reducing, consciousness-raising, and more! The various models and methods that are used in our field often emphasize, strive for and obtain different outcomes. Click on this resource for quotes from over a dozen leaders in the D&D community about what "dialogue" means to them. (continue)

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