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NCDD Commentary: The First Annual Northern CA Dialogue & Deliberation Conference

Katie Howard, then-Manager of the Civic Engagement Initiative of the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, submitted this commentary for the NCDD website on May 06, 2004 about the first regional NCDD-inspired conference. It begins "In 2002, while sitting at one of many round tables at the 1st Ever National Dialogue and Deliberation Conference, it struck me. 'I have to do this regionally.' The thought buzzed in my head, reemerging each time I thought it had passed.... (continue)

Dialogue Guide and Workbook for “Afraid of the Dark”

Gwendolyn Grant of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City created this dialogue guide and workbook to accompany Jim Myers' groundbreaking book "Afraid of the Dark: What Whites and Blacks Need to Know About Each Other." According to Grant, "Afraid of the Dark defines with such clarity and simplicity so many of the issues that have created this gulf between blacks and whites. It brings to the forefront the stuff that we talk about within our black and white circles, but seldom, if ever across the color line." Grant distributed this 12-page resource during her well-received workshop at the 2006 NCDD conference in San Francisco. (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)

Your City/Your Decision: Citizen-Based Budgeting in Menlo Park, CA

This 5-page PowerPoint document was created as a handout for the workshop entitled "Collaborative Governance in Local Government: Choosing Practice Models and Assessing Experience" given by Terry Amsler, Lisa Blomgren Bingham, and Malka Kopell at the 2006 NCDD Conference in San Francisco. The session addressed how civic engagement practitioners can assist local governments in thinking systematically about and choosing among the various forms of civic engagement in public decision-making. Using this and other documents, Kopell described a year-long process to involve the Menlo Park, California community in decisions about a sustainable funding strategy for city-provided services. (continue)

Results of Evaluations for the 2002 NCDD Conference

Explore the results of three types of evaluations we administered at the first National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation in the D.C. area in October 2002: the workshop evaluations, the results of the First Day Survey, and the results of the Final Day Survey. Thank you to 2002 Conference Evaluation Team chair Eric Boyd for compiling this information so beautifully! (continue)

Collaborative Governance in Local Government: Choosing Practice Models and Assessing Experience

This workshop at NCDD's 2006 conference addressed how civic engagement practitioners can assist local governments in thinking systematically about and choosing among the various forms of civic engagement in public decision-making, and here is where you can find all five handouts/presentations that from this popular session. (continue)

Report on the 2004 National Conference on Dialogue Deliberation

In October 2004, over 300 people came together at Regis University in Denver, Colorado for the second National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation. The main purpose of the gathering was to encourage conference attendees and planners, together, to continue developing this important, growing field of practice. Networking, experiencing different methods, sharing learnings, hearing from leaders in the field, exploring key issues facing the field - all of these are field-building activities, and all were given a place at the 2004 NCDD Conference. (continue)

Core Principles of Dialogue and “The Dialogic Approach”

This workshop at the 2006 NCDD conference was presented by Bettye Pruitt and Philip Thomas - co-authors of "Democratic Dialogue: A Handbook for Practitioners." They presented two concepts central to the Handbook: a definition of dialogue based on five core principles (inclusiveness, empowerment, learning, humanity, long-term perspective); and "the dialogic approach," an operational "code of conduct" for practitioners derived from those principles. (continue)

Guidebook for the 2006 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation

The third NCDD conference (we feel, the best of the three!) took place in San Francisco, California in August 2006. The conference was designed to give us all a better sense of who we are as a community of practice, field, and/or movement, and provide us with a stronger sense of where we should go from here if we want to truly have the impact we believe we could and should have on the world. (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)

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