Tiny House
More About The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation • Join Now!
Community News

Reports & Articles…

Reports and articles on dialogue, deliberation, public engagement and conflict resolution.

The Manager as Facilitator of Dialogue

NCDD member Joe Raelin, Northeastern University – D’Amore-McKim School of Business, contributed the following paper using NCDD’s Add-A-Resource form… Given the inquiry among NCDD adherents on methods of conversation to generate collective wisdom, this article prescribes some criteria and a series of norms to assess the quality of discourse as parties seek to deliberate with one another for purposes of mutual exploration, decision making, and shared action. I also wrote the article to presage a new role for managers (be they in the public, civic, or private […] (continue)

Intergroup Dialogue: Engaging Difference, Social Identities, and Social Justice

This article (co-authored by NCDD member Ximena Zúñiga, Gretchen E. Lopez & Kristie A. Ford) appears in a special issue of the education journal Equity & Excellence in Education — co-edited by higher education faculty, program developers and practitioners – which includes research and practice examples from higher education, school, and community settings and focuses on intergroup dialogue as form of social justice education. All the articles cover program and social science studies from varied institutional and geographic locations, and capture experiences and reflections of facilitators, students, and diverse […] (continue)

Dialogue and Deliberation as Expressions of Democratic Leadership in Participatory Organizational Change

This resource was submitted via the Add-A-Resource form by NCDD member Joe Raelin, author of the article and Knowles Chair of Practice-Oriented Education professor at Northeastern University’s Center for Work and Learning.  His work can also be found at www.leaderful.org. The purpose of this article is to make the case that democratic leadership, referred to as “leaderful” practice, should be the fundamental form of leadership that characterizes participatory organizational change. The article appeared in the Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol 25, No. 1, 2012. From the author… I […] (continue)

The End of Rude: Did the Year of Civil Discourse make it easier to talk about Israel?

This article examines the results of the Year of Civil Discourse, a program dedicated to engaging nearly 1,000 people in grassroots trainings in civility at four Bay Area synagogues over the course of 2011. From the article… “The purpose was not to have people check their opinions at the door,” Porth added. “We wanted people to bring their passionately held views into the room, and give them the skills to have meaningful conversations about Israel. There was no political litmus test. The institutions all said […] (continue)

Tackling Wicked Problems Collaboratively: The Multicentric IBIS

This Prezi Presentation is about MctIBIS, a web based system for tackling wicked problems collaboratively. MctIBIS is based on the Issue-Based Information System (IBIS) introduced by Horst Rittel in the 70s and implemented using an information relationship management engine. (continue)

Inviting Dialogue: Renewing the Deep Purposes of Higher Education

Clark University’s Higgins School of Humanities published a document in 2011 called “Inviting Dialogue: Renewing the Deep Purposes of Higher Education,” which recounts the growth of the Difficult Dialogues project at Clark, and offers a number of resources for further exploration of the work of dialogue. With stories from students, faculty, and administrators, this serves as a multi-layered inspritation for how dialogue might serve any college campus. From the intro… The work of the Difficult Dialogues initiative at Clark began when we responded to the […] (continue)

The Program on Intergroup Relations Publications

At the heart of the Program on Intergroup Relations (University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus) website is a comprehensive list of publications, reports and research documents, many online, relating to Intergroup Dialogue and Intergroup Relations Education. (continue)

Virtual Meetings: Design with the ‘Distracted Participant’ in Mind

Here is a wonderful summary by Geoffrey Morton-Haworth of a January 2011 discussion in NCDD’s LinkedIn group on ground rules and best practices in virtual facilitation.  The discussion was started by group member Martin Pearson with the subject “Groundrules necessary to make the best of virtual meetings,” and is also posted on Geoffrey’s yalaworld.net site at this link. Martin wrote that he was starting to use Skype more for meetings, and asked group members if they have created specific ground rules for their own virtual […] (continue)

Inclusive community in a diverse world: Pursuing an elusive goal through narrative-based dialogue

How can we create spaces for building relationships where people restore integrity and justice and create sustainable communities in the century ahead? This 2001 article by Boyd Rossing and Michelle Glowacki-Dudka in the Journal of Community Psychology (Volume 29, Issue 6, pages 729–743) explores the theoretical aspects of using narrative and dialogue in the process of community building and presents the results of a local experiment. Findings demonstrate the viability of this model, while experience in planning and conducting these dialogues reveals forces that emerge to shape […] (continue)

Breaking barriers, crossing boundaries, building bridges: Communication processes in intergroup dialogues

Ratnesh Nagda’s 2006 article titled “Breaking barriers, crossing boundaries, building bridges: Communication processes in intergroup dialogues” was published in the Journal of Social Issues, 62(3), 553-576. Ratnesh shared the following text about the article and some related resources in an NCDD listserv discussion about assessment in October 2010: The communication processes conceptualizes the dialogic nature of encounter within the context of differences and inequalities. I found four interrelated processes: appreciating difference, engaging self, critical reflection and alliance building. My colleagues and I are now using […] (continue)

-