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The bridge-building tag is about building bridges or improving relations between different groups (ethnic groups, partisan groups, etc.).

PCP Guide Offers Help for Red-Blue Holiday Conversations

As we approach the holidays and the difficult conversations with relatives from opposite sides of the political spectrum, we could all use some support keeping the discussion civil. Thankfully the Public Conversations Project, an NCDD member organization, has produced a useful red-blue conversation guide along with the piece below that offer frameworks and starter questions to help those holiday dinner discussions – or any discussion – tend more toward dialogue than discord. We encourage you to check out the guide and the post below or to find the original […] (continue)

Learning from Radio-Supported Dialogues on Hunger in CA

Public radio is a powerful, natural ally to D&D work, but often an under-utilized one, so we’re happy to feature the insights gained from a radio-supported community conversation on hunger that recently took place in CA. The strategies come from NCDD supporting member jesikah maria ross of Capital Public Radio, and we encourage you to read her piece below or find the original here. You can also check out the great toolkit she created to help others start their own conversations using public radio stories. 10 Strategies for Creating Powerful Conversations via Public […] (continue)

PCP Interfaith Dialogue Leaders featured in TV Documentary

We are quite excited to encourage our members to take the rare opportunity this Monday to check out D&D work on TV! The team at Public Conversations Project – an NCDD member organization – shared that two interfaith dialogue leaders that they work with will be featured in part 2 of a 7-part documentary series presented by Oprah beginning Oct. 18th. We encourage you to learn more about this great series or read PCP’s original announcement here. Interfaith Dialogue Partners Featured on Oprah’s “Belief” On […] (continue)

Featured D&D Story: University & Community Action for Racial Equity

Today we’re pleased to be featuring another example of dialogue and deliberation in action. This mini case study was submitted by NCDD member Dr. Frank Dukes of the University of Virginia’s Institute for Environmental Negotiation via NCDD’s new Dialogue Storytelling Tool. Do you have a dialogue story that our network could learn from? Add your dialogue story today! Title of Project: University & Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) Description The University and Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) is dedicated to helping the University of Virginia and […] (continue)

Tunisian Dialogue Group Wins 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

The awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is a powerful reminder of the importance of the work of D&D. From improving neighborhoods to preventing civil wars, we are seeing D&D being recognized more and more as a crucial part of how we build a better future together. NCDD joins the rest of the field in congratulating and thanking the Quartet for its work and contributions. You can learn more about the Quartet’s efforts in the US Institute of Peace‘s congratulatory post below, or by […] (continue)

Re-imagining Philadelphia’s Community-Police Relations

Relations between communities and police continues to be one of the most relevant yet difficult dialogue issues of our day, so we wanted to share this recent piece that the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation – an NCDD member organization – recently shared about a police-community dialogue event in Philadelphia on their Challenges to Democracy blog. It provides a look into how these dialogues can begin and the impact they can have on their participants – and their facilitators. Read more below or find the original post here. Philadelphia Engages […] (continue)

PCP Launches 3 New Workshops this Fall

The good folks with Public Conversations Project (PCP) recently announced that they will offer three new workshops (and one of their classics) over the course of the next season, and we encourage our members to consider attending them! PCP shared the announcement below with us detailing the offerings, and you can find more info on their workshops by clicking here. Public Conversations Project: Fall 2015 Workshops At the core of many of today’s most complex social problems is a breakdown in relationships that leads to mistrust, […] (continue)

Position Opening at Convergence Center for Policy Resolution

We recently heard about another job opening that would be an excellent fit for many of our NCDD members, this time from the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution. Convergence is seeking a Program Director for their project on federal budget process reform. The Director position promises to be engaging and, if the project is successful, has the potential to be impactful on a national scale. Here’s how Convergence describes it: The Director will be responsible for launching and managing a new project at Convergence focused on […] (continue)

Job Openings at the Center for Collaborative Policy

Those of our members with conflict resolution backgrounds or interests should definitely take a look at the new Senior Mediator/Facilitator and Lead  Mediator openings that the Center for Collaborative Policy at Sacramento State University recently announced. We’re happy to have the CCP as an NCDD organizational member, and we know that many of our members would make great fits for this position. Here’s how the CCP describes the Senior Mediator/Facilitator position: The Senior Mediator/Facilitator serves as senior professional and project manager for multi-party policy consensus building processes dealing […] (continue)

ACR Environment & Public Policy Emerging Leaders Event, Jul. 21

If you live in the D.C. metro area, be sure to check out the invitation below to join the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Environment & Public Policy section‘s happy hour meet up this Tuesday, July 21st from 6-8pm EST. You don’t have to be an ACR EPP section member to attend, so we encourage local NCDD members to join the networking! Learn more in their announcement below or register here. It’s about time we meet! The Association for Conflict Resolution Environment and Public Policy (ACR EPP) Section […] (continue)