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The “collaborative action” stream is focused on empowering people and groups to focus on their own role in solving complicated problems, and helping them self-organize to take responsibility for the solution. Study Circles, Future Search, and Appreciative Inquiry are considered part of this stream.

Job Opening with the Consensus Building Institute

We want to make sure that our members know about an exciting job opening with the Consensus Building Institute, one of our great NCDD organizational members. We know that some of our NCDDers would be a great fit for the position, so check out the announcement below or find out more here. The Consensus Building Institute is seeking a talented, experienced and entrepreneurial Senior Associate for our Washington, D.C. office.  CBI is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to empowering leaders around the world to collaborate, negotiate, and […] (continue)

City of Cambridge Adopts PB, Partners with PBP

We could hardly be more excited to share that yet another city has adopted participatory budgeting and will be partnering with our friends at the Participatory Budgeting Project, an NCDD organizational member. We learned about this great new development from the Challenges to Democracy blog, which is run by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance & Innovation, another NCDD organizational member, and we encourage you to read more about the news below or to find the original article here. In June, Mayor of Boston Marty […] (continue)

NCDD Director to Speak at Personal Democracy Forum 2015

We want NCDD members to know about Personal Democracy Forum 2015, a cutting-edge event being hosted by Personal Democracy Media this June 4-5 in NYC. PDF will bring together a diverse group of changemakers, and we’re excited to say it will feature NCDD’s director Sandy Heierbacher as one of the featured speakers. Early bird registration is as low as $350, but it ends Jan. 30th, so register ASAP! Learn more in the announcement below or by visiting www.personaldemocracy.com/conference. Personal Democracy Forum is the definitive event in the world of technology and politics. […] (continue)

Help NCDD Explore a D&D Youth Leadership Initiative

Some of you may have heard already on our Discussion Listserv that, as part of our continued commitment to cultivating “democracy for the next generation,” NCDD’s director Sandy Heierbacher asked me to help conduct a scoping project to explore what possibilities there are to potentially launch a youth leadership /emerging leaders program within the NCDD network. We are already collecting input from NCDD’s student and young professional members (young folks/students, share your input on our survey for a chance to win $50, and write to me at […] (continue)

Evaluation & Collective Impact Workshops from Tamarack

We want to make sure NCDDers know about two great workshops on evaluation and collective impact being offered this winter by the good people at Tamarack, an NCDD organizational member. We encourage you to read their announcement below or find out more at www.tamarackcommunity.ca. As you plan your winter learning schedule, we invite you to two of our signature 3-day workshops that are designed to advance your work in community change. Both of these workshops were completely oversubscribed in 2014, so we encourage you to register or Hold a Seat […] (continue)

“Resilient Communities” Conference Call from CM, Jan. 22

We are pleased to invite NCDD members once again to join CommunityMatters – a joint partnership that NCDD is proud to be a member of – for the next installation in their capacity-building call series. This month’s call on “Resilient Communities”, and it will be taking place on Thursday, January 22nd, from 2-3pm Eastern Time. The folks at CM describe the upcoming call like this: Our communities are constantly changing. Most changes are gradual and predictable – a new store opens on Main Street, newcomers come to […] (continue)

Officials’ Public Engagement Fears & 3 Reasons to Overcome Them

We want to share a great piece from our partners at Public Agenda – one of our NCDD organizational members that helped sponsor NCDD 2014 – that highlights some of the fears about public engagement that government officials shared during a workshop hosted by the Participatory Budgeting Project, another NCDD organizational member, at this year’s gathering of the National League of Cities. You can read how PA responds to such concerns – and get ideas for how you can, as well -in the post below. We thank Public Agenda for their continued support of NCDD […] (continue)

NCDD Member Orgs Form New PB Research Board

In case you missed it, the Participatory Budgeting Project and Public Agenda – two key NCDD organizational members – announced last fall that they have formed the first North American research board to study the participatory budgeting process. Not only is this an important and exciting development for the field, but we are proud to count two NCDD members – Matt Leighninger and Paolo Spada – among the new board. Read the announcement below or find the original version here. PBP and Public Agenda are facilitating the […] (continue)

Build Peace 2015 Conference: Peace through Technology

We want to make our network aware of an exciting community and conference that we know will interest many of our NCDDers, especially those of us oriented toward conflict resolution and technology. Build Peace is a community that brings together practitioners, activists and technologists from around the world to share experience and ideas on using technology for peacebuilding and conflict transformation as well as an annual, international conference. The Build Peace 2015 conference will be taking place April 25th & 26th in Nicosia, Cyprus, and we want to encourage anyone who […] (continue)

Announcing the New Nevins Democracy Leaders Program

We are excited to congratulate our friends at Penn State University’s McCourtney Institute for Democracy on the recent creation of the Nevins Democracy Leaders program – an innovative program that will expose more young people to “transpartisan” leadership and to the field of dialogue and deliberation. We couldn’t be more pleased to see this happening because the new program has NCDD written all over it. The McCourtney Institute is a key NCDD organizational member and partner – it was one of the generous All-Star Sponsors of this year’s National […] (continue)

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