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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.

Future Search Learning Exchange Offers NCDD Discount

The Future Search Network, an NCDD member organization, recently shared the opportunity for NCDDers to get a great discount on two workshops they are offering later this year. These two workshops will be offered this Aug. 17-23 in Berlin, Germany and again from Dec. 7-11 in Philadelphia, PA. The early bird deadline ends August 4th for NCDDers, so make sure to register ASAP. You can learn more from the FSN announcement below. The Annual Future Search Learning Exchange We hope you can join us! Future Search has events scheduled for August […] (continue)

Featured D&D Story: Reforming the Barcelona Football Club

Today we are happy to feature another great example of dialogue and deliberation in action. This fascinating mini case study from Spain was submitted by NCDD Founding Member Alberto Lusoli of QuattrodiTre (4d3) via NCDD’s Dialogue Storytelling Tool. Do you have a dialogue story that our network could learn from? Add your dialogue story today! Title of Project: Reforming the Barcelona FC, One Opinion at a Time Description The Manifest Blaugrana Association was born to promote a greater and equal participation of all the Futbol Club Barcelona members, to improve its […] (continue)

Public Agenda Launches Yankelovich Center for Public Judgment

We were excited to hear a recent announcement from the team at Public Agenda – one of our great NCDD organizational members – about the creation of the new Yankelovich Center for Public Judgment, and we encourage you to join us in congratulating PA and its co-founder, Dr. Daniel Yankelovich, on the accomplishment! The Center’s official inauguration took place at PA’s celebration of both its 40th anniversary and Dan’s 90th birthday, which you can read more about here. The Yankelovich Center was made possible with the generous support of another […] (continue)

Tips on How to Stop Talking and Start Acting from EvDem

Making the transition from doing dialogue to taking action is often difficult, but helping groups make that shift is the specialty of the folks at Everyday Democracy – an NCDD member organization. We encourage you to read their six tips on the move below or to find the original post by clicking here. 6 Steps for Moving from Dialouge to Action Typically, the action coming from dialogues falls into various categories. Large, diverse programs will result in many different kinds of change, happening at all levels in the community. […] (continue)

Sign Up for Tech Tuesday Call with Bang the Table on Jun. 9

As we recently announced on the blog, NCDD is hosting another one of our Tech Tuesday events next Tuesday, June 9th from 2-3pm EST, this time featuring NCDD Member Matthew Crozier, CEO and Co-Founder of Bang the Table. Don’t forget to register before it’s too late! Matthew’s talk will offer lessons on engaging communities online, risk management in online spaces, and doing online engagement work when resources are scarce. He’ll also touch on Bang the Table’s online engagement platform EngagementHQ as well as the Budget Allocator, their participatory budgeting tool. […] (continue)

Participate in the National Day of Civic Hacking, June 6th

We want to make sure that our more tech-savvy NCDD members know the National Day of Civic Hacking, a cool event being organized by the good people with Code for America this Friday, June 6th with help from Second Muse and NASA. All across the country on this day, people will be gathering to develop tech solutions that address a number of community and civic challenges that have been identified. Here’s how Code for America describes the day: On June 6, 2015, thousands of people from across […] (continue)

Can Gamification Help Fight Civic Apathy?

We wanted to share this post about a fun project called the CivCity Initiative that we found on the Gov 2.0 Watch blog, which is run by NCDD organizational member,the Davenport Institute. You can read it below or find the original here. The Engagement Game We have written a fair amount about gamifying civic engagement. Mary Morgan and Dave Askins, publishers of the local Ann Arbor Chronicle in Ann Arbor Michigan have partnered with existing programs to gamify local storytelling and are now looking for ways to do more: CivCity’s website […] (continue)

Newest Issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation

We want to encourage our members to take a look at the newest issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation, which is not just a great resource for our field, but also features the work of some of our great NCDD members. The JPD itself is a joint effort between two NCDD organizations – the Deliberative Democracy Consortium and the International Association of Public Participation. You can find the list of articles in this issue below with links to their abstracts and full PDF downloads. We encourage you to learn more […] (continue)

Review of the Consider.it Tech Tuesday Presentation

NCDD hosted another great Tech Tuesday event this week on May 5th where over 50 of our members participated in a webinar presentation and discussion with Kevin Miniter, the co-founder of the deliberative online tool, Consider.it. Kevin gave an in-depth look at the many versatile functions and uses that Consider.it has, as well as a how-to on moderating your group’s decision-making process. We wrapped it all up with a great Q&A session – we all got a great perspective on this useful new tool! If you missed the Consider.it discussion, you can […] (continue)

All-Expenses Trip to Train on NIFI’s Online Deliberation Tool

We want our members to know that the Kettering Foundation and National Issues Forums Institute are offering an amazing opportunity for NIF moderators to attend an in-person training on their new online deliberation tool, Common Ground for Action, this May 18-19 in Ohio. Kettering is generously offering to foot the while bill, but you must register by April 29! Read more below or find the original announcement here. “We need some way to be able to take National Issues Forums online.” NIF moderators and conveners have been telling […] (continue)

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