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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.

Register for NCDD Conference Input Call Tomorrow, 4/28!

As we announced last week, NCDD is hosting a special conference call on Thursday, April 28th from 3-4pm Eastern to collect more of the field’s ideas and input for our 2016 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation. What we cover at our conferences, and how we cover it, is important for this ever-growing, ever-changing field, so don’t miss this chance to help shape its direction!  NCDD’s leadership is hosting this conversation to hear how our field answers the question, “What would you like to see happen at NCDD 2016?”  We are […] (continue)

Integral Facilitator & Meridian Univ. Collaboration Advances Facilitative Leadership

We are happy to share the announcement below about a new facilitation training opportunity in California from NCDD Sustaining Member Rebecca Colwell of Ten Directions. Rebecca shared this announcement via our great Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! Ten Directions & Meridian University Collaboration We are pleased to announce an innovative professional training and development collaboration between Ten Directions and Meridian University, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Ten Directions […] (continue)

What Does it Mean to Transform Governance?

Back in February, NCDD member and Public Agenda staffer Matt Leighninger penned the article below on his trip to a democracy conference in Manila, and we wanted to share it here. In it, Matt shares some great insights on what it means to “transform governance” and improve democracy that really get at the heart of what many in our field are seeking to do. We encourage you to read his article from the PA blog below or find the original post here. One Week in Manila: […] (continue)

New Initiative Seeks to Reconnect Higher Ed & Democracy

Last year, the Kettering Foundation – one of our NCDD organizational members – convened several university presidents that inaugurated an important effort to help higher education reclaim its roots and role in supporting democracy throughout our society. The effort is being chronicled in a new KF blog series, and we wanted to share the first of the series here. We encourage you to read more about this great initiative below or find the original post here. Template for Campus Conversations on Democracy Kettering has recently begun […] (continue)

Pluribus Project Seeks Narrative Projects & Ideas to Fund

We strongly encourage our NCDD members to take note that the Aspen Institute’s Pluribus Project is calling for projects and ideas aimed at changing the national narrative about citizen participation that it wants to fund with grants of up to $50,000, and we know many of our members could be eligible. All are encouraged to apply for this great opportunity, but the deadline is March 15th, so don’t delay! Read more in the Pluribus Project’s announcement below or find the original here. Pluribus Project Narrative Collaboratory: Open Call For Fundable Projects Our nation’s […] (continue)

Gloucester Shows How to Build a Culture of Dialogue

Our friends at with Public Conversations Project recently posted the story of a wonderful community dialogue project from Gloucester, MA, and we wanted to repost it here. The piece by Kathy Eckles shares some great history and reflections about the founding members of Gloucester Conversations’ efforts to build a culture of dialogue in their town, and there’s lots to learn from it. We encourage you to read Kathy’s piece below or find the original version here. We are Creating a Culture of Dialogue And So […] (continue)

Join Us at Citizen University’s 2016 Conference, Mar. 18-19

We want to encourage NCDD members to consider registering Citizen University’s annual conference this March 18th – 19th in Seattle, Washington. Citizen University was founded by former NCDD keynote speaker Eric Liu to build a stronger culture of citizenship, and their annual confernece is an incredibly unique civic gathering. This year’s conference theme is “Who Is Us? Race, Citizenship, and America Now.” As many of us in the D&D field continue to ask ourselves about how to engage more diverse populations beyond the “usual suspects”, this conference on […] (continue)

NCDD’s 2015 Year in Review

When a new year begins, we naturally tend to reflect back on the previous year. As we look back on 2015, it’s clear that it was quite a year for NCDD, and it’s inspiring to look back and see all that’s happened. The year of 2015 was one of many transitions. NCDD had some personnel changes as we said a fond farewell to our former Creative Director Andy Fluke and gave a warm welcome to our new Resource Curator and Social Media Coordinator Keiva Hummel (pictured at left). We also brought […] (continue)

Communications Job Opening at Everyday Democracy

We encourage our NCDD members to take note that Everyday Democracy – a long-time NCDD member organization – is hiring for a Communications Fellow. We’re positive that there are many folks in our network who would be a great fit for the job, so we encourage you to consider applying! Everyday Democracy is based in Boston, MA and this position is slated to be a year-long opportunity. Here is how the EvDem team describes the position: Everyday Democracy is seeking someone interested in helping to […] (continue)

Join D&D Climate Action Call on COP21 Talks, Jan. 19

We want to encourage NCDDers once again to plan to join the D&D Climate Action Network (D&D CAN) for their next teleconference on the intersection of D&D work and the issue of climate change on January 19th at 5pm Eastern. Led by NCDD supporting member Linda Ellinor of the Dialogue Group, D&D CAN’s goal is to build a community of practice that fosters mutual learning, sharing, and inspires collaboration around the complexities of climate change. The monthly conference calls are one of the best ways to connect with this […] (continue)