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Issues that are in the news and in the forefront of our minds.

Watch Kettering’s “A Public Voice” Event Live, May 5th

Next Thursday, the Kettering Foundation – one of our NCDD member organizations – will report the data from over 250 forums they’ve hosted on the economy and health care costs to DC policymakers during their annual gathering, A Public Voice, and you can participate via their live online video feed! We encourage you to read more about the gathering and how to participate in the Kettering announcement below, or find the original one here.  Livestreaming A Public Voice 2016: Join Us For Early Insights from Nationwide Deliberations As of March 31, […] (continue)

NIFI Hosts Climate Choices Deliberations on CGA Platform

We want to encourage our NCDD members to consider joining the National Issues Forums Institute – one of our NCDD member organizations – as they host a series of online events about climate change using their Common Ground for Action deliberation tool. These events will be a great opportunity to work with NIFI’s new Climate Choices issue guide and try out the CGA tool at the same time. You can learn more in the NIFI announcement below or find the original post here. You’re Invited – Join an […] (continue)

Join D&D Climate Action Network Call on Networks, 4/19

We encourage our NCDD members to save the date for the next D&D Climate Action Network (D&D CAN) conference call coming up on Tuesday, April 19th from 5-7pm Eastern / 2-4pm Pacific! D&D CAN is a network led by NCDD supporting member Linda Ellinor of the Dialogue Group that is working to foster shared learning, networking and collaboration among those seeking to use dialogue, deliberation, and other process skills to address climate change. The monthly D&D CAN conference calls are a great way to connect with the network, and you can register to save your spot by clicking […] (continue)

Upcoming NIFI Online Forums on Economy & Health Care

As the team at the National Issues Forums Institute – an NCDD member organization – prepare to share the results of the national deliberative conversations they’ve had on the economy and fixing health care with DC policymakers, they are extending a few more final opportunities to have your input included. If you have yet to participate, we encourage you to register for one NIFI’s next Common Ground for Action forums. To register, check out the NIFI post below or find the original here. Six More Opportunities to Participate […] (continue)

Host a 2016 Text, Talk, Act Mental Health Conversation

It’s the time of year again to get ready for Text, Talk, Act – the youth mental health conversation initiative launched in 2013 by NCDD-supported Creating Community Solutions (CCS). As most of you know, Text, Talk, Act comes around every Spring to help young people start talking about mental health issues that they or their friends may be facing and connecting them with ways to get help, and we always encourage our members to host their own conversation. On Text Talk Act days, young people across the country will be having […] (continue)

Registration Open for Frontiers of Democracy, Jun. 23-25

In addition to our upcoming 2016 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, we want our members to remember that the 2016 Frontiers of Democracy conference is coming up later this year. Frontiers has become a staple gathering of our field, and it is taking place this year from June 23rd – 25th at Tufts University in Boston. Registration is now open, and the regular rate is $250 (but it’s free if you’re an alum of the Civic Studies Institute), but space is limited so make sure to register soon! […] (continue)

Register for D&D Climate Action Call using QiqoChat, 3/15

We want to remind our NCDD members to be sure to register for the next D&D Climate Action Network (D&D CAN) conference call this Tuesday, March 15th from 5-7pm Eastern / 2-4pm Pacific. D&D CAN is being led by NCDD supporting member Linda Ellinor of the Dialogue Group and is working to build a community of practice that fosters mutual learning, sharing, and inspires collaboration around the complexities of climate change, and their monthly conference calls are a great way to connect with others in the field working to use dialogue and deliberation to address […] (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)

Join D&D CAN Call on Faith-based Climate Dialogue, 2/16

Since last year, NCDD has been supporting an important new initiative called the D&D Climate Action Network (D&D CAN) that is being led by NCDD supporting member Linda Ellinor of the Dialogue Group. The Network’s purpose is build a community of practice that fosters mutual learning, sharing, and inspires collaboration around the complexities of climate change, and it has been doing great work since it’s launch. We highly encourage our NCDD members to get involved in D&D CAN, and one of the best ways to to do that is to […] (continue)

How Do We Show Dialogue’s Risks are Worth its Rewards?

Last month, NCDD Board member John Backman sparked lots of thoughtful conversation on our NCDD Discussion Listserv with the article below, and we wanted to share it on the blog too. His piece examines the fear we feel sometimes have around engaging in dialogue that could shift our stance on strongly-felt issues. He points out that for many average people, the idea of dialogue with “the other side” presents a risk – maybe real, maybe imagined – that allowing our opinions to shift might hurt some of our important relationships. John’s article […] (continue)

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