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The “decision making” stream of practice is focused on influencing decisions and policy, and improving public knowledge. Some of the methods that fall under this category are National Issues Forums, Citizens Juries, Deliberative Polling, 21st Century Town Meeting, Citizen Choicework, and Consensus Conference.

Addressing 7 Myths about Audience Polling

We are pleased to share the piece below from NCDD Sustaining Member, David Campt, who recently authored a great new book on deliberative polling technology called Read the Room for Real. David submitted the piece below on common misunderstandings about deliberative polling, and if you like it, consider checking out his book on Amazon by clicking here. David Campt is the primary author (along with Matthew Freeman) of Read the Room for Real: How a Simple Technology Creates Better Meetings. In the book, audience polling is referred to as Speed Polling […] (continue)

NIFI Demonstrates Potential of Deliberation in the Classroom

We want to encourage our network to check out the fascinating video that the National Issues Forums Institute – an NCDD organizational member – made recently to showcase how their signature deliberative forums can be amazing learning exercises in everyday classrooms. Here’s what NIF said in their recent blog post about the video: This 19-minute YouTube video features students in Wisconsin and Alabama as they participate in deliberative forums using materials from the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI). In Birmingham, Alabama, teacher, Zakiya Jenkins, with […] (continue)

Public Agenda Launches Yankelovich Center for Public Judgement

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)

Davenport Offers CA Cities $50,000 for Public Engagement

We encourage our NCDD members in California to check out an exciting grant opportunity being offered by NCDD organizational member the Davenport Institute. Davenport is offering $50,000 worth of training and support for public engagement work, and the deadline to apply is Sept. 14th, but don’t wait to apply. You can learn more in the announcement they recently made below or by clicking here. 2015 Davenport Institute Public Engagement Grant Program Application Period Now Open! If you have a public engagement project that could use some financial support, […] (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)

NPR Covers Deliberative Polling Efforts in Tanzania

We recently read a fascinating article from NPR on the cutting edge work being done by NCDD member James Fishkin of the Center for Deliberative Democracy when he shared a link to the article a few days ago on our NCDD Discussion Listserv. It’s a story that we think would interest many of our NCDDers, especially those doing D&D work across cultures. James and the CDD have been advancing the technique and process of deliberative polling for years. They have recently been experimenting with deliberative polling in Tanzania around questions […] (continue)

Join the Transpartisan Conference in Boston this June 20th!

Those of you within driving distance of Boston won’t want to miss this event at UMass Boston on the 20th… A partnership involving the Public Conversations Project, University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for Peace, Democracy and Development, and the Bridge Alliance (which NCDD is part of) is hosting Boston’s first Transpartisan movement event at UMass Boston on June 20th, from 10am to 4pm. This event is part of a national series of gatherings aimed at shifting our polarized political landscape, and finding more constructive ways to communicate across […] (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)

Can Participatory Budgeting Democratize School Budgets?

We encourage you to check out what promises to be a fascinating webinar that the Participatory Budgeting Project, an NCDD member organization, is hosting on Thursday, June 4th from 2-3pm EST / 11am-12pm PST.  The webinar is titled “Democratizing Schools with Participatory Budgeting” and will be an in-depth discussion of the nation’s first school-based participatory budgeting (PB) processes, featuring representatives from PB projects at schools in San Jose, CA and Chicago, IL. The webinar will seek to use insights from these cases studies to explore the impact that democratic processes like PB can have on young people, […] (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)

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