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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.

NIFI Partners with Faith Leaders on Gender Violence, “Deliberative Discipleship” Conference

Last week, the National Issues Forums Institute – one of our NCDD organizational members – announced two exciting collaborations they’re undertaking with NCDD member Gregg Kaufman aimed at engaging more communities of faith in deliberation. The projects are full of potential, and we encourage you to learn more in NIFI’s announcement below or to find the original here. Faith Communities & Civic Life American faith communities associated with Judaism, Islam, Christianity and different religious traditions care deeply about many of the same issues about which the National […] (continue)

Bridge Alliance Launches Declaration of Engagement & New Website

We want to encourage our NCDD members to check out the newly-launched website of our partners with the Bridge Alliance – a new organization that “exists to upgrade our democratic republic by serving organizations and citizens who are uniting Americans across the political divides to improve civility and collaboration.” You can find their new web home at www.bridgealliance.us. NCDD is proud to be one of the Founding Members of the Bridge Alliance, which we’ve been supporting and involved in since its early stages. The Alliance is an […] (continue)

Iowa Caucuses Upgrade Participation Technology for 2016

We wanted to repost this interesting post that we first found on the Gov 2.0 Watch blog that NCDD organizational member the Davenport Institute runs. With the announcement that the 2016 Iowa caucuses will integrate mobile technology, it appears party politics may be catching up with some of the D&D field in terms of civic tech. Check out the post below or find the original here. 21st Century Caucuses The Iowa Caucuses are always of the highlights of any presidential campaign.  There is a sense of deeper, beyond-the-ballot-box engagement that can […] (continue)

Recap of Confab Call with “21st Century Democracy” Authors

Earlier this month, we had yet another great NCDD Confab Call, this time with 55 of our members. We had a ver informative presentation from and lively discussion with prominent D&D scholars Matt Leighninger and Tina Nabatchi, all of which was centered on the lessons on public participation infrastructure that they’ve compiled into their new book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy. If you didn’t participate in this one, you really missed out! The discussion was so lively and the questions were so rich that we couldn’t […] (continue)

Position Opening at Convergence Center for Policy Resolution

We recently heard about another job opening that would be an excellent fit for many of our NCDD members, this time from the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution. Convergence is seeking a Program Director for their project on federal budget process reform. The Director position promises to be engaging and, if the project is successful, has the potential to be impactful on a national scale. Here’s how Convergence describes it: The Director will be responsible for launching and managing a new project at Convergence focused on […] (continue)

Register for Aug. 5th Confab Call with Matt Leighninger & Tina Nabatchi

As we mentioned last week, we preparing to host another great NCDD Confab Call this Wednesday, August 5th from 2-3pm EST, this time with D&D gurus Matt Leighninger, executive director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, and Tina Nabatchi, associate professor of public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs! The call will focus on Matt & Tina’s new book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy. Have you registered yet?? You won’t want to miss this call because not only will Matt & Tina be sharing some of […] (continue)

Cambridge Funds 6 Projects in City’s 1st PB Process

In case you missed it, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation recently shared a great interview with a Cambridge, MA city budget officer on their Challenges to Democracy blog highlighting the success of the city’s first-ever participatory budgeting (PB) process. It contains some great lessons learned and looks into the future of PB in Cambridge, and we encourage you to read the piece below or find the original here. Cambridge Concludes its Inaugural Participatory Budgeting Effort Cambridge residents welcomed spring with an enthusiastic show of democratic participation and civic […] (continue)

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)

Registration Open for August 5th Confab with Matt Leighninger & Tina Nabatchi

Join us on Wednesday, August 5th for NCDD’s next “Confab Call.” We’ll be talking with NCDD Members Matt Leighninger and Tina Nabatchi about their new book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy. The confab will take place from 2-3pm Eastern (11am-12pm Pacific). Register today to secure your spot! Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy is an exciting new book that aims to help people improve the infrastructure of public participation, the regular opportunities for citizens to take part in making decisions, solving problems, and strengthening community. It provides real-life examples and practical […] (continue)

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