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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.

Submissions Due Next Monday for IAP2 Core Values Awards

Consider submitting a program or organization for IAP2‘s International Core Values Awards.  This is a great opportunity to get lots of additional PR and accolades for successful dialogue and deliberation efforts.  Submissions are due next Monday (June 8th), and at this point your chances are pretty good since there are only 4 submissions so far!  (I’m one of this year’s judges, as the awards will be presented at the San Diego IAP2 conference this September and NCDD is a Partner.) The IAP2 Core Values Awards […] (continue)

A Few More…

If things go as planned, tomorrow will be the last day of the “brainstorming” phase of the Open Government Dialogue, so please vote asap for the ideas you agree with!  Here are a few more posts submitted by NCDDers… Update Administrative Law to Authorize and Encourage Public Deliberation (Lisa Blomgren Bingham) – http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3605-4049 We need to revise the U.S. Code and Administrative Procedure Act to empower agencies to make greater use of collaborative governance, including dialogue, deliberation, and deliberative democracy, and also to collaborate with […] (continue)

More Great Posts by NCDDers on Open Gov't Dialogue

More great posts by NCDDers!  If you like these ideas, please support them by voting for them on the Open Government Dialogue site John Spady of the Forum Foundation has a post up on the Open Government Dialogue site titled “A Citizen Councilor Network: scaleable, manageable, measurable” at http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2895-4049. John Kelly has also added a post titled “Evoke the Wisdom of Crowds by Co-Creating Compelling Alternative Visions of the Future” at http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3279-4049. Also, Stephen Buckley added four posts; I’ll list them with the short descriptions […] (continue)

A Few More Posts by NCDDers at the Open Gov't Dialogue

1.  Use Randomly Selected Citizen Deliberative Councils to tap the collective wisdom of We the People (Tom Atlee) – http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2971-4049 2.  Community Weaving America (Cheryl Honey) – http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2893-4049 3.  American Idol format to vote on appropriate issues (John Anderson) – http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2894-4049 (continue)

NCDD Members’ Contributions to the Open Gov’t Dialogue

Here are direct links to the NCDD contributions I know of (so far) to the White House’s Open Government Dialogue at http://opengov.ideascale.com. Let’s support each other’s ideas by taking care to “vote up” the posts you agree with that have been submitted by members of our community!  I’ll keep adding new links to NCDDers’ posts to the blog, so please email them to me. Ask Federal Agencies to Adopt the Core Principles for Public Engagement (Sandy Heierbacher) – http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2510-4049 Utilize the NCDD network for facilitators, […] (continue)

Notes from May 21st Call with White House Open Gov't Officials

Here are my notes from the conference call with White House officials that was held on May 21st, 2009 (the day after the official launch of the Open Government dialogue)… I received an email from Greg Nelson, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, on May 21st inviting me to a conference call later that day with “senior White House officials… to discuss the launch of the White House open government initiative and the start of online public engagement on the open […] (continue)

White House Office of Public Engagement Launched!

Here is some incredible breaking news for our field… The White House announced today that the White House Office of Public Liaison is being tasked with an expanded mission, and a new name:  the Office of Public Engagement!  In his video announcement about OPE, President Obama said “This office will seek to engage as many Americans as possible in the difficult work of changing this country, through meetings and conversations with groups and individuals held in Washington and across the country.” The current leadership will […] (continue)

New Article by Pete Peterson in Fox & Hounds Daily

NCDD member Pete Peterson just wrote a great article for Fox & Hounds Daily, a website designed to discuss and explain the confluence of politics and business in California. Pete is the Executive Director of Common Sense California, and was one of the panelists on our “conservatives panel” at NCDD Austin. The last paragraph of this article, which I highly recommend reading, sums it up pretty well: It’s a process I have witnessed many times: as residents learn about the difficult trade off decisions their […] (continue)

Early Bird Rate for No Better Time Conference Ends on 30th

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you in New Hampshire this July for the No Better Time conference!  I wanted to make sure people know that the registration rate increases from $250 to $300 on April 30th.  The student rate is only $200 until April 30th. Co-hosted by NCDD members The Democracy Imperative and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, the national conference, “No Better Time: Promising Opportunities in Deliberative Democracy for Educators and Practitioners” will take place this July 8-11 at the University of New […] (continue)

Free eDemocracy Gathering This Weekend in D.C.

This Sunday, April 19, there will be a one-day eDemocracyCamp with a particular focus on e-participation (using the internet to support public participation) at George Washington University, The Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet (IPDI) and The Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street, NW / Washington, DC 20052 (USA). The goal of the gathering is to connect government officials, researchers, developers, practitioners, and regular citizens for a day of intense collaboration and knowledge sharing. Co-sponsored by […] (continue)

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