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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.

Students Invited to Weigh In On Public Policy

Forum for Democracy, a non-partisan free web site, recently launched its Beta version. Students are invited to weigh in on either side of the public policy debates the site is conducting on a weekly basis. The site encourages informed responses, including not only blogging but also video and all forms of citizen journalism, which you are encouraged to upload to the site. Once formally launched, the site will be awarding free trips, prizes and scholarships to the best and brightest solution-based participants. The aggregated majority […] (continue)

Write an Op-Ed on Edwards' "One Democracy Initiative"!

On Saturday, October 13th, Senator and Presidential Candidate John Edwards gave a speech in Keene, New Hampshire that could have a major impact on our field. In his speech, he called for the creation of “Citizen Congresses” that would regularly convene one million Americans in national deliberations on critical policy issues. These congresses are part of his One Democracy Initiative, which references AmericaSpeaks’ and Study Circles’ work, as well as Deliberation Day and the newly-formed November 5th Coalition. AmericaSpeaks’ Joe Goldman was contacted by the […] (continue)

Join a National Conversation about Energy

The Kettering Foundation (www.kettering.org) and the National Issues Forums Institute (www.nifi.org) are inviting people and their communities to become part of a national conversation about energy and the choices that face the public and policymakers. The Kettering Foundation and Public Agenda will be preparing a national report detailing the outcomes of 2007 public deliberative forums held around the country using the National Issues Forums issue book titled The Energy Problem: Choices for an Uncertain Future. Groups or individuals who have led forums on this issue, […] (continue)

Announcing the "Democracy 2.0 Declaration"

Our friends at Mobilize.org, a wonderful all-partisan network dedicated to inspiring young people to increase their civic engagement and political participation, just released the millennial generation’s Democracy 2.0 Declaration. The declaration is based on the input of 1,581 survey respondents and 47 young people who participated in the recent Democracy 2.0 Summit. NCDD congratulates Mobilize.org this powerful declaration, and we can’t wait to see what comes out of their upcoming Party for the Presidency! Democracy 2.0 Declaration Democracy is an unfinished project. It’s time we […] (continue)

IAP2 Skills Symposium Early Bird Deadline Extended to Oct. 12

The 2007 International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Skills Symposium will be held November 12-16, 2007 Chaparral Suites, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. This training extravaganza offers workshops for all experience levels. Courses vary in length, focus, and cost. You choose the courses that meet your budget and training needs. Highlights of the event include: * Peter Sandman – Risk Communication and Outrage Management * Larry Susskind – Consensus Building in the Public Arena * Bill Lennertz- National Charrette Institute’s Charrette Planner Certificate Program * Michael Quinn […] (continue)

Call for Proposals for ECR2008 in Tucson

The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution of the Morris K. Udall Foundation invites you to share your knowledge at the fifth national conference, ECR2008, May 20-22, 2008 at the Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona. Proposals from session organizers are currently being accepted for concurrent panel sessions and roundtable discussions. Note that the deadline for proposals is October 26th! ECR2008 will provide a forum for exchange of ideas and mutual learning about the field of environmental conflict resolution among government representatives, non-governmental […] (continue)

SCRC Launches DemocracySpace.org Blog

The Study Circles Resource Center has a great new blog – and I learned about it on our own new Members Network tool! Is this a sign that the D&D community is becoming comfortable with online technology? Seems we’re moving in that direction, and quickly! But anyway, SCRC’s new blog, DemocracySpace.org, is really worth a visit. SCRC’s longtime writer, Julie Fanselow, is organizing the blog, and there’s already a slew of interesting and well-written posts on the blog, and it looks like it just launched […] (continue)

UNDP Seeking Democratic Governance Research Analyst

The United Nations Development Programme is seeking to hire a Democratic Governance Practice Research Analyst. The Research Analyst will support the Democratic Governance Practice Facilitator in maintaining the high quality of network knowledge products while also allowing for the Community of Practice to undertake new initiatives, and adapting Network Products to serve the new client base, in light of the growth in membership and commensurate rise in the level and scope of network activity. To apply, visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=2663. To see a list of duties and […] (continue)

PPS Releases "Achieving Great Federal Public Spaces"

The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) has just released Achieving Great Federal Public Spaces: A Property Manager’s Guide. Written and designed by PPS and the US General Services Administration Good Neighbor program, this innovative guidebook is a valuable tool public property managers seeking to evaluate and improve their lobbies, atriums, plazas, courtyards, and other public spaces. It comprises four major sections (also available for download as free PDFs): 1. Why great places matter and what makes a good public space 2. How to evaluate a […] (continue)

Join an Online Dialogue on Women and Political Participation in Africa

NCDD member Leanne Nurse just brought our attention to a thematic online discussion about “Women, political participation and decision- making in Africa.” The online discussion is being organized by the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women/Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Economic Commission for Africa in cooperation with the E-Network of National Gender Equality Machineries in Africa. The discussion will run for six weeks from 4 September to 14 October 2007. The purpose of the online discussion is to contribute to […] (continue)