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Conversation Café Training Webinar Published Online

NCDD was pleased to host a training webinar for those wanting to learn to host the Conversation Café (CC) process earlier this week, but we were even more pleased by the great turnout we had! We were joined by 45 participants, who spent 90 minutes learning about the ins and outs of hosting Conversation Cafés from Susan Partnow, one of the CC co-founders. It was a great training! If you missed the training, don’t worry – we recorded the whole thing! You can find the whole training […] (continue)

New IAP2 Trainings Schedule for 2017 from TCP

If you are looking for D&D trainings to kick off your year, we encourage you to check out the new calendar of trainings offered by NCDD member organization The Participation Company. TCP offers certification in the International Association for Public Participation‘s model, and dues-paying NCDD members get a discount on registration! We encourage you to to read more about the trainings in the TCP announcement below or learn more here. The Participation Company’s 2017 Training Events If you work in communications, public relations, public affairs, […] (continue)

Join Conversation Café Host Training Call, Jan. 3rd

Last week, NCDD hosted another one of our Confab Call events featuring the co-founders of Conversation Café (CC), Susan Partnow and Vicki Robin. The call featured a history of the CC process, reflections from the experiences of CC hosts, and a brief tour of the new CC website at www.conversationcafe.org. If you missed this engaging discussion, don’t worry. You can still listen in on what the Conf Call was like by finding the recording at this link. There is also a great next step that came out […] (continue)

Register for Conversation Café Confab Call on Monday

In case you missed our post last week, we want to share a friendly reminder encouraging our NCDD network to register for our next Confab Call this Monday, December 19th, from 1-2pm Eastern/10-11am Pacific! This Confab will feature the insights of long-time NCDD members Susan Partnow and Vicki Robin – two of the three original co-creators of the Conversation Café (CC) process that NCDD now stewards – and leading practitioners from across the country who host Cafés in their communities. The CC process is easily accessible and flexible […] (continue)

Free Webinar on Making Participation Accessible, Oct. 27

As you may have seen recently on our NCDD discussion listserv, NCDD members are invited to attend a free webinar this Thursday, Oct. 27 on how to make our processes more accessible. The webinar is being offered by MH Mediate, and will be a good opportunity for practitioners to continue to learn new tools for going beyond “the usual suspects” for participation in our events. You can learn more in MH Mediate’s announcement below or register here. Become Accessible to a Wider Audience Thursday, October 27th, 1-2pm Eastern […] (continue)

Field Trip Option for NCDD 2016 – Youth PB Idea Collection

As if there wasn’t already enough to be excited about for this week’s NCDD 2016 conference, we wanted to make sure everyone knows about a great opportunity to take an experiential field trip during the gathering! Field Trip: Participate in Boston’s Youth Lead the Change PB Process NCDD participants will have an opportunity to not only learn about participatory budgeting (PB) but to participate in the historic Boston youth PB process. In 2014, Boston became the first city in the country to implement a citywide PB […] (continue)

NCDD 2016 Preview: Our Philanthropist and Media Panels

Our 2016 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation is just around the corner – we couldn’t be more excited, and we hope you are too! It’s not too late to register for what is going to be an absolutely amazing gathering! As if you needed more reason beyond our incredible schedule and workshop session list, we also want to share a preview of the two great panel discussions we’ll feature during the plenaries to convince all those fence-sitters to register today! Background on the Panels During two of NCDD 2016 […] (continue)

Join NCDD Confab Call on the Nevins Fellowship Program on Sept. 21st!

We encourage our NCDD member organizations to register to join us for a special Confab Call on Wednesday, September 21st from 12-1pm Eastern / 9-10am Pacific that can help your organization build capacity while helping the emerging student leaders of our field gain skills and experience in D&D work! NCDD is hosting an exciting presentation and discussion with the McCourtney Institute for Democracy, who will be sharing about the incredible opportunity for organizations to host a D&D-trained student fellow at no cost next summer through their Nevins Democracy Leaders Program! You won’t want to miss it! […] (continue)

PBP Releases Guide for Participatory Budgeting in Schools

Ensuring that younger generations have opportunities to practice the skills they need to make decisions together about substantive issues is vital to maintaining a democratic society. So we are thrilled to share that the Participatory Budgeting Project – an NCDD member organization – has created a new tool to help schools everywhere give students that opportunity with its new PB in Schools Guide, which is designed to help educators collaboratively launch participatory budgeting processes in their classrooms and school buildings. Learn more in the PBP announcement below or […] (continue)

Don’t Miss the June Tech Tuesday Call with Trusted Sharing!

We want remind our network that time is running out to register for NCDD’s June Tech Tuesday event this Tuesday, June 28th from 12-1pm Eastern/9-10am Pacific. This time, our webinar will the Trusted Sharing tech tool – a free, asynchronous platform for hosting online conversation using facilitation methods such as World Café, TOP, and Open Space – and you won’t want to miss it! We will be joined on the call by NCDD member Duncan Work, founder and CEO of Trusting Sharing, as well as Ruth Backstrom, the Director of Marketing and Outreach. Duncan and […] (continue)

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