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NIF for the Skilled Facilitator: An NCDD 2014 Pre-Conference Training

Join Craig Paterson of the California NIF Network, Patty Dineen of the National Issues Forums Institute and Pennsylvania NIF and others (TBA) on Thursday, October 16 for a 6-hour workshop on moderating National Issues Forums to your skill set. This session, titled NIF for the Skilled Facilitator, is designed for experience facilitators who would like to add National Issues Forums to their répertoire. The aim of this workshop is to expand the use of NIF, grow the NIF network and, of course, add another ‘tool’ to […] (continue)

Fall Public Participation Trainings from LET

There are some great trainings being offered this Fall by the League of Extraordinary Trainers, an NCDD org member and sponsor of the 2014 NCDD conference. We want to make sure NCDDers know not only that these great IAP2 certificate trainings are happening, but there is a discount on registration for NCDD members! Make sure to take a look at LET’s announcement about the trainings below or to find their full training schedule here. IAP2’s Certificate Program has been revitalized to incorporate more international perspectives and to […] (continue)

CM Conference Call on Grassroots Grants, July 31

It’s time again for another capacity-building conference call from our organizational partners at CommunityMatters, which is coming up this Thursday, July 31st from 4-5pm EST. The topic of this latest call is “Grassroots Grants“, and CM will be partnering with Janis Foster Richardson, the Executive Director of Grassroots Grantmakers, to host it. They introduce the call’s topic like this: Is your community a place for possibilities? Can residents bring their ideas to life, take risks, make connections and ply their creative skills? Grassroots grantmaking focuses on helping organizations […] (continue)

Announcing Next Stage Facilitation Intensives in Montreal and Boulder

We are happy to share the announcement below from NCDD Sustaining Member Rebecca Colwell of Ten Directions. Rebecca’s announcement came via our great Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! Integral Facilitator® Next Stage Facilitation™ Intensives are 3-day workshops introducing the core competencies of an Integral approach to facilitation designed to enhance your capacity to generate greater coherence and increased collaboration and dialogue in the groups you work with. In this three-day workshop, […] (continue)

JPD Special Issue Looks at “The State of Our Field”

This month, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC) and the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) released a special issue of their collaboratively produced Journal of Public Deliberation, and it is a must-read.  They collected writings from leading scholars and practitioners of our work – including numerous NCDD members and our director, Sandy Heierbacher – to create this special issue focused on “The State of Our Field”: This is a special issue that assess the state of our field, celebrates our successes, and calls for future innovative work. The […] (continue)

CM Conference Call on Inclusive Communities, Thurs. 6/12

We are happy as always to announce that CommunityMatters, a collaborative effort in which NCDD is a partner, is hosting its next capacity building conference call this Thursday, June 12, from 4-5pm EST.  This hour-long conference call will focus on inclusivity and what it means to build inclusive communities. This month’s call features thoughts from Moki Macias who is the Director of Community Building at the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site and from Tramunda Hodges who also works at the Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site as Community Building Coordinator.  Moki and […] (continue)

Nominate Youth for GenUp Leadership Opportunity

We recently heard about an interesting leadership and development opportunity for young people that we think might suit some of our NCDD members or their connections well. The Thrive Fellows program, coordinated by Generation Waking Up, is accepting nominations for young people until June 10th and applications until June 15th, so we encourage you to learn more and nominate young leaders as soon as possible. You can read about the program below or find more information here.  Thrive Fellows: A Year-Long Leadership Program in Social Innovation July 2014 […] (continue)

Ten Equity & Action Tools from Everyday Democracy

Our organizational partners at Everyday Democracy recently shared a compilation of their top 10 resources for dialogue and deliberation practitioners that we highly encourage you to check out. They provide guidance on issues from incorporating racial equity into our work to training youth facilitators and are valuable tools for deepening our work. You can read more about the resources below or find EvDem’s original post by clicking here. Over the past 25 years, our most important source of learning has been from the deep partnerships […] (continue)

Group Works Facilitation Training in BC, May 24

You’re invited to attend a facilitation training from our friends at Group Works this Memorial Day Weekend in British Columbia. The training will be a great professional development opportunity, so we encourage you to check out the announcement below or find out more by clicking here.  Deepening Your Facilitation Practice Workshop in Burnaby, BC - May 24th Calling all project leaders, teachers, facilitators, coaches, public engagement practitioners, non-profit board members, and others whose work involvesempowering people to participate in groups, workplaces, and communities in a more dynamic and effective way! […] (continue)

Learning to Bring Deliberation to the Classroom

We recently heard from our organizational partners at the National Issues Forums Institute about an exciting opportunity to learn more about the applications of deliberation work to the teaching profession from the Iowa Partners in Learning. It would be great to see some of our education-oriented members attend. You can read the announcement below or find it on NIFI’s blog by clicking here.  “Teaching Deliberatively” Fifth Annual Workshop July 21-25 2014 Want students to learn to “deliberate” over important contemporary issues? Want them to learn […] (continue)

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