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League of Extraordinary Trainers Releases 2015 Schedule

We are pleased to let you know that The League of Extraodinatory Trainers – an NCDD organizational member and one of the great partners who helped us put on NCDD 2014 conference – recently released their 2015 training schedule. LET offers excellent trainings that can help strengthen your public engagement practice, so we encourage you to check out the announcement below and register before the early bird deadlines! The landscape of public participation and community engagement is changing. Rapid developments in technology, the rampant economic and political changes across the globe, […] (continue)

Register for the Citizen University 2015 Conference

We want to encourage our members to attend the 2015 Citizen University annual conference this March 20th-21st in Seattle, Washington if you can. Citizen University conferences are impressive gatherings that do a lot to help galvanize leaders from many different sectors, and we know NCDD members will be able to both contribute and gain a lot by attending. The theme of this year’s conference is “Citizen Power,” and here’s a bit of how the organizers describe it: The Citizen University annual National Conference is like no other civic gathering in […] (continue)

Join Everyday Democracy’s Orientation Webinar on Feb. 12

If you’re not already familiar with the work of Everyday Democracy, one of our founding NCDD organizational members, we highly encourage you to register for their upcoming orientation webinar on Thursday, February 12th at 2pm Eastern. EvDem has been honing its dialogue-to-change model for years in a huge variety of communities and has developed a wide ranging suite of tools to support the communities they work with, and this webinar is a great opportunity to get an overview of what resources they have to offer and how you can engage […] (continue)

Community Development Conference Proposals due Feb. 15

We want to make sure our members know about the 46th annual Community Development Conference being hosted by the Community Development Society this July 19-22 and encourage you to submit an abstract for a workshop by the deadline on February 15th. Learn more in the announcement below or visit www.comm-dev.org. Community Development Society 2015 Conference July 19-22, 2015 Hilton Lexington Downtown, Lexington, Kentucky Conference Theme: Creativity and Culture: Community Development Approaches for Strengthening Health, Environment, Economic Vibrancy, Social Justice and Democracy The Community Development Society has […] (continue)

Apply to the Summer Institute of Civic Studies by Mar. 15

We encourage NCDD members to apply to be part of the 7th annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies this June 15-25, and also to consider attending the 2015 Frontiers of Democracy conference this June 24-25. Both events have institutions in the field that are stewarded by NCDD supporting members Drs. Peter Levine and Nancy Thomas of Tufts University. I myself am a Summer Institute alumni and have attended multiple Frontiers conferences, and they are both great opportunities to learn and work with many of the nation’s leaders of civic innovation. Find out more below about both  in the […] (continue)

Evaluation & Collective Impact Workshops from Tamarack

We want to make sure NCDDers know about two great workshops on evaluation and collective impact being offered this winter by the good people at Tamarack, an NCDD organizational member. We encourage you to read their announcement below or find out more at www.tamarackcommunity.ca. As you plan your winter learning schedule, we invite you to two of our signature 3-day workshops that are designed to advance your work in community change. Both of these workshops were completely oversubscribed in 2014, so we encourage you to register or Hold a Seat […] (continue)

ALA Midwinter Meeting Includes Engagement Meetup

The American Library Association (ALA) has been focusing increasingly on community engagement and using libraries as spaces for civic dialogue recently. As part of that work, they sent out an invitation to a reception of engagement professionals during their 2015 Midwinter Meeting. We encourage NCDD members to read the invitation below and learn more about ALA at alamw15.ala.org. An invitation for those of you attending ALA’s 2015 Midwinter Meeting: Are you an expert in engaging your community? Or do you simply want to be? Join ALA’s Public Programs Office for a […] (continue)

IAF N. American Conference Content Proposals due Jan. 24

We want to make sure that NCDD members are aware of a great opportunity to participate in – and maybe present at – the International Association of Facilitators‘s 2015 North American Conference (IAFNA 2015), which will be taking place this May 14th – 16th in Alberta, Canada. The conference has recently released a call for proposals, and NCDD members are encouraged to submit conference proposals before the January 24th deadline. IAF was one of the wonderful co-sponsors of our NCDD 2014 conference, and we know that […] (continue)

NIF Hosts Live Conversation on Higher Ed & Work, Jan. 21

We want to encourage you to watch the live broadcast of a key conversation event that the National Issues Forums Institute & the Kettering Foundation – both NCDD organizational members – are hosting on Jan. 21st on the role of higher education in our country and in the economy. You can learn more below or read the original NIF announcement here. Join us for a national conversation on The Changing World of Work: What Should We Ask of Higher Education? On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, from […] (continue)

“Resilient Communities” Conference Call from CM, Jan. 22

We are pleased to invite NCDD members once again to join CommunityMatters – a joint partnership that NCDD is proud to be a member of – for the next installation in their capacity-building call series. This month’s call on “Resilient Communities”, and it will be taking place on Thursday, January 22nd, from 2-3pm Eastern Time. The folks at CM describe the upcoming call like this: Our communities are constantly changing. Most changes are gradual and predictable – a new store opens on Main Street, newcomers come to […] (continue)

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