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Sustained Dialogue Campus Network Conference March 7-9

We are excited to announce that the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network will be hosting its annual conference this March 7th – 9th, and NCDD members, especially those working in higher education, are invited! This year’s gathering is being hosted at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and promises to be a great opportunity to deepen our work on campus and connect with campus dialogue practitioners from around the country. The conference will be attended by NCDD members like Phil Neisser, Jacob Hess, Mark Gerzon, Carolyn Lukensmeyer, […] (continue)

Community Educators Youth Development Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce an exciting series of webinars created by the good people at Friends for Youth in collaboration with our organizational partners at the Kettering Foundation. The webinars are aimed at raising awareness of the importance of educating the whole child, which requires a broader community effort both inside and outside our schools. We highly encourage NCDD members to find out more about the webinars below or on the FfY website and register for the first webinar on Feb. 19th. It Takes All of […] (continue)

Leadership Building Call from CommunityMatters, Feb. 13th

We are pleased to invite NCDD members once again to join our partners at CommunityMatters for the next installation in their capacity-building call series, which is jointly hosted by the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design. This month’s call is titled “Building Leadership for the Long Haul”, and it will be taking place next Thursday, February 13th, from 3 – 4:15pm Eastern Time. The call will feature insights on developing leaders in our communities from Milan Wall of the Heartland Center for Leadership Development. The folks at […] (continue)

Sixth Annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies

I am excited to share an announcement from NCDD supporting member Dr. Peter Levine about what has become an powerful tradition in our field – the Summer Institute of Civic Studies. I personally participated in the institute two years ago, and it was a pivotal experience for me that I highly recommend to anyone interested in a deeper understanding of citizenship and civic engagement. We also encourage you to consider attending the Frontiers of Democracy conference directly after the Summer Institute. Both are wonderful experiences and great chances to network […] (continue)

Art of Hosting: Beyond the Basics Retreat

We are excited to tell you about the inaugural Art of Hosting: Beyond the Basics retreat – a great opportunity coming up this April 4th – 6th to deepen your skills as a convener. This amazing retreat will be hosted in Ohio first, but will also be replicated three more times in Canada and Mexico, so you have multiple chances to participate. The Art of Hosting team describes the event as: …a 3-day immersion into advanced Art of Hosting and facilitation practice. In this intensive retreat, we […] (continue)

Community Leadership Fellowship Program Applications Due Friday

We posted earlier about an exciting fellowship program from the W.F. Kellogg Foundation aimed at developing community leaders into social change agents, and we wanted to share a reminder that the deadline to apply is this Friday. We would love to see a number of NCDD members become fellows, so make sure to turn in your applications soon! You can read more about the program below in the Philanthropy Digest News article we found via our friends at NIFI, or see the original post here. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is accepting […] (continue)

Applied Dialogue Workshops

We are pleased to highlight the post below, which came from NCDD Supporting Member Peter Nixon of Potential Dialogue 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! As Dialogue Leaders we need to sustain our enthusiasm for improved outcomes through dialogue. Being a member of NCDD and connecting to experienced practitioners is a big part of remaining at the cutting edge. After repeated requests from experienced trainers, coaches and consultants I […] (continue)

Free Online Youth Engagement Seminar from CIRCLE

We invite NCDD members to start the New Year off by taking the opportunity to contribute to the conversation on youth engagement. The good people at the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) are hosting a free 5-week online seminar that will invite young people, youth workers, the broader civic engagement community, and more to help build on their recent report on youth engagement beginning the week of Jan. 13th. CIRCLE’s announcement describing the seminar says: Since the release of […] (continue)

Community Engagement Fellowship at Merrimack College

We wanted to share an announcement we saw recently about a graduate fellowship program we think some of our NCDD members might be interested in. Merrimack College’s Masters of Education program is offering a year-long, full tuition fellowship that focuses on community engagement – perfect for folks seeking to gain more theoretical grounding as well as experience in engagement. You can learn more from the announcement below or visit the fellowship page here. Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that applications have […] (continue)

Free Copies of “The Practice of Peace”

We recently saw a post on LinkedIn from the good people at the Open Space Institute about a great opportunity that we wanted to share. They are giving away copies of The Practice of Peace by Harrison Owen, one of the creators of Open Space Technology! But this offer will only last until December 31st, so make sure to get your copy today! You can find out more below read the original post here.  The Open Space Institute in the US has generously received a donation of […] (continue)