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Online Facilitation Unconference 2015, Oct. 22-24

We are pleased to share the announcement below about a great online event this Oct. 22-24 that NCDD members get a 30% discount on. NCDD Member Tim Bonnemann of Intellitics shared this announcement 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 some of you may know, the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is organizing International Facilitation Week this coming week, October 19-25. Its purpose is ”to showcase the power of facilitation […] (continue)

International Facilitation Week 2015 is Here!

As we mentioned earlier this year, we are encouraging our NCDD members to participate in International Facilitation Week, a week-long event showcasing and celebrating the power of facilitation that is catalyzed by the International Association of Facilitators. The week starts today, October 19th and runs through October 25th, so we wanted to send out a little reminder to our community to join in! If you’re looking for events in your region, you can check out the running list of happenings that IAF created by clicking here. The good folks […] (continue)

PCP Interfaith Dialogue Leaders featured in TV Documentary

We are quite excited to encourage our members to take the rare opportunity this Monday to check out D&D work on TV! The team at Public Conversations Project – an NCDD member organization – shared that two interfaith dialogue leaders that they work with will be featured in part 2 of a 7-part documentary series presented by Oprah beginning Oct. 18th. We encourage you to learn more about this great series or read PCP’s original announcement here. Interfaith Dialogue Partners Featured on Oprah’s “Belief” On […] (continue)

Join us at The Harwood National Public Innovators Lab!

We are pleased to share the announcement below about a great opportunity coming up this Dec. 1-3 in Alexandria, VA that NCDD members can get a 15% discount on! This announcement came from Melissa Salzman of The Harwood Institute – an NCDD member organization – 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! Co-hosted by United Way Worldwide and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, The Harwood Public Innovators Lab is a […] (continue)

PCP Launches 3 New Workshops this Fall

The good folks with Public Conversations Project (PCP) recently announced that they will offer three new workshops (and one of their classics) over the course of the next season, and we encourage our members to consider attending them! PCP shared the announcement below with us detailing the offerings, and you can find more info on their workshops by clicking here. Public Conversations Project: Fall 2015 Workshops At the core of many of today’s most complex social problems is a breakdown in relationships that leads to mistrust, […] (continue)

Join PACE Webinar on Civic Renewal Movement, 9/23

We encourage our members to join a webinar this Sept. 23 at 2pm EST to hear two of our distinguished NCDD members Peter Levine and Joan Blades, as well as former NCDD conference keynote Eric Liu discuss the implications a new paper on the civic renewal movement. The webinar, hosted by NCDD member organization PACE, will certainly be of interest to many of our members, so we encourage you to read their announcement below or register here. On September 23 at 2 p.m. Eastern, PACE will hold a webinar to present and […] (continue)

Public Engagement: The Vital Leadership Skill

We are pleased to share the announcement below about a great workshop led by several NCDD members this October 22. NCDD Supporting Member Mary Gelinas shared this announcement 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! Engaging the public in planning and policy making is a vital skill for leaders in all sectors, not just in government. Join us for a half-day workshop on Public Engagement: The Vital Leadership Skill led by Pete […] (continue)

Join Journalist & Community Gathering for Civic Impact

We hope our members will consider attending the Experience Engagement gathering this October 1-4 in Portland. This unique gathering is being supported by NCDD Board member Marla Crockett and NCDD Sustaining Member Peggy Holman, and we encourage you to learn more in the announcement that Peggy recently shared with us below. Take advantage of their freelancer and student rates by registering here! Experience Engagement Experience Engagement, How Journalism and Communities Can Thrive Together takes place October 1-4 at the University of Oregon’s facility in Portland, Oregon. This meeting […] (continue)

Teachers: Register for Mathews Center’s FREE Civic Learning Workshop

Our members who work in education should take note that the David Mathews Center for Civic Life – an NCDD organizational member – is hosting another one of its Teachers’ Institutes in Montevallo, AL this October 1-2. This FREE workshop aims to help teachers increasing civic learning in their classrooms, but there are only 40 spots, so register ASAP! Check out the National Issues Forums Institute‘s blog post about it below, or find their original post here. The David Mathews Center for Civic Life in Montevallo, Alabama, has announced a […] (continue)

Register for Aug. 5th Confab Call with Matt Leighninger & Tina Nabatchi

As we mentioned last week, we preparing to host another great NCDD Confab Call this Wednesday, August 5th from 2-3pm EST, this time with D&D gurus Matt Leighninger, executive director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, and Tina Nabatchi, associate professor of public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs! The call will focus on Matt & Tina’s new book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy. Have you registered yet?? You won’t want to miss this call because not only will Matt & Tina be sharing some of […] (continue)

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