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Register for Frontiers of Democracy 2015, June 25-27!

It’s time to start gearing up again for this year’s Frontiers of Democracy conference in Boston, MA this June 25th-27th! This annual conference brings together leaders in deliberative democracy and civic education to explore ideas at the forefront of advancing democracy, and we highly recommend you join us there. Our director, Sandy Heierbacher, will certainly be attending, now that she’s based in Boston! Frontiers of Democracy is sponsored by Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, The Democracy Imperative, and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, all of which have NCDD members […] (continue)

Confab Call with Pete Peterson is THIS Thursday, 4/23

We are excited to be gearing up for NCDD’s next Confab Call this Thursday, April 23rd! Are you ready to join us? The call will take place from 1-2pm Eastern/10-11am Pacific. As we recently announced, this week’s Confab will feature a conversation with NCDD Member Pete Peterson. Pete is the Executive Director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, and in 2014, he ran for California Secretary of State on a platform of increasing informed civic participation and using technology to make government more responsive […] (continue)

See How PB Works Behind the Scenes on Apr. 18 in NYC

There is a unique opportunity that the Participatory Budgeting Project – an NCDD member organization – is offering to folks in NYC this week. PBP is running yet another participatory budgeting voting process in NYC this week, and is inviting folks to catch a behind-the-scenes look at the actual process. The next chance is on April 18th, so if you’re in the city, check it out! Learn more in the PBP announcement below or find the original one here. We would like to invite you to […] (continue)

Missed Our Loomio Tech Tuesday Event? Watch it Now!

We had a great Tech Tuesday on April 7th where about 65 NCDD members participated in a call with Alanna Krause and Chelsea Robinson of the Loomio cooperative. Loomio is an independent and neutral online space for complex discussion used by people from around the world to start a discussions, build agreement, and make decisions together for a course of action. We learned a lot and had a great conversation! In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording of the call by clicking here, and Alanna and Chelsea’s power […] (continue)

Register for the Teaching Deliberatively Workshop, Jul. 13-17

We want to make sure that our NCDD members who work with schools hear about the 6th annual Teaching Deliberatively workshop, which will take place this July 13-17. This great opportunity is made possible in part by the National Issues Forums Institute and the Kettering Foundation. You can learn more in the NIFI post below or by vising www.iowapartners.org. Many believe public schools should teach students to weigh the costs and consequences of a range of “perspectives” (actions) that might be chosen – maybe in […] (continue)

Register for the 2015 IAF N. American Conference

We want to make sure that our NCDD members know about the upcoming North American conference of the International Association of Facilitators this May 14-16 in Banff, Canada. Regular non-IAF member registration is $860 for this great networking and capacity building gathering. You can read more in IAFNA’s announcement below or at www.iafna2015.com. Climb towards new heights and seek out new vistas! The picturesque mountain scape of Banff Alberta Canada inspires a conference program that gives you opportunities to explore and elevate your facilitation knowledge and skills. […] (continue)

EvDem Webinar on Recruiting for Dialogue & Action, Apr. 9

We want to encourage our NCDD members to join the good people with Everyday Democracy, an NCDD member organization, for a helpful webinar they are hosting this April 9th at 4pm EST. The webinar is called “How to Recruit Leaders and Volunteers for Your Cause” and is a great chance for those of us who work with volunteers or are interested in growing our organizations. The webinar will feature insights on recruiting and retention from Everyday Democracy Program Officer Janee Woods Weber. Here’s how EvDem describes the event: […] (continue)

NCDD Discount on Strategic Collaborations Training in April

We recently saw the announcement below from NCDD supporting member Christine Whitney Sanchez of Innovation Partners International about a great training this April 13-16 in Phoenix, AZ that we wanted to share. The early bird deadline is March 15, and Christine is offering a 20% discount for NCDD members who contact her at christine[at]innovationpartners[dot]com, so be sure to read her announcement below or learn more here. Methods for Strategic Collaboration Foundations Training Are you interested in learning how to engage groups of 5 to 10,000 in strategic conversations? Are you […] (continue)

Bridging the Divides: Practical Dialogue and Creative Deliberation

We are happy to share the announcement below from NCDD Member Rosa Zubizarreta of DiaPraxis, which is an NCDD organizational member. Rosa’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! Dear NCDD colleagues, I am writing to let you know about two upcoming workshops in Dynamic Inquiry / Dynamic Facilitation. The first one is in Maine on March 27 – 29, sponsored by the Maine Association of Mediators. The […] (continue)

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! And don’t forget: dues-paying NCDD members receive a 10% discount on all LET trainings, and a 20% discount if you register by the early […] (continue)

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