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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)

Public Engagement Training from Annette Strauss Insitute Feb. 25-27

We hope that NCDD members will take advantage of a great public engagement training being offered this February 25th-27th by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life – one of the NCDD organizational members who partnered with us to sponsor NCDD 2014. The early bird registration deadline for the trainings is January 30th, so make sure to register ASAP! NCDD would like to thank the Annette Strauss Institute for their continued support of our work and for their leadership in the field. You can learn more about the […] (continue)

Build Peace 2015 Conference: Peace through Technology

We want to make our network aware of an exciting community and conference that we know will interest many of our NCDDers, especially those of us oriented toward conflict resolution and technology. Build Peace is a community that brings together practitioners, activists and technologists from around the world to share experience and ideas on using technology for peacebuilding and conflict transformation as well as an annual, international conference. The Build Peace 2015 conference will be taking place April 25th & 26th in Nicosia, Cyprus, and we want to encourage anyone who […] (continue)

Charlie Wisoff reviews “Making Democracy Fun” by Josh Lerner

We just love Making Democracy Fun — a great new book by Josh Lerner, an NCDD member and ED of the Participatory Budgeting Project. We love to work with Josh and his ideas – from hosting his great “gamification” talk during the final NCDD 2014 plenary to co-sponsoring PBP’s recent conference – and we hope you’ll read the review of his book written by Charlie Wisoff of the Kettering Foundation below. In Making Democracy Fun, Josh Lerner addresses a key problem of democracy: “For most people, democratic participation is relatively unappealing. It is boring, painful, […] (continue)

Mathews Center Hosts Teachers’ Institute, AL Issues Forums

We are pleased to share about a couple of announcements about from our friends with the David Mathews Center for Civic Life – an NCDD organizational member – about some exciting work they are doing in Alabama. We originally found these announcements separately on the National Issues Forums Institute’s blog, but we’re combining them here to make sure NCDDers hear about it all. First, for all of our education-oriented members, be sure to note that the Mathews Center is hosting a great civic learning training for teachers this January: The Mathews […] (continue)

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