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Upcoming educational and training opportunities.

Join OpenGov & CivicTech Online Unconference, Jan. 28th

We encourage NCDD members to consider attending the 2016 OpenGov & CivicTech Online Unconference this Thursday, January 28th from 11am-2pm Eastern. The event is hosted by former NCDD Board member Lucas Cioffi, and NCDD members get a 30% discount on registration, so make sure to sign up today! Read more below or find the full invitation by clicking here. 2016 OpenGov & CivicTech Online Unconference What is the purpose? Why should I attend? Spread the word about your civic tech project. Network with other innovators. Bring the […] (continue)

Next Stage Facilitation Intensive Feb. 23-25 in the Bay Area!

We are pleased to share the announcement below about a new facilitation training opportunity in this February that NCDD members can get a $150 discount on! NCDD Sustaining Member Rebecca Colwell of Ten Directions shared this announcement via our 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! Integral Facilitator® Next Stage Facilitation™ Intensives are 3-day workshops introducing the core competencies of an Integral approach to facilitation designed to enhance your capacity to generate greater coherence and […] (continue)

#CGAFridays Economic Opportunity Deliberations Return

Last November, the Kettering Foundation and National Issues Forums Institute – both NCDD member organizations – teamed up to host #CGAFridays: a series of events where people can try out the new online deliberation tool, Common Ground for Action (CGA). The series is back this month, and we encourage our members to join, or if you can’t, to share this post with others you think should know about this great new tool! Learn more in the Kettering post below or find the original here. #CGAFridays Return […] (continue)

Teach a Public Deliberation Class with NIFI & OLLI

We encourage our NCDD members to consider taking advantage a unique opportunity to teach a course on public deliberation at a university near you in collaboration with the NCDD member organizations National Issues Forums Institute and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Helping teach an OLLI class is a great way to spread awareness and understanding of our field while also keeping yourself sharp! We encourage you to learn more about the opportunity in the NIFI post below or to find the original here. Would You Like to Serve as […] (continue)

Upcoming IAP2 Trainings from the Participation Company

Make sure to note that the at The Participation Company – one of our NCDD member organizations – is offering more IAP2 trainings that NCDD members can get a discount $30-$100 on! The trainings use the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) framework and are a great opportunity to earn an official IAP2 certification. Learn more about the trainings in the announcement below or here. IAP2 Training Events in 2015-2016 If you work in communications, public relations, public affairs, planning, public outreach and understanding, community development, advocacy, or lobbying, […] (continue)

Register for Oct. 28th Confab on Nevins Democracy Leaders Program

NCDD member organizations, be sure to join us next Wednesday, October 28th from 2-3pm Eastern/11am-12pm Pacific for a special NCDD Confab Call that can help your organization build capacity and contribute to the field! This call will feature a discussion with long-time NCDD member Dr. John Gastil, who will be sharing about the amazing opportunity for organizations in the D&D field to host a bright Penn State fellow next summer through the McCourtney Institute‘s Nevins Democracy Leaders Program! Stipends and living expenses are provided to the students through the program. This […] (continue)

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)

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