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The “exploration” stream of D&D practice is used primarily to encourage people and groups to learn more about themselves, their community, or an issue, and to possibly discover innovative solutions. We consider Bohmian Dialogue, World Café, Conversation Café, Council process, and Open Space to be proven methods for exploration.

April 2014 Confab Call on “Text, Talk, Act”

Last Wednesday, NCDD hosted its April 2014 Confab Call with featured guests Matt Leighninger and Mike Smith talking about the innovative project known as Text Talk Act.  If you missed the confab and are interested in learning more, you can now listen to the entire conversation — or look over the collaborative document participants created during the Confab Call — at the links below. As part of our role in the National Dialogue on Mental Health project Creating Community Solutions, NCDD and our partners have been experimenting with how the fun […] (continue)

Peacebuilders Dialogue in NYC on Mar. 27th

We are pleased to share the announcement below from our partners at the Network for Peace through Dialogue, an NCDD organizational member. They’ll be hosting a wonderful dialogue event next Thursday in NYC that we encourage you to attend if you’re in the area. You can see the announcement below or visit www.networkforpeace.com for more info. The Network for Peace through Dialogue continues its PEACEBUILDERS SERIES JOIN US! Thursday March 27, 6:30-9:00 pm An evening with Jane Hughes Gignoux Each of these Living Room Dialogues is held from 6:30 pm to 9:00 […] (continue)

Register for SDCN’s PULSE Retreat by Mar. 17th

We are pleased to highlight a new college-based initiative from the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue (IISD) – an NCDD organizational member. They will be launching the PULSE sustained dialogue retreat for college students this July 20-25 in Lewisburg, PA. The deadline for application is March 17th, so we highly encourage our members to apply today! You read more about the PULSE gathering below or by visiting the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network website here. The International Institute for Sustained Dialogue (IISD) is thrilled to announce the creation of PULSE - a […] (continue)

Can Online Comment Sections Be Dialogue Spaces?

Whether we participate in them or not, online comments sections of news and opinion websites are a venue for great dialogue to take place, but too often, they are vitriolic and unproductive. That’s why we wanted to share a great article from the Illuminations blog run by Journalism That Matters featuring thoughts from a number of experts – including NCDD’s own director, Sandy Heierbacher – on transforming these online spaces. Check out the article below, or find the original here. Moderation matters for online commenting Imagine […] (continue)

Awesome Interview of World Café’s Amy Lenzo

We recently started reading a terrific interview series from the talented team at Collaborative Services on public participation lessons they have learned in the last year, and we wanted to share their insights with the NCDD community. The first interview in the series features the reflections of NCDD supporting member Amy Lenzo of the World Café - an organization whose founders are also NCDD founding members. You can read the interview below, or find the original on Collaborative Services’ blog by clicking here. The World Café: We Are Wiser Together […] (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)

A Look Inside an NDN Conversation

Our friends at the Interactivity Foundation recently published reflections from Dennis Boyer on his experience convening a conversation on poverty as part of the National Dialogue Network - one of the winners of the 2012 NCDD Catalyst Awards. We thought it was a great look inside the NDN process and wanted to share it with you. You can read the full article below or find the original on the IF blog by clicking here. The National Dialogue Network (NDN) spent over a year planning and organizing the initial […] (continue)

“The Power of Conversation” Seminar at Columbia, Jan. 27th

We hope our members in the New York region will take a moment to read the post below, which came from NCDD Sustaining Member Ron Gross of the University Seminar on Education at Columbia University 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! THE POWER OF CONVERSATION, a Seminar with Ronald Gross, will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Faculty House, Columbia University, 117th St. & Morningside Heights in […] (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)