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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.

How Do We Show Dialogue’s Risks are Worth its Rewards?

Last month, NCDD Board member John Backman sparked lots of thoughtful conversation on our NCDD Discussion Listserv with the article below, and we wanted to share it on the blog too. His piece examines the fear we feel sometimes have around engaging in dialogue that could shift our stance on strongly-felt issues. He points out that for many average people, the idea of dialogue with “the other side” presents a risk – maybe real, maybe imagined – that allowing our opinions to shift might hurt some of our important relationships. John’s article […] (continue)

NCDD-CRS Meetings Catalyzed Projects, Continue in 2016

In the last year, we’ve been reporting on the collaboration that NCDD formed with U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service to organize meetings between NCDD members and CRS staff at their fourteen regional field offices. To date, meetings or conference calls have been held with CRS offices in Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, New York, Dallas, and Seattle. Meetings are still in the works for Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and San Francisco in 2016, so be on the look out for more news if you live […] (continue)

Host a Story Circle During 2016 “People’s State of the Union”

As a start to the new year, the US Department of Arts & Culture (USDAC) – one of our presenters during NCDD 2014 – is inviting communities across the US to come together from Jan. 23-31 to share stories that define the state of our nation in their People’s State of the Union project. The USDAC is looking for folks to host a story circle where they live, and we thought our members might be interested. Learn more about the PSOTU in the USDAC announcement below or find the original […] (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)

Featured D&D Story: Affording Johnson County

Today we’re pleased to be featuring another example of dialogue and deliberation in action. This mini case study was submitted by NCDD member David Supp-Montgomerie of the University of Iowa’s Program for Public Life via NCDD’s new Dialogue Storytelling Tool. Do you have a dialogue story that our network could learn from? Add your dialogue story today! Title of Project Affording Johnson County Description Johnson County has the highest portion of residents paying over 50% of their income on housing costs in the entire state of Iowa – and the number for […] (continue)

Portland Gathering Catalyzes D&D-Journalism Connections

We recently shared an invitation to join the Experience Engagement gathering on journalism and public engagement last month in Portland, which was supported by NCDD Board member Marla Crockett and NCDD Sustaining Member Peggy Holman. Well apparently it was quite the transformational gathering, and the team at Axiom News did a great write up on a few definitive experiences folks had there, and we encourage you to read it below or find the original Axiom piece here. Renewed Hope for Journalism Creates Shifts An energy for discovering and bringing to life journalism’s deeper […] (continue)

NIFI to Host 3 Online Health Care Deliberations in Nov.

Our friends at the National Issues Forums Institute – an NCDD member organization – recently launched a great online deliberation tool call Common Ground for Action, and you’re invited to check it out for yourself in 3 forums this month about health care issues. The forums are part of NIFI’s larger project that will yield a report to federal policymakers, so we encourage you to join in! Read more below or find the original NIFI post on the forums here. Have you tried a Common […] (continue)

Join D&D Climate Action Network Launch Call Nov. 17

NCDD is proud to be supporting an important new project being led by NCDD supporting member Linda Ellinor of the Dialogue Group aimed at connecting D&D professionals who are concerned about climate change. The network will launch with a conference call on Nov. 17 from 2-4pm PST for folks interested in being part of the core group, and its work could be quite impactful with the right supporters. Learn more about the network and how to get involved in Linda’s announcement below. Announcing the D&D Climate Action Network (D&D CAN) […] (continue)

Learning from Radio-Supported Dialogues on Hunger in CA

Public radio is a powerful, natural ally to D&D work, but often an under-utilized one, so we’re happy to feature the insights gained from a radio-supported community conversation on hunger that recently took place in CA. The strategies come from NCDD supporting member jesikah maria ross of Capital Public Radio, and we encourage you to read her piece below or find the original here. You can also check out the great toolkit she created to help others start their own conversations using public radio stories. 10 Strategies for Creating Powerful Conversations via Public […] (continue)

Missed the Confab Call on Brain Science? Watch It Now!

Last week, NCDD hosted another installment of our Confab Call series, and we are excited to report back about how great the conversation was. We were joined by around 35 members to hear a wonderful presentation from NCDD members Mary V. Gelinas and Susan Stuart Clark titled Planning from the Inside Out: How Brain Science Supports Constructive Dialogue and Deliberation. You really missed out if you weren’t there with us! Mary & Susan’s talk was incredibly educational and had a lot of useful nuggets of knowledge on what the field of brain science can […] (continue)

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