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Here we share some of the most important news for the dialogue and deliberation community that crosses our desks. For even more news and updates, check out NCDD’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ncddpage, where over 50 of our members’ blogs are followed.

Register for NCDD Conference Input Call Tomorrow, 4/28!

As we announced last week, NCDD is hosting a special conference call on Thursday, April 28th from 3-4pm Eastern to collect more of the field’s ideas and input for our 2016 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation. What we cover at our conferences, and how we cover it, is important for this ever-growing, ever-changing field, so don’t miss this chance to help shape its direction!  NCDD’s leadership is hosting this conversation to hear how our field answers the question, “What would you like to see happen at NCDD 2016?”  We are […] (continue)

What would you like to see at NCDD 2016?

NCDD’s staff is in the beginning stages of conference planning, and as we do each conference year, we’d like to hear from the D&D community about what you’d like to see, do and experience at this year’s National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation. Over the next ten days, we’ll be seeking ideas from the NCDD community via email, social media, the blog and a special conference call on April 28th at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific. NCDD conferences look and feel a bit different each year because our events […] (continue)

Register for the Intro to NCDD Webinar, THIS Wednesday!

As we’ve previously announced, we are excited to be hosting our first webinar introduction to NCDD this Wednesday, April 20th from 1-2pm Eastern / 10-11am Pacific, and we encourage you to register today to join us! This “get to know us” event is a great way for D&D newcomers and veterans alike to learn things about NCDD’s website, resources, network, and staff that you might have never known. You won’t want to miss it! During the webinar, our five NCDD staff members will take participants on a virtual […] (continue)

NCDD is collecting blurbs describing your great work!

NCDD is made up of extraordinary organizations and individuals who, in my opinion, are doing some of the most important work on the planet.  For fundraising and outreach purposes, we want to do a better job explaining the work our members do. For starters, we want to collect short, concise sentences (blurbs) describing your work.  Here are a few examples of some blurbs I wrote a few years ago to illustrate our members’ work… King County’s (Seattle Area) innovative Countywide Community Forums, a project of […] (continue)

Join Us for an Intro to NCDD’s Website April 20th!

On Wednesday, April 20th, in one fell swoop, you can meet NCDD’s staff, tour the website, and get a better sense of what NCDD offers its members. For the first time, all five of us will be walking new members, not-so-new members and prospective members through the whole NCDD site.  You will be floored at the amount of resources, opportunities, and information available to you that you weren’t aware of! Join us on Wednesday, April 20th at 1pm Eastern (10am Pacific) for this special one-hour webinar […] (continue)

Who’s Working on Issues of Income Inequality & Health Care?

A few months ago, I asked the NCDD network who was, is or will soon be working on engaging people around the issues of health care or income inequality. The Kettering Foundation was interested in learning about who is working on these topics (and still is!), as they are topics that the National Issues Forums Institute is currently addressing. Later this month, Kettering will be holding its annual “A Public Voice” event at the National Press Club in DC, and NCDD has been honored to […] (continue)

Innovations in Am. Government Award Accepting Applicants

We want to make sure that our members are aware of a great opportunity for recognition in public participation from Harvard’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation – one of our NCDD member organizations. The Ash Center operates the Innovations in American Government (IAG) Awards Program and the Bright Ideas Initiative, both of which are aimed at recognizing creative and effective governance models and disseminating ideas about promising government practices or programs. We are positive that many of the programs and initiatives that our NCDD members work on every day […] (continue)

Registration Open for 4th Int’l PB Conference, May 20-22

This year is going to be a great year for conferences! Of course we want our NCDD members to join us at our 2016 National Conference for Dialogue & Deliberation, but we also want to encourage our members to consider registering for the 4th International Conference on Participatory Budgeting in North America this May 20th-22nd in Boston, MA. This year’s PB conference is especially exciting because it will coincide with the voting phase of the City of Boston’s award-winning youth participatory budgeting process, which adds an […] (continue)

Fond Memories of Hal Saunders

I’m so sad to share this news with the network, but our long-time member Harold Saunders passed away yesterday at the age of 85. Hal had an incredibly distinguished career – I can’t even begin to do it justice. He developed and practiced the process of Sustained Dialogue, a “public peace process” to transform racial and ethnic conflicts.  He authored four books on peace building and dialogue. He worked with Kissinger, President Carter, and so many others. He became the Director of International Affairs at […] (continue)

2016 Taylor Willingham Legacy Award Winner Announced

NCDD would like to join our organizational member the National Issues Forums Institute and the rest of the field in congratulating the winner of the 2016 Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Award – Edward W. “Chipps” Taylor III. Here’s a bit of what NIFI wrote about the granting of the award: The National Issues Forums Institute has announced that Edward W. “Chipps” Tayor III is the 2016 recipient of the Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund Award. This fund was created to support individuals who are becoming involved […] (continue)

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