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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.

Lessons Learned from a Statewide Gathering of NCDD Members in VA

On November 19th, Nancy Gansneder at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia and I teamed up to host a 3-hour gathering and knowledge exchange for Virginians working in the fields of dialogue and deliberation. The event was held at UVA in Charlottesville, VA.        We’re posting the lessons we learned here for others who might be interested in hosting their own in-person gatherings in their state. Outcomes The results were good: 19 in-person attendees, 26 others who registered and indicated […] (continue)

Announcing the New Journal of Dialogue Studies

We were pleased to learn recently about the creation of the Journal of Dialogue Studies, a brand new academic publication dedicated to the theory and practice of dialogue. The JDS will be published by the Institute for Dialogue Studies, which is the academic platform of England’s Dialogue Society. For us non-academics, this journal presents a great opportunity to engage on a deeper level with dialogue theory. For you NCDD members who are doing scholarly work on dialogue to reach a broader audience with your work. We […] (continue)

Developing “Text, Talk, and Act”: A new strategy for combining ‘thick’ and ‘thin’ engagement

NCDD members may be interested in contributing to the development of a new public engagement process that will roll out in December as part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health. “Text, Talk, and Act” has been developed by Matt Leighninger of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC), the other members of the National Dialogue’s Creating Community Solutions partnership, and the directors of two civic technology nonprofits: Michelle Lee of Textizen and Michael Smith of United Americans. Sandy Heierbacher of NCDD, Raquel Goodrich of the National […] (continue)

Reminder about tomorrow’s NCDD Confab on Rockefeller’s GATHER

Don’t forget to register for tomorrow’s confab call! From 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern on November 20th, we’ll be talking with Rob Garris and Noah Rimland Flower about the Rockefeller Foundation’s new publication GATHER: The Art & Science of Effective Convening. The Rockefeller Foundation and Monitor Institute released GATHER earlier this year as a free hands-on guidebook for all convening designers and social change leaders who want to tap into a group’s collective intelligence and make substantial progress on a shared challenge. The call will provide a […] (continue)

Join us for “Text, Talk, Act” on Mental Health

On December 5th, we encourage all NCDD members to participate in the first-ever, nationwide text-enabled dialogue on mental health. All you need is 1 hour, 4 people, and at least 1 phone. This is a project of Creating Community Solutions — a collaborative effort led by the National Institute for Civil Discourse, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, AmericaSpeaks, Everyday Democracy, National Issues Forums Institute, and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (with many, many partner organizations signed on — including some of you!). We’re excited to be […] (continue)

Civic Studies Field Continues to Grow

This post comes via Dr. Peter Levine, a civics scholar, philosopher, and NCDD supporting member. Peter recently announced on his blog that he will be helping convene a “civics studies mini-conference” this January in New Orleans as part of the Southern Political Science Association meeting.  Civic studies is an emerging discipline that holds a great deal of value and potential for deepening the work of our field. I personally participated in Peter’s Summer Institute of Civic Studies last year in Boston, which helped me see first […] (continue)

Announcing the new Penn State Democracy Medal

Starting this year, Penn State University’s Democracy Institute will be awarding a Democracy Medal for exceptional innovations that advance the design and practice of democracy. The medal comes with a $5,000 award and tremendous publicity for the recipient, who will accept the medal and give a speech in the Fall of 2014. The medal celebrates the best work being done to advance democracy in the United States or around the globe. This year’s competition focuses on practical innovations, such as new institutions, laws, technologies, or […] (continue)

Nominations Open for IAP2 USA Board

NCDD is a powerful network of some of the most active and innovative public engagement professionals and practitioners out there, and we are excited to have the opportunity to use the power of our network to find a new board member for our partners at the International Association for Public Participation’s US branch (IAP2 USA). IAP2 USA just announced today on their blog that the organization is accepting nominations for new board members, and we would be thrilled to see some of our great NCDD […] (continue)

Bouncing Back with Style and Grace

It isn’t often that we get to share wedding pictures on the NCDD blog, but this is a very special occasion. I’m thrilled to share the news that two of our long-time members and supporters, Terry Amsler and Lisa Bingham, were wed on October 28th. Lisa sent me this photo to share with the community. Many of you will remember that back in February, I shared the devastating news that Terry and Lisa were both struck by a bus during a trip to London they […] (continue)

Launch of Voice of the People and its Campaign for a Citizen Cabinet

Here’s an important announcement from one of our supporting members, Steven Kull. Steven is Research Scholar and Director of the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland. I’ve been watching Steven’s work with great interest over the last few years especially, and I’m exciting about Voice of the People. Dear NCDD Community, I would like to announce that our new organization Voice of the People (VOP) and its Campaign for a Citizen Cabinet had its rollout last month. The website is now up at […] (continue)

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