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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.

NIFI Announces New “Linked Futures” Deliberations

We wanted to make sure that NCDD members, especially those in higher ed, saw the most recent edition of Higher Education Engagement News, the periodic update on the American Commonwealth Partnership from Harry C. Boyte. This edition announces a new stage of the collaboration between the Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums Institute – both NCDD organizational members – that builds on the Shaping Our Futures initiative. You can read the newsletter below or find it at the NIFI blog by clicking here. Make […] (continue)

What would you like to see at this year’s NCDD conference?

For the next ten days, we’ll be crowdsourcing ideas from the NCDD community about what you’d like to see, do, and experience at this year’s National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation. We’re using Codigital so that we can gather and prioritize your input quickly and easily. NCDD conferences look and feel a bit different each year because our events are experiments in collaborative planning, and our planning team is highly responsive to our community’s needs and energy. Remember the “conservatives panel” at our 2008 national conference in […] (continue)

NCDD Member is New ED at Journalism that Matters

We are so pleased to announce that our friends at Journalism that Matters have selected a new Executive Director from NCDD’s ranks. Peggy Holman is a long-time NCDD member and friend, and we’re proud of her and all she’s accomplished. We look forward to continuing to work with her at Journalism That Matters. You can read the announcement below or read the original on JTM’s website here. Journalism that Matters is excited to announce that Peggy Holman, a JTM co-founder and long-time board member is now serving as […] (continue)

Montreal Symposium on Professionalizing Our Field

We recently heard about an exciting conference happening in Montreal this July that we want to make sure our NCDD members know about. The conference, hosted by the Canadian Institut du Nouveau Monde, takes place during the IPSA’s annual gathering, and is part of the important conversation about the professional future of our field. Check out the announcement below or find out more at the IPSA’s conference website here. The Institut du Nouveau Monde, a Canadian nongovernmental organization dedicated to public participation, is pleased to invite […] (continue)

Should NCDD become the new steward of Conversation Cafe?

NCDD is engaging our members and the broader dialogue and deliberation community on an important decision we’re facing, and we are seeking our members’ input, ideas, and reaction. Our good friend Jacquelyn Pogue has reluctantly decided to retire from her stewardship of the process known as Conversation Café, leaving a powerful form of dialogue at risk. Jacqueline, as well as Vicki Robin and Susan Partnow (the co-creators of Conversation Café), approached me about whether NCDD would be interested in stewarding the tool, and I believe NCDD has […] (continue)

Invitation to join the new Transpartisan Listserv

On behalf of all the founding participants, NCDD is pleased to invite you to join the new Transpartisan Listserv. Our intension for this moderated email discussion list is to provide a simple, safe communication channel where individuals and organizations that are active in this boundary-crossing work can connect and learn from each other. The list is hosted by NCDD through a partnership of NCDD and Mediators Foundation.  The following amazing group of people are co-founding the list: Mark Gerzon, Tom Hast and John Steiner of […] (continue)

New Step for Harwood’s Public Innovators Initiative

We are pleased to share the announcement below about an exciting and ambitious initiative being undertaken by Rich Harwood and the Harwood Institute, an NCDD organizational member. The Harwood Institute is setting bold goals for its Public Innovators program, which you can read about below or in the original post here. We are also excited to share that NCDD is in talks with Harwood to develop a partnership between our two organizations and networks which we hope will further advance all of our work. Stay tuned for […] (continue)

Sponsorship Opportunities for NCDD 2014

Plans are underway for NCDD’s 6th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, to be held October 17-19, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in the DC Metro Area. NCDD conferences bring together 400+ of the most active, thoughtful, and influential people involved in public engagement and group process work across the U.S. and Canada (plus a few good friends from outside North America!). Consider supporting this important convening by becoming a sponsor or partner of NCDD 2014.  By supporting an NCDD conference, our sponsors are […] (continue)

Announcing the 2014 Taylor Willingham Fund Award Winner

We are excited to congratulate Mr. David E. McCracken on winning the 2014 award from the Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund , coordinated by our organizational partners at the National Issues Forums Institute. You can find out more about Taylor, her work in deliberation, and her legacy here. You can read the award announcement below or find the original here. David E. McCracken, of North Carolina, is this year’s recipient of the Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund grant. McCracken will be working with residents in Haywood County, […] (continue)

Join us for an online book club event on Slow Democracy

We know many NCDDers have been reading Susan Clark’s 2012 book Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home — and if you’re not, you really should be! NCDD is partnering with Chelsea Green Publishing to offer you a free online book club event on Slow Democracy. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 5 from 2:00 to 3:00 Eastern. Sign up today if you’re interested in joining us and exploring the book with author (and NCDD member) Susan Clark! Of all the great […] (continue)