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Host a 2016 Text, Talk, Act Mental Health Conversation

It’s the time of year again to get ready for Text, Talk, Act – the youth mental health conversation initiative launched in 2013 by NCDD-supported Creating Community Solutions (CCS). As most of you know, Text, Talk, Act comes around every Spring to help young people start talking about mental health issues that they or their friends may be facing and connecting them with ways to get help, and we always encourage our members to host their own conversation. On Text Talk Act days, young people across the country will be having […] (continue)

Integral Facilitator & Meridian Univ. Collaboration Advances Facilitative Leadership

We are happy to share the announcement below about a new facilitation training opportunity in California from NCDD Sustaining Member Rebecca Colwell of Ten Directions. Rebecca shared this announcement 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! Ten Directions & Meridian University Collaboration We are pleased to announce an innovative professional training and development collaboration between Ten Directions and Meridian University, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Ten Directions […] (continue)

Registration Open for Frontiers of Democracy, Jun. 23-25

In addition to our upcoming 2016 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, we want our members to remember that the 2016 Frontiers of Democracy conference is coming up later this year. Frontiers has become a staple gathering of our field, and it is taking place this year from June 23rd – 25th at Tufts University in Boston. Registration is now open, and the regular rate is $250 (but it’s free if you’re an alum of the Civic Studies Institute), but space is limited so make sure to register soon! […] (continue)

New Initiative Seeks to Reconnect Higher Ed & Democracy

Last year, the Kettering Foundation – one of our NCDD organizational members – convened several university presidents that inaugurated an important effort to help higher education reclaim its roots and role in supporting democracy throughout our society. The effort is being chronicled in a new KF blog series, and we wanted to share the first of the series here. We encourage you to read more about this great initiative below or find the original post here. Template for Campus Conversations on Democracy Kettering has recently begun […] (continue)

Submit a Proposal for Frontiers of Democracy 2016

We’re pleased to announce that once again, the Frontiers of Democracy conference is accepting proposals for their 2016 gathering. This year’s conference will be from June 23rd – 25th at the Tufts University downtown campus in Boston, as always, so mark your calendars! The annual Frontiers of Democracy conference – now a pillar in the civic infrastructure of the D&D field – brings together leaders in deliberative democracy and civic education to explore ideas at the forefront of advancing democracy, and NCDD’s leadership and members are staples of the event every […] (continue)

Showcasing Boston’s Civic Tech Tools at #Tech4Democracy

The team at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, an NCDD member organization, recently posted on their Challenges to Democracy blog about their #Tech4Democracy Showcase and Challenge – an event highlighting civic tech projects from the Boston area. It featured some very cool civic tech tools that could be useful for folks in our field, so we encourage you to read more in the post below or find the original here. HUBweek Event Shows Greater Boston is Ripe with Civic Tech The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation is […] (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)

2015 Brown Democracy Medal Highlights “Caring Democracy”

In case you missed it, the McCourtney Institute for Democracy – an NCDD member organization – announced the winner of their 2015 Brown Democracy Medal earlier this fall. The medal went to Dr. Joan C. Tronto for her scholarly work in challenging us to rethink our democracy’s relationship to caring for people. We encourage you to read more about her work and the award in the Penn State News announcement below or to find the original here. ‘Caring Democracy’ author selected for Brown Democracy Medal Joan […] (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)

Confab Call Launches Nevins Democracy Leaders Program Partnership – Apply Today!

Wow. Our NCDD team was blown away by the amazing response from the field to the announcement we recently made about the launch of our partnership with the McCourtney Institute for Democracy‘s new Nevins Democracy Leaders Program and the Confab Call we hosted on Wednesday to educate organizational leaders on how they can apply to host a Nevins Fellow. We had nearly 70 registrants for the call, including some of D&D’s leading organizations, and the excitement on the call for what this program can do for the field […] (continue)

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