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NIFI Seeks Feedback from D&D Field on Issue Guides

The team at the National Issues Forums Institute, one of our NCDD member organizations, is looking for feedback from D&D practitioners on their signature issue guides tools. We encourage NCDD members consider taking a few minutes to fill out their survey so that NIFI can improve these valuable resources for our field. Learn more about the survey in the NIFI post below or find the original here. Please Help Us and Complete Our New Issue Guide Survey Issue guides are at the center of the […] (continue)

Join the National Deliberation on Health Care Costs

Three of our long-time NCDD member organizations – the National Issues Forums Institute, Kettering Foundation, and Public Agenda – are teaming up to host a national deliberation around health care issues, and NCDD members are invited to join them! The deliberation will produce a report for policymakers next year that could have a real impact. You can learn more about this collaborative project in the NIFI blog post below or by finding the original post here. You’re Invited – Join a National Deliberation Project about Healthcare Costs You […] (continue)

Building on the “Hope Spots” in Our Democracy

Our friends at NCDD member organization The Harwood Institute recently shared an article that Rich Harwood wrote on the state of our democracy for the Kettering Foundation‘s “Connections” newsletter that we want to share. It features relevant insights from Rich, prominent D&D leaders, and a few NCDD members on the question of how to scale up the nation’s democratic and collaborative efforts, and we encourage you to check it out. An article excerpt from the Harwood blog is below, and you can find the rest in the full newsletter […] (continue)

NIFI Partners with Faith Leaders on Gender Violence, “Deliberative Discipleship” Conference

Last week, the National Issues Forums Institute – one of our NCDD organizational members – announced two exciting collaborations they’re undertaking with NCDD member Gregg Kaufman aimed at engaging more communities of faith in deliberation. The projects are full of potential, and we encourage you to learn more in NIFI’s announcement below or to find the original here. Faith Communities & Civic Life American faith communities associated with Judaism, Islam, Christianity and different religious traditions care deeply about many of the same issues about which the National […] (continue)

Register to Attend the National Dialogue Awards, Oct. 9

We encourage our members to consider registering to attend the 2nd annual National Dialogue Awards this October 9 in DC, which are hosted by the Sustained Dialogue Institute and supported by the Kettering Foundation, both of which are NCDD member organizations. You can learn more about the awards in the SDI announcement below or by visiting SDI’s new website at www.sustaineddialogue.org. 2nd Annual National Dialogue Awards We sincerely hope that you will join us for the Second Annual National Dialogue Awards on Friday, October 9th, 2015 beginning at 6:30 pm at the National Press Club in […] (continue)

Teachers: Register for Mathews Center’s FREE Civic Learning Workshop

Our members who work in education should take note that the David Mathews Center for Civic Life – an NCDD organizational member – is hosting another one of its Teachers’ Institutes in Montevallo, AL this October 1-2. This FREE workshop aims to help teachers increasing civic learning in their classrooms, but there are only 40 spots, so register ASAP! Check out the National Issues Forums Institute‘s blog post about it below, or find their original post here. The David Mathews Center for Civic Life in Montevallo, Alabama, has announced a […] (continue)

NIFI Demonstrates Potential of Deliberation in the Classroom

We want to encourage our network to check out the fascinating video that the National Issues Forums Institute – an NCDD organizational member – made recently to showcase how their signature deliberative forums can be amazing learning exercises in everyday classrooms. Here’s what NIF said in their recent blog post about the video: This 19-minute YouTube video features students in Wisconsin and Alabama as they participate in deliberative forums using materials from the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI). In Birmingham, Alabama, teacher, Zakiya Jenkins, with […] (continue)

Public Agenda Launches Yankelovich Center for Public Judgment

We were excited to hear a recent announcement from the team at Public Agenda – one of our great NCDD organizational members – about the creation of the new Yankelovich Center for Public Judgment, and we encourage you to join us in congratulating PA and its co-founder, Dr. Daniel Yankelovich, on the accomplishment! The Center’s official inauguration took place at PA’s celebration of both its 40th anniversary and Dan’s 90th birthday, which you can read more about here. The Yankelovich Center was made possible with the generous support of another […] (continue)

Kettering Video on “The Creation of Politics”

We were impressed by the very cool video that the Kettering Foundation – one of NCDD’s key organizational members – recently released. It can be an easy and fun tool for introducing deliberative politics to your audiences, so we encourage you to read more about it below or find KF’s original post about it here. Those of you who have participated in Kettering’s annual summer Deliberative Democracy Exchange have probably heard Kettering Foundation president David Mathews tell a story about a small village that faces a recurring […] (continue)

All-Expenses Trip to Train on NIFI’s Online Deliberation Tool

We want our members to know that the Kettering Foundation and National Issues Forums Institute are offering an amazing opportunity for NIF moderators to attend an in-person training on their new online deliberation tool, Common Ground for Action, this May 18-19 in Ohio. Kettering is generously offering to foot the while bill, but you must register by April 29! Read more below or find the original announcement here. “We need some way to be able to take National Issues Forums online.” NIF moderators and conveners have been telling […] (continue)