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This tag is used to help NCDD members identify the opportunities associated with their membership, like discounts on trainings we’ve negotiated with our partners.

Civic Reflection Facilitation Training Workshops

The Project on Civic Reflection will be holding two Facilitation Training Workshops in Northern California during the first week in November. The two-day workshops, hosted by Cal Corps Public Service Center (Berkeley) and California Campus Compact (Daly City), are open to interested individuals and organizations. Workshop participants may include program directors, teachers, faculty members, students, service-learning staff, national service groups, community partners, and anyone wanting to deepen community and commitment in their organizations. NCDD Member Discounts! You’ll find more information in this informational flyer, including […] (continue)

Today’s Featured NCDD Member: Healthy Democracy Oregon

The following post by NCDD members Tyrone Reitman and Elliot Shuford of Healthy Democracy Oregon is part of an ongoing effort to highlight the extraordinary people and groups involved in the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD). We encourage you to add a comment here today (or anywhere else you see a post about this).  Tyrone and Elliot will be watching NCDD’s blog, listserv, facebook and other social media, and will respond to any questions or comments you have. — Hi, NCDD Community – […] (continue)

Welcome to July’s new NCDD members!

11 new members joined the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) during the month of July: 1 organizational member and 10 individuals (2 dues-paying and 8 non-dues). 2 non-dues members became full dues-paying members, and 22 of our dues-paying members renewed their memberships (1 organization and 21 individuals). Thanks everybody, and welcome to our new members! We post these monthly summaries not only to welcome our new members and to thank those who re-upped, but also to help members connect with one another. Click […] (continue)

25% discount for NCDD members on new Dotmocracy handbook

NCDD member Jason Diceman, a Senior Public Consultation Coordinator with the City of Toronto, has released a new version of his Dotmocracy Handbook: A simple tool to help large groups find agreement. The Dotmocracy Handbook provides a unique set of easy-to-follow instructions for finding useful agreements among many people. At its core is the deceptively simple Dotmocracy sheet, which is a paper based facilitation tool designed to provide participants with equal opportunity to contribute to a reliable and transparent large group decision-making process. C2D2’s Rob […] (continue)

Boost your Dialogue Skills & Credentials

NCDD member Paul Weisman is sponsoring a one-day dialogue workshop followed by a two-day certification program in Jacksonville, Florida on July 26-28, and he invites NCDD members to participate at a discounted rate (10% off). SMART Conversations® is a work that incorporates best practices of thought leaders like Stephen Covey, Daniel Goleman, David Bohm and William Isaacs. After the certification, you will be able to more confidently facilitate public engagement events, strategic planning sessions, business meetings and all types of conversations that would benefit from […] (continue)

Today’s NCDD Confab Call: "Online Engagement" Using Maestro

Nearly 80 people joined us today for our latest NCDD Confab call where we discussed online engagement through a World Cafe-style conversation using Maestro, a conference call / online tool that combines traditional conference call features with the ability to create small group conversations among the participants of the same call.  Teresa Bidlake, of Concepts Captured, was kind enough to offer her services as graphic recorder and provided us with the wonderful visual recording above.  The conversation is being continued online at the newly re-activated […] (continue)

Don’t forget to register for tomorrow’s NCDD Confab on online engagement

Lots of people have signed up for tomorrow’s “NCDD Confab” (June 30th, 12 noon to 1:45pm EST), but it’s not too late to register! Our confabs provide members and potential members of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) a chance to network with one another while delving into an important issue in our field. Register at the following link (once you register, you’ll receive call-in details): http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/Z2KU79UCR6ZLSQ4 Tomorrow, we’ll be using Maestro conference call software to run a World Cafe on the topic […] (continue)

NCDD Discount for Art of Convening Core TeleTraining

Patricia Neal of Heartland, Inc. has asked us to let our community know about the special summer rate (for July-September 2010) of $495 (regularly $550-595) they are offering to NCDD members for their next “Art of Convening” teletraining. The Art of Convening – Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings & Conversations In an age of reduced travel budgets and reliance on effective, virtual communication, the AoC adds crucial capacities to leaders who are conveners/facilitators of conversations and meetings that matter and work. Not just another meeting methodology, the Art of […] (continue)

Four new regional listservs for D&Ders in DC, Boston, Cascadia and Austin

People involved in dialogue and deliberation work in the following regions can take advantage of NCDD’s free (of course!) discussion lists: In and around Boston, Massachusetts Cascadia region (Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia) Washington, DC metro area Central Texas (Austin and beyond) Colorado Northern California (Bay Area and beyond) Four of the listservs are brand new (the Colorado and Northern California lists have been around for a while), and we encourage you to subscribe and send a quick introductory message to the list. NCDD members […] (continue)

Registration open for NCDD Confab on online D&D – June 30 at noon EST

Our next “NCDD Confab” is scheduled for Wednesday, June 30th from 12:00 noon to 1:45 pm Eastern (9am Pacific), and I invite everyone interested in the topic (and connecting with NCDDers) to join us!  We’ll be using Maestro conference call software to run a World Cafe on the topic of online engagement. Registration is open at this link, and I recommend you register today (once you register, you’ll receive call-in details): http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/Z2KU79UCR6ZLSQ4 Our host for this Confab is new NCDD member Amy Lenzo of the […] (continue)