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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.

NCDD Discount on NYC Dialogue Conference

I hope to see many NCDDers at the Network for Peace through Dialogue conference this summer in New York City.  I’ll be there, speaking during the opening evening plenary (along with Geraldine Ferraro!) and giving a workshop the next day on moving from dialogue to action. The conference, which takes place June 12th and 13th at Marymount Manhattan College, is designed for community groups, peace workers, practitioners, researchers, teachers, students and anyone who struggles to bring people with different viewpoints together. Registration is now open, […] (continue)

NCDD Discount on Leadership in a Self-Organizing World Conference

Here is a special message for NCDD members from Peggy Holman about the extraordinary upcoming conference, Leadership in a Self-Organizing World… With so much upheaval happening today, there are many exciting experiments underway that shed light on new forms of organizing.  On May 14-17, we are bringing together people from a variety of sectors including corporations, nonprofits, education, government, communities, and the arts.  We have much to learn from each other.  And as practitioners with conversational forms, NCDD members are at the heart of this type […] (continue)

Pre-Conference Training Proposals Due for 2009 IAP2 Conference

Proposals for pre-conference trainings are due TOMORROW (Friday, February 27th) by noon GMT for the 17th Annual IAP2 conference in San Diego, California this September 21st through 23rd. Facilitators of pre-conference trainings set their own participant fees for their trainings. The theme for this year’s International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) conference is Making Sustainable Decisions: The Price and Promise of Public Participation. As a Conference Partner, NCDD is playing a major role in the San Diego conference and we hope to have a large […] (continue)

Call for proposals for this year’s Engaging The Other conference

The 4th Annual International Conference on “Engaging The Other:” The Power of Compassion is taking place November 13-15 in San Mateo, California (outside San Francisco), and we encourage all NCDDers interested in conflict resolution and intergroup relations to attend! NCDD is co-sponsoring this event with the Common Bond Institute and the International Humanistic Psychology Association, and registration will be discounted for NCDD members ($290 rather than $350 for the early rate). Engaging The Other (ETO) is an innovative interdisciplinary conference examining concepts of “The Other” […] (continue)

50% Discount on American Citizens' Summit for NCDD Members

If you haven’t yet joined NCDD, now might be the time… Joseph McCormick of the Transpartisan Alliance is offering a huge 50% discount to all NCDD members who haven’t registered yet for this month’s American Citizens’ Summit in Denver. When you register for the American Citizens’ Summit, choose your registration type (affiliated, unaffiliated, leadership delegate) and a box will pop up asking you to “Enter code here.” Enter “friendfamily” (no quotes) in the box and you will be charged half price. I hope some of […] (continue)

Fielding's 5th Certificate Program in DD&PE Coming Up

Fielding Graduate University’s fifth graduate level Certificate Program in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement is being held this fall (August 15, 2008 through January 15, 2009). I have heard only great things about this program, and I recommend it highly to anyone who wants to earn some credentials in D&D but isn’t quite ready for a doctorate. This distinctive program focuses on recent innovations in dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement featuring outstanding faculty who have played key roles in developing these approaches. It strives for […] (continue)

Sandy & Andy’s visit with Marv & Sandra

On May 20th, Andy and I drove over to Philadelphia to meet with Marv Weisbord and Sandra Janoff – co-founders of the Future Search Network and co-creators of the future search method. For those of you not familiar with it, future search is a great planning method that allows people to discover a set of shared values or themes (common ground) and build new dynamics such as inclusion and collaboration into their organization or community. Future search is not trademarked and is not owned by […] (continue)

Discount on 3-day AI Training in DC for all NCDD Members

A Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry course will be held at the William Penn House in Washington DC May 5th through 7th, and NCDD members are encouraged to attend. Registration is only $150, or $125/person for groups of 4 or more. All NCDD members (whether you’ve paid the membership fee or not) receive a $25 discount (only $100 each for groups of 4+). Appreciative Inquiry is a process of engagement that moves participants through discovery, dreaming, designing and implementing positive change. It is a process that […] (continue)

NCDD Discounts Available for "Essential Skills for Guiding Groups" Program

If you lead meetings in any setting, whether at work or in your community, solid facilitation skills are critical for obtaining successful outcomes. The Competent Facilitator: Essential Skills for Guiding Groups (pdf file), a facilitation workshop, (May 14-16 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Facilitators: Myriam Laberge and Brenda Chaddock) is a three-day experiential program that will give you a practical foundation in facilitation theory and practice. As a competent facilitator, you will be able to use […] (continue)

NCDD Discounts Available for Upcoming Future Search Workshop

This facilitation workshop (March 24-26 at Villanova Conference Center in Radnor, Pennsylvania) is based on the newly released book, “DON’T JUST DO SOMETHING, STAND THERE! Ten Principles for Leading Meetings That Matter,” and is presented by the authors – internationally-known facilitators and Future Search co-creators Sandra Janoff and Marvin Weisbord. The workshop presents a philosophy, theory and method for transforming diverse work groups of all kinds. This seminar, integrating system change and personal growth theories is for experienced leaders who want to increase their capacity […] (continue)

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