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Welcoming February’s new NCDD members

In February, NCDD gained 1 new organizational member, 10 new individual members (6 dues-paying and 4 non-dues-paying) and 14 of our dues-paying members renewed their memberships (2 organizations and 12 individuals). Welcome to our new members, and thank you to all those who re-upped! Our new organization member is Politalk (Contact: Tim Erickson).  Tim has been an individual member since 2002 and upgraded his membership. Our new 6 dues-paying individual members are Stephanie Miller, Executive Director at the Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia David […] (continue)

Audio from NCDD Confab on Haiti

We wanted to share the audio from Thursday’s NCDD Confab call. The call focused on the role of dialogue & deliberation practitioners and organizations in Haiti, and in disaster recovery in general.  Featured guests were BJ Diamond of the Global Facilitator Service Corps (GFSC) and John Engle, co-founder of Haiti Partners. Larry Schooler initiated and facilitated the call. BJ talked with us about GFSC’s work helping communities deal with crises.  John Engle was kind enough to call in from Haiti,  to tell us about his […] (continue)

Join us for NCDD Confab on Haiti tomorrow at 2pm EST

Join us tomorrow (Thursday) from 2-3 pm EST (11 am Pacific) for an “NCDD Confab” call on the role of dialogue & deliberation practitioners and organizations in Haiti, and in disaster recovery in general.  Featured guests on the call are BJ Diamond and Marieann Shovlin of the Global Facilitator Service Corps and John Engle, co-founder of Haiti Partners, and Larry Schooler will facilitate. BJ and Marieann will talk about GFSC’s work helping communities deal with crises.  John Engle will talk with us about his work […] (continue)

Project on Civic Reflection Facilitation Training Workshop

Catherine Tufariello at the Project on Civic Reflection at Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, Indiana) wanted to share this announcement with the NCDD community (note the NCDD discount on this already reasonably-priced training!)… From volunteers to educators, nonprofit leaders to community organizers, civic reflection discussions engage participants seeking to make a difference in the world.  If you are interested in learning to facilitate civic reflection discussions, consider attending the Project on Civic Reflection‘s next Facilitation Training Workshop.  The two-day workshop, to be held at Columbia College in […] (continue)

Audio from yesterday’s NCDD Confab on online conferences

We held our first “NCDD Confab” yesterday, and we want to thank our featured guests and everyone who participated!  We had close to 20 people on the call, and you can listen to the audio by clicking below if you’re interested (press the play button or download the mp3 file).  NCDD member Beth Offenbacker from PublicDecisions was our featured guest, and she talked with us about the upcoming Including the Excluded Online Conference (March 2-4) and about online conferences in general. Audio:  NCDD Confab – […] (continue)

Welcoming January’s new NCDD members

In January, NCDD gained 11 new individual members (5 dues-paying and 6 non-dues-paying) and 13 of our dues-paying members renewed their memberships (4 organizations and 8 individuals).  Welcome to our new members, and thank you to those who re-upped! Our new dues-paying individual members are: Myles Alexander, Research Assistant for the Community and Economic Development Laboratory at the University of Illinois John Inman, Doctoral Student in Human and Organization Systems at the Fielding Graduate University Pat Bonner, Lead Staff of Public Involvement/Collaboration for the US […] (continue)

NCDD Confab with Beth Offenbacker next Wed. 3:30 pm

All NCDD members are welcome to join us on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3:30-4:00 Eastern for the first in a new series of “NCDD Confabs” — conference calls for NCDD members where we’ll explore dialogue & deliberation’s role in current issues, learn about exciting projects and interesting methods from fellow NCDD members, and just get to know each other a little better. At this first NCDD Confab call on the 17th, we asked NCDD member Beth Offenbacker from PublicDecisions to talk with us about the […] (continue)

"SMART Conversations" Workshop and Facilitator Certification

Learn what SMART Conversations are and how to have them. In this workshop on Monday, April 19th, discover how to engage yourself and others in dialogue, productive conversations that build trust and respect, foster a participative environment, encourage authenticity, invite all perspectives and have a bias for action. Dialogue is essential for building consensus, encouraging public engagement, enhancing organizational effectiveness and sparking creativity and innovation. If you need to train others in the conversation style of dialogue, join us for the optional two-day facilitator certification […] (continue)

Reflecting on NCDD in 2009

The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) moved in some new directions in 2009, in large part in response to President Obama’s focus on open government and citizen participation. Our work with the Open Government Initiative and on the Principles for Public Engagement both invigorated our membership and raised NCDD’s profile and status in many people’s eyes. NCDD continues to be one of the most trusted organizations in the field of public engagement, and seems to have more respect in the field now than […] (continue)

Attendees at 2010 Stakeholder Engagement Online Conference can Support NCDD & Save!

NCDD is a Conference Affiliate for the Including the Excluded Online Conference that will take place March 2-4, 2010. This unique online conference will be focused on Social Inclusion, Social/Environmental Justice and Accessibility, and will feature interactive presentations, networking and more. A portion of your registration supports NCDD, so be sure to use the NCDD discount code (“NCDDspecial”) when you register, so you can save $40 and support NCDD at the same time!  Registration for NCDD members is just $139. Here is the latest press […] (continue)

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