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Introducing "NCDD Headlines"

NCDD Headlines is our new, regularly updated collection of dialogue and deliberation news headlines, announcements from the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation and useful links to online resources served via Email, RSS or Twitter from the co-founders of NCDD, Sandy Heierbacher & Andy Fluke. As part of its initiative to highlight useful web tools for the dialogue and deliberation community, NCDD has set up an online “stream of d&d news headlines” leveraging the power of the web tools Twitter (a micro-blogging tool) and Del.icio.us […] (continue)

Announcing Pre-Conference Workshops at NCDD Austin

I wanted to add a post about the great line-up of pre-conference workshops we’ll be offering before the 2008 NCDD conference in Austin this October. It’s a diverse selection of workshops from some of the most well-respected people/programs in the field. And if you haven’t been to an NCDD conference before, this list can give you an idea of the kinds of workshops we offer at our conferences. Full-day workshops (only $95): Managing Difficult Conversations: An Introduction to Group Dialogue Processes (Cathey Capers and Leilani […] (continue)

Message for All NCDDers in Higher Ed

Nancy Thomas, Executive Director of The Democracy Imperative, recently surveyed all NCDD members affiliated with colleges and universities to see what level of involvement in NCDD they have, and whether they have interest in additional services and opportunities from NCDD and from The Democracy Imperative. Here are the results of the survey and Nancy’s recommendations for next steps… (continue)

Sign the November 5th Coalition Declaration!

Are you tired of the same old politics? So are we. And so are millions of other Americans, who, polls show, are frustrated by campaigns and politics dominated by mudslinging, sound bites, money, and polarizing partisanship. But the answer isn’t to walk away. More participation is. We need to put people back into politics. And we need to start now. The good news is that there’s a new national coalition focused on doing just that. It’s called the November 5th Coalition, named to send the […] (continue)

Call for Submissions for DIAC Online Deliberation Conference

NCDD is a Partner of “DIAC-2008/OD2008” – a conference on online deliberation sponsored by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility and UC Berkeley School of Information. This year’s theme is “Tools for Participation: Collaboration, Deliberation, and Decision Support. The conference will take place June 26-29, 2008 at the University of California – Berkeley. If you are working in online deliberation, you may want to consider submitting a paper or workshop proposal for consideration… (continue)

Write an Op-Ed on Edwards' "One Democracy Initiative"!

On Saturday, October 13th, Senator and Presidential Candidate John Edwards gave a speech in Keene, New Hampshire that could have a major impact on our field. In his speech, he called for the creation of “Citizen Congresses” that would regularly convene one million Americans in national deliberations on critical policy issues. These congresses are part of his One Democracy Initiative, which references AmericaSpeaks’ and Study Circles’ work, as well as Deliberation Day and the newly-formed November 5th Coalition. AmericaSpeaks’ Joe Goldman was contacted by the […] (continue)

Host One of “20,000 Dialogues”

Watch a film… Make a friend… Make peace happen… 20,000 Dialogues is a nationwide initiative bringing interfaith dialogue into the hands of ordinary people who want to make a positive difference. NCDD is partnering with 20,000 Dialogues to encourage you to join a nationwide campaign to bring people of different faiths together using films about Muslims to stimulate discussion and promote understanding. Host a dialogue in your living room, at your school, or with your congregation. Do it during lunch with your coworkers or with […] (continue)

C2D2 Early Bird Registration Ends Sept. 30

As many of you know, the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2) is holding its second conference this November in Vancouver, BC, Canada. From Nov 12-14, the conference will gather D&D practitioners, researchers and policymakers to talk about the theme “Facing Complex Issues Together.” (Check out the program at: http://www.c2d2.ca/default.aspx?DN=707,699,32,Documents). The early bird registration discount, which reduces conference fees by $100, ends on September 30th — so now is the time to register! C2D2 was inspired by the work of NCDD, and the two […] (continue)

Just for Fun…

I can add something frivolous once in a while, right? This is a blog, after all. I just couldn’t resist sharing the Simpsonized version of Andy and I – the powercouple behind NCDD. You can get your own Simpsonized image at www.simpsonizeme.com if you’d like to. This post is right in line with our goofy mood here today. Andy, Joy and I are starting to add our members to the new NCDD Members Network – an interactive members directory that, because it runs on social […] (continue)

Sandy and the Traubmans Interviewed for NYC Radio Show

On Wednesday morning, I was interviewed by Dena Kolbert for her live program “City Watch” on WBAI Radio – a listener supported, non-commercial radio station for New York City’s Peace and Justice Community. I had the opportunity to talk about dialogue and deliberation (what they are, how they relate to each other) and to introduce the four streams of D&D practice (exploration, conflict transformation, decision-making and collaborative action). Dena had attended a workshop I gave on “deciding when to use which D&D methods” at the Network […] (continue)

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