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Posts about all sorts of projects NCDD is involved in.

Vote for the PEP Principles on the Open Gov't Dialogue site!

I’ll post more tomorrow for those not on the NCDD listserv. For now, just wanted to share that I’ve added a post to the new Open Government Dialogue about the Public Engagement Principles NCDD, IAP2 and others worked so hard to create these past months. Please take a moment to go to http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2510-4049 and give the post a thumbs up if you’re willing! (continue)

Save the Date for this Year's C2D2 Conference

Write this in your calendars, folks!  Our sister organization, the Canadian Community for Dialogue & Deliberation (C2D2), is holding their 2009 conference in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) October 22nd through 25th. This will be the third biennial C2D2 conference, and C2D2 is partnering with Toronto Community Housing this year. The conference is an opportunity for sharing experiences, ideas, and research on how collaborative action, planning, problem solving, decision-making and conflict resolution can be empowered through constructive group conversations. (continue)

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)

Update on PEP Project & What You Can Do Now

As many of you know, NCDD has been hosting a collaborative online conversation aimed at developing a set of Core Principles for Public Engagement that most people and organizations in this field can get behind. We’ve been working on this as transparently as possible at www.thataway.org/2009/pep_project/ and many of you have participated. I’ve found it to be a fascinating, fun, and challenging process — but it’s not over yet. (Update:  all PEP info can now be found at www.ncdd.org/pep). We are doing this, in part, […] (continue)

Summary of Listening Session with Obama’s Open Government Initiative

I was invited by Beth Noveck, the director of Obama’s open government initiative, to attend a meeting last Wednesday (March 11) at the White House Conference Center.  The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy was the official convener of this “informal listening session on the implementation of the President’s Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government.”  According to the email inviting me to attend, the session would focus “on the process of crafting the recommendations called for in the Memorandum.   Specifically, we invite you […] (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)

Notes from 1-31-09 Austin Focus Group

On Saturday, January 31st, we conducted an intentionally small focus group with just a few people from the Central Texas conference planning team. Present were Diane Miller, Juli Fellows, Tobin Quereau, Steven Fearing, Patricia Wilson, Taylor Willingham and Terry Crain. We wanted to discuss two things with the focus group: 1. A local D&D network What would you want from a local network of dialogue and deliberation folks? What can NCDD to support a local network? How can we make the network as low-maintenance and […] (continue)

Summary of Demonstration Project Idea

The idea of an NCDD-led “demonstration project” emerged at the 2008 NCDD conference from a two-part workshop titled “How can WE revitalize democracy with D&D?” The workshop was co-led by DeAnna Martin of the Center for Wise Democracy and Adin Rogovin of the Co-Intelligence Institute. The workshop brought together method leaders and practitioners in a dynamically facilitated fishbowl conversation to explore how we can weave together our work to enhance democracy. Workshop attendees were invited to observe the process and a couple of chairs in […] (continue)

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