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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)

Report on the Youth Dialogue Project

Deborah Goldblatt, director of the Youth Dialogue Project (YDP) submitted the following reflections on the YDP at NCDD Austin. Sponsored by the Rockrose Institute, the YDP’s goal is to ensure that the voices of young leaders are included in creative and innovative ways. To this end, the YDP hosted three inter-related sessions at the conference: one workshop for people under 30, one for people over 30, and a trans-generational sub-plenary session. The first session and the sub-plenary were co-designed and hosted by six young leaders […] (continue)

Public Engagement Advisors to the Next POTUS

The November 5th Coalition is asking the D&D community… “Who should be invited to serve as advisors to the next President on issues of public engagement and democratic governance? What specific issues and challenges should these advisors focus on?” Please follow this link – www.surveyconsole.com/console/TakeSurvey?id=489582 – to a brief survey that will allow you to tell them what you think. The November 5th Coalition is an all-partisan alliance (including NCDD!) committed to civic partnerships that address our biggest challenges. The Coalition is named for the […] (continue)

"Engaging the Other" Conference Coming up in San Mateo, CA

The 3rd Annual International Conference on “ENGAGING THE OTHER:” The Power of Compassion will take place September 4-7, 2008 in San Francisco (San Mateo), California, USA. This international, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary conference examines concepts of “The OTHER” from a universal, cross-cultural perspective to promote wider public dialogue about concepts of “Us and Them.” NCDD is an official endorsing organization of this important conference. This extraordinary conference will address the roots of fear-based belief systems and stereotypes, prejudice, polarization, enemy images, and artificial barriers of misunderstanding and […] (continue)

The visual National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

Generated from our “About Us” text using the “word clouds” tool at Wordle (wordle.net)… (continue)

On the Media, Dialogue & Deliberation

Recently a couple of news items have caught my attention as exemplary of what NCDD’s Dialogue Bureau concept aspired to achieve. Readers might recall that during 2004 and 2005, NCDD sponsored research into the feasibility of a service that would: 1) assist news outlets make better use of dialogue and deliberation techniques to augment reporting; 2) help dialogue and deliberation practitioners make better use of partnerships with news outlets; and 3) help track and promote dialogue and deliberation in the news. This week, two news […] (continue)

Central Texas D&D Summit Set for Saturday

The Central Texas Team for the 2008 NCDD Conference is co-hosting an innovative gathering at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin this Saturday (April 19th) called the “Central Texas Dialogue & Deliberation Summit: Learning from Practice.” The half-day, highly interactive event will bring together people from Central Texas who use dialogic and deliberative group processes to solve tough problems and build relationships in the region. The University of Texas Center for Sustainable Development’s Civic Engagement Initiative, The UT Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, Texas […] (continue)

Can A Mural Change A School?

During the weekend of April 11-13, more than a dozen Twinfield staff, parents and students helped to sort, record, and mount the more than 450 “Peace Tiles” that would compose a new mural in the school’s cafeteria. The Peace Tiles – individual collages on 8-inch square wood panel – each responded to the question, “What is my place?” This question, asked in a series of discussion forums, was intended to deepen thinking about three aspects of place: the people, institutions, and geographies that shape our […] (continue)

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)