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1st Community College Student PB Program Launches in CA

Our friends with the Participatory Budgeting Project – an NCDD member organization – recently announced that Palo Alto College will become the nation’s first community college to open a participatory budgeting process to students in Spring 2016. More young people being exposed to this powerful form of D&D is great news for our field and for the students themselves, and we commend PAC on taking this step!  Learn more in PB’s post below or find the original here. Participatory Budgeting for Community Colleges – Palo Alto College in […] (continue)

Learning from Radio-Supported Dialogues on Hunger in CA

Public radio is a powerful, natural ally to D&D work, but often an under-utilized one, so we’re happy to feature the insights gained from a radio-supported community conversation on hunger that recently took place in CA. The strategies come from NCDD supporting member jesikah maria ross of Capital Public Radio, and we encourage you to read her piece below or find the original here. You can also check out the great toolkit she created to help others start their own conversations using public radio stories. 10 Strategies for Creating Powerful Conversations via Public […] (continue)

Missed the Confab Call on Brain Science? Watch It Now!

Last week, NCDD hosted another installment of our Confab Call series, and we are excited to report back about how great the conversation was. We were joined by around 35 members to hear a wonderful presentation from NCDD members Mary V. Gelinas and Susan Stuart Clark titled Planning from the Inside Out: How Brain Science Supports Constructive Dialogue and Deliberation. You really missed out if you weren’t there with us! Mary & Susan’s talk was incredibly educational and had a lot of useful nuggets of knowledge on what the field of brain science can […] (continue)

Online Facilitation Unconference 2015, Oct. 22-24

We are pleased to share the announcement below about a great online event this Oct. 22-24 that NCDD members get a 30% discount on. NCDD Member Tim Bonnemann of Intellitics shared this announcement via our great Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! As some of you may know, the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is organizing International Facilitation Week this coming week, October 19-25. Its purpose is ”to showcase the power of facilitation […] (continue)

NIFI Seeks Feedback from D&D Field on Issue Guides

The team at the National Issues Forums Institute, one of our NCDD member organizations, is looking for feedback from D&D practitioners on their signature issue guides tools. We encourage NCDD members consider taking a few minutes to fill out their survey so that NIFI can improve these valuable resources for our field. Learn more about the survey in the NIFI post below or find the original here. Please Help Us and Complete Our New Issue Guide Survey Issue guides are at the center of the […] (continue)

Featured D&D Story: University & Community Action for Racial Equity

Today we’re pleased to be featuring another example of dialogue and deliberation in action. This mini case study was submitted by NCDD member Dr. Frank Dukes of the University of Virginia’s Institute for Environmental Negotiation via NCDD’s new Dialogue Storytelling Tool. Do you have a dialogue story that our network could learn from? Add your dialogue story today! Title of Project: University & Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) Description The University and Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) is dedicated to helping the University of Virginia and […] (continue)

Tunisian Dialogue Group Wins 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

The awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is a powerful reminder of the importance of the work of D&D. From improving neighborhoods to preventing civil wars, we are seeing D&D being recognized more and more as a crucial part of how we build a better future together. NCDD joins the rest of the field in congratulating and thanking the Quartet for its work and contributions. You can learn more about the Quartet’s efforts in the US Institute of Peace‘s congratulatory post below, or by […] (continue)

National Civic League Seeks New President

As some of you may have heard recently on our Discussion Listserv, NCDD member Gloria Rubio-Cortes is retiring from her position as president of the National Civic League (NCL) at the end of this year. We are proud to count NCL – one of the nation’s oldest civic organizations – as an NCDD organizational member, and we wish Gloria the best of luck in the her future pursuits. You can read more about Gloria’s legacy at NCL in their announcement about her retirement here. With Gloria’s retirement comes the beginning […] (continue)

Join a Confab Call on Brain Science in D&D THIS Thursday!

As we announced last month, NCDD is hosting another one of our ever-popular Confab Calls this Thursday, October 15th from 2 – 3pm Eastern.  This call is titled Planning from the Inside Out: How Brain Science Supports Constructive Dialogue and Deliberation and will feature the insights of two of our long-time NCDD members on how lessons from brain science can help us plan D&D processes that use emotions skillfully to help groups find common ground while helping us as practitioners be better prepared to play our roles. Make […] (continue)

New Toolkit Streamlines PB Evaluation in N. America

We were excited to learn recently that Public Agenda and the Participatory Budgeting Project – two of our prominent NCDD member organizations – have released a new participatory budgeting evaluation toolkit in collaboration with the North American PB Research Board. The toolkit will help municipalities across the continent document the impacts and effectiveness of their local PB efforts. We encourage you read more about it in the Public Agenda article below or find the original here. Evaluation Matters: A New Toolkit for Assessing Participatory Budgeting For those of […] (continue)