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Davenport Institute’s 2012 grants for CA public engagement

Here are some details about the 2012 Public Engagement Grant Program run by the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at Pepperdine University (formerly Common Sense California). The grant is open to municipalities and civic organizations in California.  This year, the Davenport Institute will be awarding 2-4 grants, with a maximum individual grant amount of $20,000 for a total of around $50,000 in funded consulting services. Prior to beginning their public engagement campaign, grantees will receive training and consultation from the Davenport Institute to build understanding […] (continue)

Fall 2012 IAP2 certificate training events

If you work in communications, public relations, public affairs, planning, public outreach and understanding, community development, advocacy, or lobbying, the IAP2 certificate training given by The League of Extraordinary Trainers will help you to increase your skills and to be of even greater value to your employer. New in 2012: Dues-paying NCDD members receive a 10% discount ($315/training day) on all trainings — and a 20% ($280/training day) discount if you register by the Early Bird Deadline. Upcoming Fall trainings: BOSTON September 17-21, 2012 Trainer: Wendy Green […] (continue)

Check Out this Fantastic Online Deliberation Infographic

Usually we only highlight accompanying graphs or artwork when featuring new books, or teaching tools, or other really great resources, but I want to turn that around and share the following fantastic infographic created by Laura Black and Amy Lee for a recent paper focused on the current state of online deliberation… The graphic accompanies a really interesting Kettering Foundation working paper that we just added to to the NCDD Resource Center,  The Promise and Problems of Online Deliberation by Laura W. Black, an assistant professor […] (continue)

How Should Higher Education Help Us Create the Society We Want?

In April, the National Issues Forums began encouraging dialogues focused on the role of higher ed in our society centered around their latest issue guide Shaping Our Future: How Should Higher Education Help Us Create the Society We Want? — recently featured in NCDD’s resource center.  Last week they posted more information about future plans for the issue guide and the topic, and are encouraging involvement across the country.  From their latest announcement… Are you concerned about the rising cost of higher education? Are the […] (continue)

Deliberative Democracy Around the World

The Kettering Foundation posted the following interviews with Ruby Quantson, a development consultant from Ghana, to their Vimeo channel a couple months ago. They share a specific example of using deliberation to support capacity development efforts of small-scale farmers, look at how public deliberation is being used at the local, national, and international level and include a few words about moving from deliberation to action… Additional videos with Ghana development consultant Ruby Quantson: Deliberative Democracy Around the World, Part II Challenges at the Local and […] (continue)

Chicago Mayor creates Office of Public Engagement

Interesting public engagement news out of Chicago this week.  From the Chicago Sun-Times (June 23rd)… Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Saturday the creation of the Office of Public Engagement, which is designed to connect residents to city resources. Felicia Davis, the mayor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, will head the new office. The department will work with the Office of New Americans, Commission on Human Relations, Faith Outreach, Civic Engagement and Service and Chicago Alternative Policing Strategies, as well as external and community affairs representatives from city […] (continue)

Welsh Government Endorses Engagement Principles

In light of our collective work creating the Core Principles for Public Engagement a couple of years ago, we thought this news from Wales would be of interest… Originally endorsed by the Welsh government last year, the National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales were developed under the guidance of Participation Cymru’s Advisory Panel and are aimed at Public Service organisations across all sectors, with the goal to offer a consistent approach and good standard for public engagement across Wales (a list of Welsh agencies utilizing these […] (continue)

NPR clip on Chicago’s participatory budgeting process

Check out NPR’s fantastic new piece on Participatory Budgeting in Chicago’s 49th Ward, and hear the story of Robin McPherson’s water park. Joe Moore, the alderman in Chicago’s 49th Ward, became the first elected official in the country to hand over the purse strings to his constituents in 2009. Three years later, the “participatory budgeting” experiment is still attracting in new residents to planning meetings. Listen to “Chicago Ward Gives Budgetary Power To The People” or read the story at this link. Also — please […] (continue)

Updates on Open Gov Activities

As NCDD’s representative to the White House’s Open Government Initiative, I have attended some informative meetings and phone calls in the past month.  The purpose of this blog post is to share information about how you can get engaged and to hear your ideas for how NCDD can help to continue shaping the Open Government Initiative. The hub of open government activity at the federal level is the US’s action plan of 26 commitments to the international Open Government Partnership. The commitments that are most […] (continue)

Securing the future of the nation’s benchmark deliberative democracy reform

Healthy Democracy Oregon’s ground-breaking Citizens’ Initiative Review sets the benchmark for deliberative reform and is becoming recognized as a national standard for reforming the initiative process – but its future is at stake. Based upon the pioneering work of the Jefferson Center’s Citizen Jury method of public deliberation, the CIR employs a randomly-selected, demographically-balanced panel to hear testimony on a ballot measure, deliberate and then publish its findings in the statewide voters’ pamphlet as the Citizens’ Statement — a trusted alternative to the spin and […] (continue)