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Posts about public participation.

Upcoming CommunityMatters call on Participatory Budgeting

Update:  Registration for this call is now open at https://www.orton.org/civicrm/event/info?id=62 (sign up soon, as our last couple of CM calls have had to be capped!) Our friends at CommunityMatters — a partnership of seven leading organizations in the fields of community building and deliberative democracy (including NCDD!) — would like to invite all interested NCDD members to participate in a conference call on Participatory Budgeting on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14th) from 4-5pm Eastern.  This installment of the CommunityMatters conference call series will feature insights from two […] (continue)

Latest issue of JPD focuses on participatory budgeting

The latest edition of the Journal of Public Deliberation (released December 2012) focuses on participatory budgeting and its spread across the globe. Guest editors of the issue are long-time NCDD supporting member Janette Hartz-Karp from Curtin University, Australia, and Brian Wampler from Boise State University. Janette and Brian brought together an interesting and distinguished range of authors, as you can see from the list of articles below. Here’s how JPD introduces the issue: Since its humble beginnings in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre in the early 1990s, Participatory Budgeting (PB) […] (continue)

RFP for IAP2 Innovation Project Review

The International Association for Public Participation just issued an RFP (max $15,000) for public participation practitioners to work with their Board to get their Innovation Project back on track and complete. Significant work has already gone into the Innovation Project over the past couple of years, which is focused on revising the structure, teaching and learning materials of IAP2’s flagship Certificate Program in Public Participation. IAP2 is looking for someone with a good understanding of the IAP2 Certificate course. The person or group selected will […] (continue)

Call for Proposals for EPA’s 2013 Community Involvement Training Conference

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 13th Community Involvement Training Conference is planned for Boston, Massachusetts in Late Summer 2013. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Next Generation of Community Involvement” and the goal is to provide an exceptional conference that both informs and trains EPA staff as well as Agency stakeholders and partners in best practices to enhance community involvement. Learn more about the conference and the call for proposals at http://www.epa.gov/ciconference/cfp_instructions.htm (continue)

New IAP2 Training Events in 2013, presented by The League of Extraordinary Trainers (LET)

Here’s a training announcement from our friends at the League of Extraordinary Trainers (LET). Dues-paying NCDD members receive a 10% discount ($315 per training day) on all LET trainings (20% if you register by the early bird deadline. If you work in communications, public relations, public affairs, planning, public outreach and understanding, community development, advocacy, or lobbying, this training will help you to increase your skills and to be of even greater value to your employer. This is your chance to join the many thousands of […] (continue)

Today & Tomorrow Only! Free e-Book of “The Moment of Oh!”

Attention Amazon Kindle users!  Don’t miss out on a great opportunity from NCDD organizational member, CivilSay!  Today and tomorrow, you can download a free copy of The Moment of OH! by John Blakinger and Greg Ranstrom on to your Kindle e-Book reader.  Not a Kindle user?  Well, you can still order a copy of their “guide to help communities make tough decisions” at Amazon.com or visit their website where each chapter will be posted on their blog through April 2013.  Here’s a little more about the book… The Moment of […] (continue)

Fifth annual Summer Institute for Civic Studies coming up in July

Here’s an announcement from Peter Levine, director of Director of CIRCLE (the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement) and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Tufts University. Note the cost of tuition (it’s FREE!) — I hadn’t realized that before myself. The fifth annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies (http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/circle/summer-institute/) will be an intensive, two-week, interdisciplinary seminar bringing together advanced graduate students, faculty, and practitioners from diverse fields of study. Organized by Peter Levine, Tisch College, and Karol Sołtan, University of […] (continue)

New Issue Guides from the National Issues Forums

The National Issues Forums Institite (nifi.org) has recently released several new issue guides of note.  “Sustaining Ourselves: How Can We Best Meet the Needs of Today and Tomorrow?” looks at the impact our lives have on the future of this country; “Right From the Start” examines the developement of children in their first four years; and “Bullying: How Should Schools Address this Growing Problem?” & “Bullying: What is it? How do we prevent it?”  continues the work of NIFI and its partners in this critical area. If you are interested in […] (continue)

Launch of YourWordsCount.org

If you were among the participants in last month’s NCDD conference in Seattle, this news will not come as a surprise to you, because our longtime colleague, Carolyn Lukensmeyer shared it during her plenary speech.  The National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona, which recently welcomed Carolyn as their first Executive Director, has just launched a website to engage citizens in promoting civil discourse. I encourage you to visit www.YourWordsCount.org.  Check out the webinar given by Carolyn, Tom Daschle and Jim Kolbe or take one […] (continue)

League of Extraordinary Trainers offering IAP2 Certificate Training this December

If you work in communications, public relations, public affairs, planning, public outreach and understanding, community development, advocacy, or lobbying, the NEW IAP2 Certificate Training, presented by The League of Extraordinary Trainers (one of our Partners for the 2012 NCDD conference), will help you to increase your skills and to be of even greater value to your employer. This is your chance to join the many thousands of practitioners worldwide who have completed the International Association for Public Participation certificate training. Presented by respected trainer Lewis Michaelson, the […] (continue)