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New Training: Integrating Collab Tech for Public Participation

This post was submitted by Jason Gershowitz of Kearns & West, and NCDD organizational members, via out Add-to-Blog form. Kearns & West is pleased to announce Integrating Collaborative Technologies into Public Participation: a one-day training on September 22 in collaboration with the International Association for Public Participation’s 2013 North America Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. Participants will learn approaches for integrating collaborative technologies into public participation initiatives. Technologies will be applied in a hands-on format to varying levels of public engagement: Inform, Consult, Involve, Collaborate, and […] (continue)

New Report on E-Petitions and Engagement

We are happy to share a great summary of the new report on government-sponsored e-petitions from long-time NCDD member AmericaSpeaks.  The paper compares e-petition platforms from the US, UK, and Australia, and it’s a useful guide for thinking through the ins and outs of the many different e-petition platforms aimed at helping public engagement specialists make better use of this emerging technology. You can read the full article below, or find the original post on the AmericaSpeaks blog here. Exploring E-Petitions By Elana Goldstein AmericaSpeaks doesn’t often have the […] (continue)

Stakeholder Mapping for Collaboration – A tool for inclusiveness & diversity

This post was submitted by NCDD member Michelle Miller of MMBD Consulting via the Add-to-Blog form at www.ncdd.org/submit. When mapping stakeholders for various initiatives, I found that existing stakeholder maps do not help identify all of the voices in a system – they do not help me as a facilitator in my quest to create the diversity and inclusiveness I need for an initiative. They do not help ensure that the whole system is represented and, even worse, they often use the language of control. […] (continue)

New Public Agenda Paper on Clickers in Deliberation

Here in the 21st Century, technology is continuously shaping and reshaping the way that we engage with each other and how we govern ourselves.  But striking the right balance between using technology to improve our engagement and letting it get in the way can be difficult. That’s why we wanted to share the article below from our friends at Public Agenda (long-time organizational member of NCDD) that shares findings from their new report on a piece of technology that can help practitioners strike that balance correctly while […] (continue)

Reminder: Info call on DDPE certificate program tmw at 6pm Central

The next info call for the DDPE certificate program is taking place tomorrow at 6pm Central (that’s 7pm Eastern or 4pm Pacific). You can sign up for the call here if you’re interested in learning more about the program. The award winning Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement Certificate Program, which is now run by Kansas State University, is a transformative professional development program focused on making wise choices for engagement. NCDD is a ‘Collaborator’ of the program, and NCDD supporting members enjoy a 10% discount on program fees. This year’s […] (continue)

Upcoming Conference Call on Community Vision and Values

We are excited to once again invite you all to join us for a free conference call being hosted by our partners at CommunityMatters and the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design this Thursday, July 25th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm Eastern Time.  This second call in the three-part capacity building series will feature David Hohenschau of the Orton Family Foundation and Peter Flinker of Dodson & Flinker Landscape Architecture and Planning who will share their knowledge and experience around the call’s theme, “Designing for the Vision and Values of Your Community.” If you want your […] (continue)

A Turning Point for the Public Engagement Field?

We live in exciting, challenging and, in many ways, unprecedented times for governance in the U.S.  With massive public budget cuts, political polarization, and historically low levels trust in government intersecting with high unemployment, shifting demographics, and looming climate challenges, substantively involving the public in governance has rarely ever been more difficult or more necessary. But recent developments in California have sparked conversation here at NCDD about how the convergence of these circumstances may be creating a perfect storm in which the use of dialogue, […] (continue)

Busting Myths about Community Health Engagement

We wanted to point folks toward a great article, written by NCDD member Max Hardy of Twyfords (an NCDD org member), that offers insightful reflections about overcoming resistance to community engagement practices in the the professional health care industry.  The article focuses on Max’s experiences in Australia, but there are valuable lessons to be drawn for all of us from his reflections. Think of any challenge in our health system.  Including consumers in a meaningful way is all about addressing those challenges more effectively.  It is […] (continue)

Libraries For Democracy Seeks Funding

The following message was submitted by NCDD member Michael Baldwin of Libraries for Democracy via the Add-to-Blog form… Dear Friends and Colleagues, In 2011, I created Libraries For Democracy (LFD) for the purpose of providing factual, non-partisan, information and political tools citizens need to reclaim American democracy. LFD is a unique, free, information service that can help restore democracy for the common good. LFD recently won the Taylor Willingham Memorial Award for Public Issues Programming from the National Issues Forums Institute. In order to continue […] (continue)

Journal of Public Deliberation seeks new Editor

The Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC) and the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), who work in partnership to jointly support the Journal of Public Deliberation (JPD), are beginning a search to find the next editor for the journal. This peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary publication appeals to practitioners, academics and emerging professionals interested in the public participation around the world. JPD is the leading journal in the rapidly growing field of deliberative public participation. This is a volunteer position which commences on September 15, 2013.  Since there is […] (continue)