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FREE registration for next Tuesday’s Virtual Gov’t Innovators Summit

Steve Ressler sent an announcement to the NCDD Discussion list tonight.  Steve is Founder and President of GovLoop.com, an online social network with over 60,000 members. We at GovLoop are hosting a big free virtual conference next Tuesday (September 10th) — the Virtual Government Innovators Summit. Figured it might interest folks who: Are curious about running a virtual conference and want to see one (also happy to talk more about our lessons on virtual engagements any time) Are interested in the topics (one of the trainings […] (continue)

Job, Internships, Facilitator Opportunities with Participatory Budgeting

This post was submitted by Josh Lerner of the Participatory Budgeting Project via the Add-to-Blog form. There are several new job, internship, and volunteer opportunities with the participatory budgeting programs in New York City and Chicago. Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. In New York, over 15,000 residents will decide how to spend around $12 million over the next year. In Chicago, over 3,000 residents will decide how to spend $5 million. […] (continue)

Workshop on Building Trust through Civil Dialogue at National CSG meeting

This post was submitted by supporting member Ted Celeste, former Ohio State Representative and initiator of the Next Generation initiative of the National Institute for Civil Discourse. After a year of development, I will be co-facilitating a workshop and introducing several new practical modules at the annual national meeting of the Council of State Governments in Kansas City this month. This hands-on workshop was developed specifically for legislators around the country. Learn more at the CSG website at www.csg.org/2013nationalconference/Civility.aspx. Ted Celeste served in the Ohio Legislature from […] (continue)

Participate in research on public participation and win $50

Research is underway to understand how participants perceive communication in public participation processes. With funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Social and Environmental Research Institute has developed a short online survey. We need your help to spread the word about this important research. Publics, stakeholders, or experts who are taking part in any public participation process are eligible. Please share this invitation widely. There is a drawing for several $50 cash awards. Take the survey on a smartphone or computer at: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/Publicparticipation/ Thomas […] (continue)

IAP2 2013 North America Conference: September 22-24 in Salt Lake City, UT

This post was submitted by Tim Bonnemann of Intellitics, Inc., an organizational member of NCDD. For anyone still undecided about attending what’s shaping up to be another great IAP2 conference, here are a few quick links to help win you over: Conference at a glance (PDF) Pre-conference training program Huge focus on tech this year! (Tech Fair, IAP2 Talks & concurrent sessions) Discount for NCDD members (only $600 vs. the current regular rate of $750, use discount code “FRIEND”)! Any questions, please contact info@iap2usa.org. Hope to see […] (continue)

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)