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AAC&U Announces Civic Learning Conference

The American Association of Colleges and Universities has just posted its Fall 2007 conference lineup online. One in particular sounds like it will be of interest to the D & D community: “Civic Learning at the Intersections: U.S. Diversity, Global Education, and Democracy’s Unfinished Work” will be held in in Denver, Colorado from October 18-20, 2007. This conference will highlight current research and promising practices pertaining to the creative integration of civic, diversity, and global work on campus and how this integration can strengthen student […] (continue)

New Book on Public Engagement

Sandy just posted a summary of the book Beyond Public Meetings: Connecting Community Engagement with Decision-Making on NCDD’s Learning Exchange. Written by Vivien Twyford, Max Hardy, John Dengate, Stuart Waters and Dr. Vicki Vaartjes and published by Twyford Consulting, 2007, the book challenges myths and assumptions associated with community engagement. It provides organisations, including all layers of government, with a comprehensive guide to why and how communities can be engaged to make better decisions. Written by five internationally recognized experts in the field of community […] (continue)

New UK Report on Future of Democracy

Cynthia Gibson emailed me today about a new report on the future of democracy from the UK Power Commission called “Power to the People.” She noted that “finally – someone’s asking about the system, rather than continually talking about “apathy.” The 175-page report is the result of the work of a politically diverse commission tasked with questions such as: How can democracy survive when we feel politicians don’t listen? How can politics be revived when fewer and fewer of us support political parties? How can […] (continue)

Job Opening at U. of Denver Center for Community Engagement

I just got an email from Eric Fretz, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at the University of Denver. They have a job opening for Associate Director of the Center, and they’re looking for someone with dialogue and deliberation skills and thought the NCDD network might provide some good applicants… (continue)

New Models for Leadership Conference Brings U.N. to Worcester

A leadership conference that explores new models for businesses and non-profits both here and worldwide will be held at the Beechwood Hotel on Tuesday, May 1, featuring Anwarul K. Chowdhury, the United Nations’ Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) founder and director Virginia Swain also will present the leadership models she developed through the IGL since September 11, 2001. Registration deadline is April 20. (continue)

Global Democracy Group Announces Software Give Away Program

The Institute for 21st Century Agoras is celebrating the life of Hasan Özbekhan with the launch of a Participatory Democracy Software program. Hasan Özbekhan was a distinguished international leader in participatory democracy. His role in establishing the Club of Rome in the 1970′s influenced a generation of peace and sustainability professionals. Participatory Democracy Software is a sociotechnical tool that enables the practice of democracy. The Institute has received a gift of 1000 end user licenses for CogniScope I, the commercial-grade collaborative planning software used worldwide […] (continue)

WJCF Community Facilitation Training Set for May

The Western Justice Center Foundation and the City of Pasadena will present a Community Facilitation Training on May 3-5 and 11-12, 2007 at the Western Justice Center Foundation, 55 S. Grand Ave. The training is aimed at anyone interested in improving their facilitation skills in the areas of interethnic/interracial/intercultural dialogue and in times of community crisis. By taking part in this training, you will be joining a group of volunteer facilitators for community-wide dialogues. Renowned facilitators and trainers Diane Burbie, owner of The ASPIRE Group, […] (continue)

Entries Invited for Youth Prize for Excellence in International Education

Here’s an award for youth that involves some fun, collaboration and cross-cultural learning: The Asia Society (www.asiasociety.org) and the Goldman Sachs Foundation (www2.goldmansachs.com/foundation) have announced the 2007 Goldman Sachs Foundation Youth Prize for Excellence in International Education. The 2007 competition asks students to select a problem or challenge that affects their local community as well as a community outside the United States; to create an in-depth written, audio, video, or animated feature that compares and contrasts how these two communities have addressed the issue; and […] (continue)

Atlanta's Carter Library Holding Public Voice Event

NCDDers – if you live in the Atlanta area, you may be interested in the upcoming Public Voice Event: On Wednesday, May 2nd, 830 a.m., the Carter Library (and four other Presidential Libraries) will have a live feed of the Public Voice from the National Press Club on the National Issues Forum on Energy. (this issue guide is available at www.nifi.org) This event will be free and open to the public. Following the program in D.C. (moderated by Frank Sesno), participants will have an opportunity […] (continue)

Call for participation: Greater Seattle Climate Dialogues

2People (www.2people.org) just wrote to us about their current major project: The Greater Seattle Climate Dialogues is a yearlong campaign of citizen engagement, culminating in a Citizens’ Climate Summit. In addition to the Summit, they will be holding small group dialogues all year. Our goal is to create a quantum change in public understanding of this issue, and to shift the political dynamic of this issue. The science partners are the major climate institutes at the University of Washington, and coalition partners/endorsers include City and […] (continue)