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Case Foundation Seeking "Citizen Reviewers" for New Grants Program

Cynthia Gibson asked us to share an announcement from the Case Foundation with the NCDD network. The Case Foundation is looking for some folks to serve as external reviewers for the first part of its new grantmaking effort focused on igniting citizen-centered community work across the country (a very exciting development!). And it’s doing it in a way that reflects a citizen-centered approach by involving people outside the foundation in every part of the process, starting with reviewing Letters of Intent (LOIs). The Foundation has […] (continue)

IJP2 Seeking Expressions of Interest for Editorial Board

The International Journal of Public Participation is an online, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information among researchers, practitioners, decision-makers, and citizens about public participation and its impact around the world. The IJP2 is seeking experienced scholars and practitioners to sit on the journal’s Editorial Board. The Editorial Board is a “hands-on” working group that finalizes and implements the Editorial Policy through decisions regarding content and the selection of peer reviewers. Candidates should be able and willing to devote approximately one hour per week […] (continue)

AmericaSpeaks Seeking Research Director for Democracy Lab

AmericaSpeaks (www.americaspeaks.org) is looking to hire a Director for its Democracy Lab for Research and Innovation. AmericaSpeaks’ Democracy Lab has built an impressive track record in the field of civic engagement over the last five years. This newly created position is an extraordinary growth opportunity for an entrepreneurial professional to strengthen the Lab within the context of a vibrant, growing nonprofit committed to engaging citizen voices in local, regional, and national governance. The Democracy Lab Director would strengthen the research and evaluation activities within the […] (continue)

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)