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Submissions Due Next Monday for IAP2 Core Values Awards

Consider submitting a program or organization for IAP2‘s International Core Values Awards.  This is a great opportunity to get lots of additional PR and accolades for successful dialogue and deliberation efforts.  Submissions are due next Monday (June 8th), and at this point your chances are pretty good since there are only 4 submissions so far!  (I’m one of this year’s judges, as the awards will be presented at the San Diego IAP2 conference this September and NCDD is a Partner.) The IAP2 Core Values Awards […] (continue)

NCDD Members’ Contributions to the Open Gov’t Dialogue

Here are direct links to the NCDD contributions I know of (so far) to the White House’s Open Government Dialogue at http://opengov.ideascale.com. Let’s support each other’s ideas by taking care to “vote up” the posts you agree with that have been submitted by members of our community!  I’ll keep adding new links to NCDDers’ posts to the blog, so please email them to me. Ask Federal Agencies to Adopt the Core Principles for Public Engagement (Sandy Heierbacher) – http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2510-4049 Utilize the NCDD network for facilitators, […] (continue)

White House Office of Public Engagement Launched!

Here is some incredible breaking news for our field… The White House announced today that the White House Office of Public Liaison is being tasked with an expanded mission, and a new name:  the Office of Public Engagement!  In his video announcement about OPE, President Obama said “This office will seek to engage as many Americans as possible in the difficult work of changing this country, through meetings and conversations with groups and individuals held in Washington and across the country.” The current leadership will […] (continue)

Free eDemocracy Gathering This Weekend in D.C.

This Sunday, April 19, there will be a one-day eDemocracyCamp with a particular focus on e-participation (using the internet to support public participation) at George Washington University, The Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet (IPDI) and The Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street, NW / Washington, DC 20052 (USA). The goal of the gathering is to connect government officials, researchers, developers, practitioners, and regular citizens for a day of intense collaboration and knowledge sharing. Co-sponsored by […] (continue)

Federal Agency Managers and Staff Weigh-In on Open Govt Agenda

Here’s an important announcement Joe Goldman sent me last week.  Joe is Vice President of Citizen Engagement at AmericaSpeaks. Four leading organizations in our field very recently convened a two-day meeting with 34 Federal Managers from 23 different agencies and offices across the federal government.  The meeting, called the Champions of Participation conference, focused on what can be done to increase and improve the use of face-to-face participation and collaboration by federal agencies. Here is Joe’s introduction, followed by the official announcement.  It is hoped […] (continue)

Update on PEP Project & What You Can Do Now

As many of you know, NCDD has been hosting a collaborative online conversation aimed at developing a set of Core Principles for Public Engagement that most people and organizations in this field can get behind. We’ve been working on this as transparently as possible at www.thataway.org/2009/pep_project/ and many of you have participated. I’ve found it to be a fascinating, fun, and challenging process — but it’s not over yet. (Update:  all PEP info can now be found at www.ncdd.org/pep). We are doing this, in part, […] (continue)

Summary of Listening Session with Obama’s Open Government Initiative

I was invited by Beth Noveck, the director of Obama’s open government initiative, to attend a meeting last Wednesday (March 11) at the White House Conference Center.  The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy was the official convener of this “informal listening session on the implementation of the President’s Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government.”  According to the email inviting me to attend, the session would focus “on the process of crafting the recommendations called for in the Memorandum.   Specifically, we invite you […] (continue)

New Zealand Gov't Seeks YOUR Feedback

Crispin Butteriss posted this to NCDD’s FaceBook group a couple of weeks ago: The New Zealand government (Office for the Community & Voluntary Sector) is looking for feedback from community engagement professionals on the its discussion paper, “It’s More than Talk.” An online forum can be found at www.bangthetable.com/BBGE. (continue)

Pre-Conference Training Proposals Due for 2009 IAP2 Conference

Proposals for pre-conference trainings are due TOMORROW (Friday, February 27th) by noon GMT for the 17th Annual IAP2 conference in San Diego, California this September 21st through 23rd. Facilitators of pre-conference trainings set their own participant fees for their trainings. The theme for this year’s International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) conference is Making Sustainable Decisions: The Price and Promise of Public Participation. As a Conference Partner, NCDD is playing a major role in the San Diego conference and we hope to have a large […] (continue)

GovLoop.com – a social network for gov't types

I just joined an interesting social network called GovLoop, that I heard about through NCDD member Stephan Buckley. Govloop is “the premier social network connecting the government community,” and you are encouraged to join if you are: a government employee, a public policy student or professor, a good government organization, or a government contractor with good intentions. Thought some of you deliberative democracy folks would be interested. Seems like a good way to connect with people in the public sector and stay updated on new […] (continue)