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New research or academic articles of note to the D&D community.

New Book Launched on Large Group Methods

Organizational Development consultants Billie Alban & Barbara Bunker have just launched “The Handbook of Large Group Methods.” The Handbook offers a comprehensive review of cutting-edge Large Group Methods currently being implemented to address twenty-first century challenges in organizations and communities. The book addresses how to work with organizations facing serious business crisis; how to work in community settings with diverse interest groups, how to work with organizations in polarized and politicized environments, and embedding and sustaining new patterns of working together. The Handbook uses real-world […] (continue)

Buy the Book: Creating a Culture of Collaboration

Sandy Schuman just sent me a copy of his new book “Creating a Culture of Collaboration:  The International Association of Facilitators Handbook,” and I suggest you all add this one to your libraries.  This 536-page tome presents chapters written by an international group of practitioners and researchers – from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, the U.K., and the U.S. - who provide proven approaches to creating a culture of collaboration within and among groups, organizations, communities, and societies. Collaboration is often viewed as […] (continue)

New Article on Intergroup Dialogue

We’re pleased to spread the news about NCDD member Adrienne Dessel’s new article called “Using Intergroup Dialogue to Promote Social Justice and Change” co-authored with Mary E. Rogge, and Sarah B. Garlington. The article will be published in the journal Social Work this October. It examines intergroup dialogue as a bridging mechanism through which social workers in clinical, other direct practice, organizer, activist, and other roles across the micro–macro practice spectrum can engage with people in conflict to advance advocacy, justice, and social change. The […] (continue)

IAP2 Seeks Editorial Board and Advisory Panel Members

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) is re-launching its online journal later this year, and they just put a call out for volunteers interested in serving on the hands-on Editorial Board and the Advisory Board for the journal. Click below for the full announcement. (continue)

PCI Publishes Report on Changing Role of Legislators

Policy Consensus Initiative’s newest report paints a picture of the changing roles legislators are playing to enable them to work more effectively in the current polarized political environment. Legislators at a Crossroads: Making Choice to Work Differently, describes how some legislators have learned to use the power of their elected office to act as conveners, bringing all sectors to the table to find solutions to public problems that go beyond what any one sector could achieve on its own. In the course of working with […] (continue)

New Article Argues Diversity Improves Discussion & Decision-Making

Science Daily has an article entitled, “Racial Diversity Improves Group Decision Making In Unexpected Ways.” In it they report that Dr Samuel Sommers from Tufts University, who has been researching race and the criminal justice system for many years, published his most recent study. It involved participants on a mock jury to see if juries comprised of all white jurors acted differently than juries comprised of both blacks and whites. To find out the results of this study, read the article here: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/04/060410162259.htm. (continue)

Public Agenda President publishes opinion piece on Immigration Issue

Ruth A. Wooden, president of Public Agenda (www.publicagenda.org), a non-partisan public opinion research organization that publishes an online issue guide on immigration, has just published an opinion article on the immigration debate. To read the article, called “What a Civil Discussion of Immigration Would Really Sound Like,” click on the link below. (continue)

New Article on Maine Tough Choices Focuses on Citizen Engagement

[via AmericaSpeaks Network News] AmericaSpeaks partnered in May 2005 with Maine Governor Baldacci to convene Maine Tough Choices, a 21st Century Town Meeting on health care policy that took place at two sites in Maine linked by teleconference technology. A new article about this process titled “Using Public Engagement to Inform the Future of Health Care in Maine: Talking About ‘Tough Choices’” recently appeared in the Winter 2005 issue of the Maine Policy Review. The article was written by Ronald E. Beard and Tish Tanski, […] (continue)

AmericaSpeaks Seeking Agency Managers for Dialogue on Public Participation

AmericaSpeaks is looking to bring together agency managers who have been working to improve the level and quality of public participation within federal government. They are looking to put together a list of agency managers who can contribute their experiences and insights during a working “retreat” style meeting headed by Carolyn Lukensmeyer sometime in late May or early June. The goal of the meeting is to develop a compelling set of instructive stories from participants’ experiences, develop a set of recommendations for embedding high-quality citizen […] (continue)

Call for Abstracts on Digital Media and Learning

The New Media Consortium and the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, working in collaboration with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, are soliciting abstracts for chapters to appear in a series of volumes entitled The MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. The MacArthur Foundation Series will explore the intersection of digital media and learning from the perspectives of experts, visionaries, and thought leaders chosen from across the globe. Authors whose chapters are selected for inclusion in these volumes will receive […] (continue)

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