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

Call for Chapters and Reviewers – Working with Difficult Groups

NCDD member Sandor Schuman emailed me today about a great opportunity I think will interest many of you. Sandy wanted me to let NCDDers know that you are invited to submit proposals for a chapter in the forthcoming book entitled The Handbook for Working with Difficult Groups: How They Are Difficult, Why They Are Difficult, What You Can Do. This is the third in the series of handbooks published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley and the International Association of Facilitators, and edited by Sandy. Chapter proposals are due […] (continue)

Call for Manuscripts for Psychology E-Journal

NCDD member Tod Sloan just sent an announcement about this out to NCDD’s main discussion list… The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology (JSACP), a new electronic journal, is accepting manuscripts in English and Spanish that promote reflection on community change and system transformation in which counselors and psychologists play a role. Appropriate manuscripts may include social action research, theory, as well as examples of transformative practice. JSACP is an official publication of Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) and Counselors for Social Justice […] (continue)

New Manager’s Guide to Resolving Conflict

The IBM Center for the Business of Government just released a 50-page report called A Manager’s Guide to Resolving Conflicts in Collaborative Networks. Written by our friends Lisa Bingham and Rosemary O’Leary, the Manager’s Guide report helps public managers navigate how to manage and negotiate the conflicts that may occur among a network’s members. From an article at FCW.com by Florence Olsen about the guide: New public policy research shows that managers can adapt to changing rules of governance in the public sphere by becoming, […] (continue)

Harwood Institute Offers Two Learning Opportunities for NCDD Members

The Harwood Institute will be offering its next Harwood Public Innovators Lab March 17-20, 2008 in Baltimore, MD. The Lab is an intensive, three-day experience that will help you create new pathways to accelerate change and engender authentic hope. The aim of the Lab is to engage people in thinking about and applying the Harwood Institute’s key ideas, frameworks, and tools developed over the last eighteen years to their own context and goals. They offer alumni access to webinars and starting in February a website […] (continue)

UMBC Cross-Cultural Study on Citizen Involvement

Mini Terri Mannarini and Angela Fedi, researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, recently posted a message on the NCDD discussion list about a cross-cultural study on citizen involvement they are working on with Ken Maton, associate professor at UMBC. From their message… We are looking for people who have been involved — as simple citizens — in one or more initiatives of citizen involvement ran by the District government, and who are willing to participate in the study by completing a questionnaire or, […] (continue)

Call for Articles for May 2008 AI Practitioner

NCDD member and AI consultant, Loretta Donovan, is acting as guest editor (along with Gabriel Shirley of Big Mind Consulting and Sue Anderson of Clockwork Communications) of the May 2008 issue of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Practitioner, and, as is her forté, this issue will venture into the domain of technology. Join them in creating an issue of AI Practitioner that encourages novices to begin to use technology, helps occasional users to deepen or enrich their experience, and supports early adopters to see the full-range of […] (continue)

Dialogue Explores Frontline Healthcare Challenges for Canada

Last year, the Canadian Policy Research Networks (www.cprn.org) convened a group of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, policy-makers, nonprofit leaders and academics in Ottawa for the first of a series of dialogues to discuss the issues and challenges in delivering frontline healthcare in Canada. This groundbreaking national roundtable asked the question: What will it take to make Canada the best in the world at meeting the healthcare needs of unserved and underserved populations? Their reports from this dialogue are now available online. Their discussion was […] (continue)

Call for Conference Proposals on Service Learning and Civic Engagement

The Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) is now inviting proposal submissions to present at its 17th national annual conference, Recipes for Student Retention through Service Learning and Civic Engagement, to be held on May 21-23, 2008. The deadline for submitting proposals is February 4th, 2008. Conference presentations are 1-hour or 90-minute sessions, which should be designed to be highly interactive. Proposals to present at the conference must be submitted in electronic form. In keeping with the conference theme, some of the issues […] (continue)

Call for Papers on the Global Convergence of Civil and Human Rights

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (www.bcri.org) has put out a call for papers on the theme of “A Single Struggle: The Global Convergence of Civil and Human Rights” for its upcoming conference May 1-2, 2008 in Birmingham Alabama. If you are interested in presenting, submit a 1-2 page abstract and curriculum vita to Dr. Horace Huntley at hhuntley@bcri.org by December 15, 2007. Papers should be no more than twenty minutes in length. You can expect a response to your submission no later than January 15, […] (continue)

CPRN Reports Highlight Contributions of Citizens to Fiscal Balance Policy

Despite recent funding cuts, the Canadian Policy Research Networks (www.cprn.org) continues to produce important research on the impact that citizen engagement can have on public policy processes. In the presentation “Complexity, Politics, Policy and People,” former CPRN Civic Engagement Director Mary Pat MacKinnon offers insights on how a process of deliberative dialogue was used by the Canadian Advisory Panel on Fiscal Imbalance as part of its consultative process on how to better share funds between governments. I saw Mary Pat present this very interesting work […] (continue)

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