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Posts that share stories, case studies, and anecdotes of dialogue and deliberation programs.

Lisa Singh’s “D&D Story”

When she renewed her NCDD membership, we asked Lisa Singh of Facilitator/Mediator/Consultant to share her “D&D story” with the NCDD community. Here is what shared… The question is not how I got involved with NCDD, but how can anyone not be fascinated and value dialogue and deliberation? My story is simple. Having lived in many places in the world, I came to view the ability to have a dialogue and to deliberate about important choices as central to building a viable democracy. Being able to […] (continue)

NPR clip on Chicago’s participatory budgeting process

Check out NPR’s fantastic new piece on Participatory Budgeting in Chicago’s 49th Ward, and hear the story of Robin McPherson’s water park. Joe Moore, the alderman in Chicago’s 49th Ward, became the first elected official in the country to hand over the purse strings to his constituents in 2009. Three years later, the “participatory budgeting” experiment is still attracting in new residents to planning meetings. Listen to “Chicago Ward Gives Budgetary Power To The People” or read the story at this link. Also — please […] (continue)

New Crowdfunded Project in Eugene — Let’s Talk: Our New Economy

In Eugene, Oregon, the Co-Intelligence Institute is engineering a community-focused process to increase local capacity for healthy, creative group dialogue. By combining trainings and workshops with a series of dialogues around a substantive issue — in this case, the economy — we plan to demonstrate the generative power of group process even as we stimulate conversations that strengthen the Eugene community. We’re calling the project “Let’s Talk: Our New Economy,” and we’re holding the opening events early next month. The people of Eugene are no […] (continue)

Securing the future of the nation’s benchmark deliberative democracy reform

Healthy Democracy Oregon’s ground-breaking Citizens’ Initiative Review sets the benchmark for deliberative reform and is becoming recognized as a national standard for reforming the initiative process – but its future is at stake. Based upon the pioneering work of the Jefferson Center’s Citizen Jury method of public deliberation, the CIR employs a randomly-selected, demographically-balanced panel to hear testimony on a ballot measure, deliberate and then publish its findings in the statewide voters’ pamphlet as the Citizens’ Statement — a trusted alternative to the spin and […] (continue)

Consciously using the tourist industry to promote peace

The Peaceful World Foundation is dedicated to connecting positive people who are traveling the world. We strengthen the network of peace leaders around the planet. To you whose lives and professions focus on making a fair, sustainable world for all – you are invited to join the thousands of drop-in guests who participate in intimate conversations at our headquarters. Located In San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, our 18 room bed & breakfast (www.redvic.com), Peace Cafe and Peace Center works to create a positive future for our world […] (continue)

The Triangle Region: Joins 180 Independent Groups Taking Advantage of LocalWiki’s Free Open-Source Software

Whether you’re new to a city or a long time resident, you almost certainly have knowledge and perspectives you can share with and learn from your neighbors. If cities had one spot where they could collect and capture the spirit of a thriving area, they might just increase collaboration and knowledge dissemination across an entire region. LocalWiki is a project devoted to sharing the world’s local knowledge. Communities can download their free, open-source software that serves as a content management platform to include wiki pages, […] (continue)

9 Effective Engagement Tactics Utilized at the DC One City Summit

We were blown away by the usefulness of this post, so we asked post author Joseph Porcelli — who’s the Director of GovDelivery & GovLoop Engagement Services — for permission to cross-post it here on the NCDD blog. Check out his other blog posts at JosephPorcelli.com, where he shares his thoughts, experiences, information and media about citizen and stakeholder engagement in hopes of meeting and enjoying dialogue with others who share his passion. As an engagement strategist still recovering from chronic burnout as a result […] (continue)

Tour of Media Coverage for AmericaSpeaks’ One City Summit

I wanted to share excerpts from a few media pieces about the One City Summit held on February 11th in D.C. by NCDD organizational member AmericaSpeaks.  Most groups in our field work on a smaller scale or run their programs over a longer period of time (which is less media-grabbing), so it’s always interesting to see what the response is from the media and in the blogosphere to AmericaSpeaks’ events. First, a bit of background… 1,700 DC citizens were brought together at the DC Convention […] (continue)

Following the Energy: It’s Not a Wheel

“Let’s not reinvent the wheel.” You’ve all heard that one, haven’t you? Here’s my story about how this most unfortunate aphorism impacts public deliberations. Long, long ago, and in what sometimes seems like a galaxy far, far away, but is actually just down the road, two communities shared a border. One was larger and one was smaller, but their landscapes and economies were far more alike than different. One of these communities responded to the impacts of growth by instituting a neighborhood-based planning approach and […] (continue)

Big breakthroughs in community engagement about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

If you are looking for an example of how a community can move from discord to deep discourse holding the tension of being both a community and a political entity, check this out: the results of a year long process of intra communal dialogue and deliberation about Israel and the Israeli Palestinian situation. http://workplaceconnections.com/home.html (continue)

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