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Don’t miss our upcoming Creating Community Solutions webinars!

There are two webinars being held this week to provide technical assistance for those interested in organizing dialogues as part of Creating Community Solutions. We’ve chosen some great presenters for these webinars, and I encourage you to participate if you’re even just considering getting involved in the national dialogue on mental health.

Here’s more info on both webinars:

Recruiting Large, Diverse Numbers of Participants – Thursday, July 11 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern

How can you engage large, diverse numbers of people – including people who haven’t typically been involved before? This webinar will describe a range of tried-and-true tactics for recruiting a critical mass of participants in your community.


  • Gloria Francesca Mengual, Everyday Democracy
  • Larry Schooler, International Association for Public Participation

Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6264605289488153088

Facilitating Effective Community Dialogues – Friday, July 12, 2013 3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern

Want to facilitate an effective small-group discussion on mental health? This webinar will describe the role of the facilitator, walk through a typical session, and provide tips for facilitating effectively.


  • Betty Knighton, Director, West Virginia Center for Civic Life
  • Angela Chen, Montgomery County Public Schools Study Circle Program

Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4258406686786288128

See http://creatingcommunitysolutions.org/resources for recordings of past webinars our team has already offered.


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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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