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As we shared last month here on the blog, NCDD is supporting an important new initiative called the D&D Climate Action Network (D&D CAN) that is being led by NCDD supporting member Linda Ellinor of the Dialogue Group. The Network’s purpose is to build a networked community of practice that connects members, fosters learning from each other, and stimulates collaboration. Ultimately, the goal is to build a community of practice that fosters mutual learning, sharing, and inspires collaboration around the complexities of climate change, and in light of last week’s historic Paris climate deal and all the work ahead that it entails, the D&D CAN initiative couldn’t come at a more relevant time.

We highly encourage our NCDD members to get involved in D&D CAN, and one of the best ways to to do that is to join their monthly networking and discussion conference calls. The calls are focused on a different climate-and-dialogue topic every month, but spots are limited to 20 as of now, so make sure you sign up ASAP!

This month’s call is topic is Talking about Climate Change”, and will be taking place tomorrow, December 15th from 5-7pm Eastern / 2-4pm Pacific. Here are a few words the Linda used to describe the call:

Let’s discover how we can bring our dialogue and conversational skills to meet climate change. As many of us know, climate change is one of the hardest topics to bring up in everyday conversation for a variety of reasons. Please come prepared to offer experiences that have helped you be successful in facilitating conversations about climate change.

The only requirement for joining is a desire to use conversational leadership or participatory processes in climate-change related work.  Our main goal is to help all of us work more strategically in transforming our world to greater resiliency.

Space on the call is going fast, so make sure you register online today by clicking here.

D&D CAN has also announced the next two calls for January and February 2016, so save the dates:

  • January topic: “What are we learning about large-scale civic engagement from the Paris Climate Talks?”
    Date: January 19, 2016, 2-4pm Pacific Time / 5-7pm Eastern
  • February topic: “What are we learning about working with faith-based communities?”
    Date: February 16, 2016, 2-4pm Pacific Time / 5-7pm Eastern

In case you need help signing up, here are the directions for registering for the calls:

Once you create your own password, please fill out the profile. If you have already joined, you can find the profile questions by going to “my page” and clicking on “options” at the top right of the page and then clicking on “edit my profile”.

If you have already joined our Ning group, please register for Tuesday’s call by going to the Ning site and clicking on the “Register here” link at the top left of the home page.

We can only take the first 20 people who sign up, so please do so ASAP, if you are interested in participating. If you have to cancel for any reason, please contact Linda Ellinor at lellinor25@gmail.com.

We encourage you to learn more about the D&D Climate Action Network by visiting http://ddclimateactionnetwork.ning.com. You can also learn more from our first announcement about the network at www.ncdd.org/19299.

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An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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  1. Hi Roshan: We had our 2nd teleconference call yesterday afternoon which went very well. Many views were expressed in our Dialogue about what we are learning about engaging others in conversation on climate change. We recorded the session and can make it available on an as needed basis and will be posting some notes onto our Ning site: ddclimateactionnetwork.org. Anyone can join and then sign up for our next sessions coming up on the Paris Talks and on Faithbased-community work. We hope others will join us who are active in climate change work. It is so wonderful to be finding each other and seeing how the networking is making a difference.

    • Roshan Bliss says:

      Thanks for the update Linda! We’re glad to hear that it went so well. I’d love it if you could send me a link to the recording of the call so I can share it here as an update to this post.
      Also, I tried to visit http://www.ddclimateactionnetwork.org a couple times today and it said the page was unavailable – maybe check with your server?

      • Linda Ellinor says:

        Hi Roshan: Not sure why you couldn’t access the page. But, I will check it out. Give me a few days and I’ll figure out how to share the link to the zoom video recording. Have you not been able to log-on at all to the ning site? Do you want to attend the next teleconference? I can always just send you the link.

      • Roshan Bliss says:

        No, I have no problem accessing the site, it’s just that I noticed I can only do so if I use the http://ddclimateactionnetwork.ning.com URL, not the .org one. I’d love to attend the next call, but I have a schedule conflict 🙁 I hope it goes well, though!

  2. Hi Roshan: Yes, it is .ning site, not an org one. Sorry you have to miss. We do record the sessions, so let me know if you would like me to send it to you.
    I’m still trying to figure out how to do it, but I’ll try if you would like me to.

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