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You’re invited: NCDD Confab with Martin Carcasson next Thurs 7pm

All NCDDers are welcome to join us next Thursday (March 18) at 7-8pm Eastern / 4-5pm Pacific) for an NCDD Confab call with Martin Carcasson, director of the Center for Public Deliberation at Colorado State University. We’ll be talking to Martin about his must-read Public Agenda occasional paper titled Beginning with the End in Mind: A Call for Goal-Driven Deliberative Practice (Summer 2009).

Martin’s article, which can be downloaded for free from www.publicagenda.org/cape, outlines three broad categories of goals for deliberation. The essay explores how a clearer understanding of the goals and purposes we are trying to achieve through public engagement can sharpen our methods and increase our impacts. It offers a practical framework to help practitioners systematically consider both their short-term and long-term goals and the strategies that will set them up for success.

If you plan to join us on the Confab call, be sure to look over Martin’s article.  I also encourage you to check out the July NCDD blog post titled New Framework for Understanding the Goals of Public Engagement, which reflects on Martin’s article and introduces a graphic I created that expands on the article’s three orders of goals slightly.

“NCDD Confabs” are conference calls for NCDD members where we explore dialogue & deliberation’s role in current issues, learn about exciting projects and interesting methods from fellow NCDD members, and encourage new connections among members.

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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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  1. Here are the call-in details for this Confab Call:

    Thursday, March 18 7-8pm Eastern (4-5 Pacific)
    1-605-475-6350 (long distance call to Midwest U.S.)
    Participant Access Code: 444839

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