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Your ideas needed for NCDD’s fall events

Those of you on NCDD’s Updates list saw a message about this yesterday. NCDD is working with our members to hold 5 regional events this fall: In Denver (Oct 22), the San Francisco Bay Area (Oct 29), Boston (Oct 29), Austin (Nov 5) and Portland (Nov 13). I hope you can join us at one of these regional events!

We’re conducting a quick 10-question survey of potential attendees (and others who want to share ideas) about the 3 topic areas we’re focusing on: quality public engagement, online engagement, and collaborations that work.

Would you mind taking a few minutes to share your thoughts and ideas on these 3 topics with members of our local planning teams? Your participation will help them design more valuable and productive events!

The survey is online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ncdd2010.

If you complete the survey by the end of the day on Friday (Aug. 13), you will have a chance to win one of the following books written and donated by NCDD members (14 respondents will win a book!):

  • The Wisdom of Group Decisions by Craig Freshley (3 of these will be awarded!)
  • The Leaderful Fieldbook:  Strategies and Activities for Developing Leadership in Everyone by Joe Raelin
  • Communicating Across The Divides In Our Everyday Lives by Don Schneider (3 copies will be awarded)
  • Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love by Adrian Segar
  • Standing in the Fire: Leading High-Heat Meetings with Clarity, Calm, and Courage by Larry Dressler
  • Next Generation Democracy: What the Open-Source Revolution Means for Power Politics, and Change by Jared Duval (3 copies will be awarded, and sent in Oct/Nov when published)
  • United We Fall by Phil Neisser
  • Society’s Breakthrough! Releasing Essential Wisdom and Virtue in All the People by Jim Rough

The survey will primarily ask you your thoughts and ideas on the following 3 topics:

  • Quality Public Engagement: What is quality public engagement and how do we educate others about it so it becomes broadly adapted?
  • Online Engagement: What new tools are available and how do they support effective engagement?
  • Collaborations that Work: How can we strengthen connections between public administrators, engagement practitioners and the public?

Feel free to share this post with your colleagues and encourage them to complete the survey as well.  Thanks in advance for your participation!

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Sandy Heierbacher
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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