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New Outreach Pieces for NCDD Austin

Here are some great new outreach pieces that members of our Central Texas Team created recently. Please use them to tell your networks and colleagues about NCDD Austin! There is a piece geared towards general audiences, and one geared towards practitioners.

Outreach piece for general audiences…

National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation:
Creating Cultures of Collaboration

October 3 – 5, 2008
Austin, Texas

www.NCDD.org/events

Today’s communities are challenged by polarizing, often intractable conflicts – yet people too often lack the tools to engage in respectful, civil discourse regarding differences in values, beliefs, politics and other issues that divide us.

If you think we can do better, and you’d like to find new ways to solve tough problems, join hundreds of others who believe that better communication is the key to addressing the critical issues facing organizations, communities, and society.

The National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) will take place in Austin, Texas on October 3 – 5, 2008. This biennial event brings together people from diverse backgrounds – facilitators, mediators, public leaders, activists, students, educators and “world-changers” – who share the common interest of creating better relationships and results through honest talk, quality thinking and collaborative action.

The conference will include:

  • Dozens of workshops offering best practices and the latest innovations in community building, group process and communication methods.
  • Interaction with many of the leading figures in the dialogue and deliberation field – featured speakers include Bill Isaacs, Frances Moore Lappé, Jim Fishkin, Carolyn Lukensmeyer, and David Campt.
  • Highly participative plenary sessions that will explore the rich terrain of inter-religious, inter-generational and inter-partisan communication.
  • Unique experiences with large-group dialogue and deliberation methods, as well as creative expression through visual and performing arts.

In addition to the three-day conference, there are a number of high-quality pre-conference workshops on October 2nd and a two-day post-conference workshop on using dialogue techniques for the rebuilding of communities recovering from disaster.

You will leave NCDD with new skills and practical methods that you can use immediately to elevate the quality of discourse around conflict, encourage civic involvement and promote collaborative and thoughtful problem solving around organizational and societal issues.

If these are issues you care about, join us in Austin for the
National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation, Oct. 3 – 5, 2008.

For information on registration rates or details about the conference schedule, visit www.ncdd.org/events

Outreach piece for practitioners…

National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation:
Creating Cultures of Collaboration

October 3 – 5, 2008
Austin, Texas

www.NCDD.org/events

If you are dedicated to helping people work together to solve problems through honest talk, quality thinking, and collaborative action, the National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) is one event you won’t want to miss!

This biennial event brings together hundreds of people – facilitators, mediators, trainers, consultants, public leaders, educators, organizational development professionals and others – who believe that better communication is key to addressing the critical issues facing organizations, communities, and society.

At NCDD, you will experience cutting-edge approaches to group process, community building and communication methods. National experts in dialogue and deliberation will share their latest thinking and you will be exposed to numerous practical tools and methodologies that you can use immediately.

This is not your usual “talking heads” conference. Sessions are highly participatory and geared to all levels of expertise. NCDD is a unique opportunity to share resources and strategies, increase your visibility and effectiveness, explore the challenges you face and build lasting relationships. You will leave feeling more motivated, supported and prepared to do this vital work.

The conference will include:

  • Dozens of workshops offering best practices and the latest innovations in group processes that elevate the quality of discourse around conflict, improve communication and collaboration, and promote thoughtful problem solving around organizational and societal issues
  • Interaction with many of the leading figures in the dialogue and deliberation field – featured speakers include Bill Isaacs, Frances Moore Lappé, Jim Fishkin, Carolyn Lukensmeyer, and David Campt.
  • Highly participative plenary sessions that will explore the rich terrain of inter-religious, inter-generational and inter-partisan communication.
  • Unique experiences with large-group dialogue and deliberation methods, as well as creative expression through visual and performing arts.

In addition to the three-day conference, there are a number of high-quality pre-conference workshops on October 2nd and a two-day post-conference workshop on using dialogue techniques for the rebuilding of communities recovering from disaster.

NCDD is very reasonably priced and many attendees have commented that these are the “best conferences they’ve ever attended!”

Join us in Austin for the one-of-a-kind
National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation, Oct. 3 – 5, 2008.

For information on registration rates or details about the conference schedule, visit www.ncdd.org/events

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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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