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Announcing the Second Edition of the Change Handbook

Many of you are probably well-acquainted with The Change Handbook — the most comprehensive guide available on methods of organization and community change. In 1999, the first edition of The Change Handbook provided a snapshot of a nascent field that broke barriers by engaging “whole systems” of people from organizations and communities in creating their own future. The completely revised and updated second edition has just been published!

In this new edition lead authors Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, and Steven Cady profile 61 change methods–up from 18 in the first edition. The book features a chapter by NCDD’s own Sandy Heierbacher on dialogue and deliberation. Nineteen methods are explored in depth, with case studies, answers to frequently asked questions, and details on the roles and responsibilities of the people involved, conditions for success, and more. This tremendously expanded second edition–400 pages longer, nearly twice the length of the first edition–will undoubtedly become the definitive resource in this rapidly expanding area. To browse the Change Handbook’s Table of Contents and to order, click here. Also note that the first 200 fully paid NCDD members receive a free copy of the handbook, which retails for $60. More details on joining and NCDD’s new membership structure can be found here.

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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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