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Believing in democracy led me to NCDD: Barbara Brown’s Story

We asked supporting member Barbara Brown if she’d be open to sharing her “D&D story” with the NCDD community. Barbara was one of the founding members of NCDD — involved when we became a Coalition.  Barbara plays three important roles at Clemson University:  Cooperative Extension Military Liaison, Operation Military Kids State Leader, and Laboratory for Deliberative Dialogue Director. Here is the story of how Barbara became passionate about dialogue and deliberation… At 13 I did a twenty-foot mural expose on the development and challenges of […] (continue)

Spirit at Work Creative Video Contest

New Creative Video Contest for Spirit at Work with cash prizes (continue)

You’re ALL invited to “Occupy Cafe”

NCDD supporting member Ben Roberts is helping launch a cool new initiative tying in to Occupy Wall Street called “Occupy Cafe.”  I think many NCDD members have been looking for something like this, and I hope many of you will participate! Ben and his partners are “creating ‘open space’ where the whole world can come together to discuss what is moving and awakening around us.” You can sign up or learn more at www.OccupyCafe.org. Initial calls are taking place: Mondays, October 24, 31 & November […] (continue)

Join a National Issues Forum on the National Debt — in the Virtual World of Second Life

Join a National Issues Forum on the National Debt -- in the Virtual World of Second Life. (continue)

2011- 2012 Future Search Network Trainings

Please join us for our upcoming 2011- 2012 Future Search Network trainings. We think of Future Search in three ways— A large group planning meeting used world-wide for 30 years; A theory and philosophy of facilitating that anyone can apply; A strategy for changing the world one meeting at a time. (continue)

Upcoming trainings in Compassionate Communication

Do you wish you could transform conversations or conflicts into opportunities to generate solutions, get closer with others, or just learn more about how you tick? Would you appreciate more proactive communication with your partner, family or colleagues? In these trainings, get a very practical orientation into using NVC in real life, as well as the opportunity to take significant steps towards unfolding your own personal growth. (continue)

Public Conversation Project presents their Fall workshops

The Public Conversations Project’s unique, experiential workshops equip people from all fields with knowledge, skills and tools for preventing and transforming deep conflict. This fall, we are offering five workshops in different locales around the nation, each at an affordable cost. Whether you’re experiencing this approach for the first time or adding to your skill set as a seasoned professional, our workshops offer powerful learning opportunities. http://www.publicconversations.org/fall-2011-workshops (continue)

Join a National Issues Forum on the National Debt — in the Virtual World of Second Life

Join the evening forum on Thursday October 22 by completing the form at www.covdnva.org. If you are new to Second Life, we will help familiarize you. We promise an interesting discussion with people from around the United States and the world concerning America's national debt. (continue)

Consensus presents at Dole Institute on The Civility Project

Consensus launched The Civility Project to make durable improvements to the way governments engage citizens. They started by holding 20 focus groups with people from Kansas City, MO/KS, and Lawrence, KS, and on September 27 will present the findings at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. (continue)

Healthy Democracy Fund Seeks Development Director

The Healthy Democracy Fund (HDF) seeks a dynamic and inspired Development Director to strategically advance this young organization. The emphasis of this position will be to sustain the organization (continue)