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How to become a newDemocracy group in your country!

How to become a newDemocracy group in your country. (continue)

Countywide Community Forums Launches New Grant Program — includes up to $5,000 for nonprofits

Grants of $5,000, $1,500, $750, and $250 will be awarded based on the number of survey responses that an organization can acquire during the next two rounds of Countywide Community Forums (CCF) in-person forums and online surveys beginning August 19th and running through October 16th, 2011. Participation in the CCF forums is open to anyone living, working, or going to school in King County, in Washington State. The deadline to apply for a grant is August 22, 2011 at http://www.CommunityForums.org/partner/application For more information leave a message at (800) 369-2584. (continue)

Portland Facilitation Training Series

The goal of the Portland Facilitation Training Series is to deepen group facilitation capacity in Portland and the surrounding area toward the larger goal of increasing community resilience. The series consists of six workshops from September 2011 through June 2012, plus live work by teams of students between workshops. Starts September 9-10, applications due by August 16. (continue)

Libraries and civic engagement survey from the ALA Center for Civic Life

Libraries and Civic Engagement Survey–Help the American Library Association Center for Civic Life Learn More About Your Library’s Activities (continue)

Deliberate in Second Life Wed 7/27 at 7:00 pm EST

You are invited to join a continuing National Issues Forum in the virtual world of Second Life on Wednesday July 27 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The topic is economic security in America. To register and get help with joining Second Life (it's free), please complete the form at www.cvdnva.org and click the Submit button below. (continue)

Restorative Circles Training in Sarasota this Fall

The Suncoast Network for Compassionate Communication and the Peace Education & Action Center will be offering a three day Restorative Circles training, September 30 – October 2, with Duke Duchscherer, a Certified Trainer with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication and Board of Directors member for the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. Duchscherer will offer an overview of Restorative Justice from 7-9 pm on September 30, followed by two days of Restorative Circle facilitator practice – 9am-5pm Saturday, October 1 and continuing 10am-4pm on Sunday, […] (continue)

Imagining America’s 2011 National Conference: “What Sustains Us?”

Imagining America invites university affiliates and community partners to participate in our twelfth annual national conference, September 22-24, 2011, co-hosted by Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. This year's conference theme, "What Sustains Us?" asks participants to engage a broad range of questions about sustainability: environmental concerns, our existential and vocational condition; our social and institutional relations regarding humanities and arts practices; and concerns of globalization and the often-invisible labor that surrounds us. (continue)

New Booklet about Clark’s Difficult Dialogues project

The Higgins School of Humanities has just published a document called “Inviting Dialogue: Renewing the Deep Purposes of Higher Education,” which recounts the growth of the Difficult Dialogues project at Clark University, and offers a number of resources for further exploration of the work of dialogue. With stories from students, faculty, and administrators, this serves as a multi-layered inspritation for how dialogue might serve any college campus. From the intro… The work of the Difficult Dialogues initiative at Clark began when we responded to the […] (continue)

Linkedin group on online community engagement launched

Announcing a new group on LinkedIn to talk about online community engagement to bring together people with backgrounds in the diverse sectors of traditional f2f community engagement, social media marketing, and technology development to talk to and learn from each other. (continue)

The Dialogue Pin

This post was submitted by NCDD member Michael K. Briand, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Civic Engagement at California State University, Chico. Contact him at mbriand@csuchico.edu with questions/feedback about the dialogue pin. I’ve always thought the NCDD logo—the dialogue “bubble” with “NCDD”—was a simple, clever, and distinctive way of “branding” the organization. A year ago or so, I found myself wondering how to use the widely-recognized bubble symbol to signify dialogue more generally—that is, to represent commitment to the practice of dialogue without, of […] (continue)