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NCDD 2010 Denver Networking Luncheon

Friday, October 22, 2010 at The Wellshire Inn, 10:30am – 3:30pm (see attendees here)

The Denver event was a huge hit! Our goal for the luncheon was to develop and strengthen relationships among people who do dialogue, deliberation and public engagement work in the Denver-Boulder region. Check out the Event Agenda here.

Props and Kudos to our Denver Event Planning Team:

Attendees learned about innovative work their colleagues are doing in the region, discussed some exciting area projects, and explored opportunities and strategies for future collaboration. The planning team designed a great program, with impressive leaders in public engagement playing various roles:

  • Peter Adler, President of the Keystone Center
  • Paul Alexander, Director of the Regis University Institute for the Common Good
  • Martin Carcasson, Director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation
  • Stan Deetz, Director of the CU Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governance
  • Bill Fulton, Co-Director of the Civic Canopy
  • Peggy Kerns, Director of the Center for Ethics in Government of the National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Steve Konieczka, Doctoral Candidate in UC Boulder Communication Department
  • Amanda Roman, Executive Director of the Citizens in Charge Foundation

The Wellshire

We held the Denver event at the beautiful Wellshire Inn, which overlooks the Wellshire Golf Course and has spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and downtown Denver. The Wellshire is centrally located in Denver at South Colorado Blvd and Hampden with easy access from downtown Denver, the Denver Tech Center and the airport.

Denver was also the site of our National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation in 2004, held at Regis University.

Our Sponsors for the Denver Event

Conflict Resolution Institute

The Conflict Resolution Institute at the University of Denver is home to a Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution, founded in 1998, and the Center for Research and Practice, established in 2004. Our base is interdisciplinary. Fourteen tenured faculty drawn from different fields across the University of Denver have joined together in creating an exciting core of intellectual exchange for multidisciplinary learning and research work on problems of social management. www.du.edu/con-res/

Co-Intelligence Institute

The Co-Intelligence Institute (CII) promotes awareness of co-intelligence and of the many existing tools and ideas that can be used to increase it. The CII embraces all such ideas and methods, and explores and catalyzes their integrated application to democratic renewal, community problems, organizational transformation, national and global crises and the creation of just, vibrant, sustainable cultures. We research, network, advocate, and help organize leading-edge experiments and conversations in order to weave what is possible into new, wiser forms of civilization. www.co-intelligence.org

Corporation for Positive Change

The Corporation for Positive Change is an international consulting firm dedicated to the design and development of appreciative organizations and communities – those capable of sustaining innovation, financial well-being and leadership by inspiring the best in human beings. We are a team of internationally recognized consultants who design and facilitate positive change worldwide. We are masters of large-scale transformation. Our goal in this area is to support our clients in creating organizations and communities in which people, profits, and the planet thrive. We do this using Appreciative Inquiry processes for organizational culture change, strategic planning, service excellence, non profit governance, organization design and start-up, community planning and development. www.positivechange.org

Supporters of the Student Scholarship Fund…

  • Dennis Boyer, Interactivity Foundation
  • Gwen Happ
  • Anne Neal, Mission-Vision-Strategy, Inc.
  • Drew O’Connor, The Civic Canopy
  • John Steiner, Transpartisan Center
  • Jean Stracy, Decision Resources
  • Heather Tischbein, Co-Intelligence Institute

Stay Connected in Colorado

About 150 people subscribe to the Colorado-Network list, our discussion list for people in Colorado who work in dialogue, deliberation and public engagement. Subscribe by sending a blank email to Colorado-network-subscribe-request@lists.thataway.org. Subscribers should email colorado-network@lists.thataway.org to send a message to the list.

We also encourage you to subscribe to our main Conference Updates announcement list, to stay updated on future NCDD events. Send a blank email to this email address to subscribe.

On Facebook?

You can still visit the Denver event on Facebook and connect with fellow participants there.