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The New Laboratories of Democracy: How Local Government is Reinventing Civic Engagement issue

A special issue of the National Civic Review (the National Civic League‘s quarterly journal), released in August 2009, focuses on cutting edge forms of dialogue, deliberation and public decision-making at the local government level. NCL teamed up with PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement) to create this special issue, which is based on the recent PACE white paper by Mike McGrath, “The New Laboratories of Democracy: How Local Government is Reinventing Civic Engagement.” To receive a complimentary print edition of this issue (NCR 98:2), contact […] (continue)

NCSL’s The Rise and Fall of Town Meetings

The 66-minute Rise and Fall of the Town Hall Meeting video shows the NCSL (National Conference of State Legislatures) 2009 Fall Forum held on Dec. 11, 2009.  The video features three legislators talking about the effective use of town hall meetings and deliberation. One of the legislators featured is NCDD member and Hawaii State Senator Les Ihara. The other speakers included: Representative Sheryl L. Allen (Utah), Representative Ellen Roberts (Colorado), and Katie Ziegler (NCSL). (continue)

Upgrading the Way We Do Politics article

This article was written by Sandy Heierbacher at the request of Yes! Magazine (and published here on August 21, 2009). Sandy also created two abbreviated versions of this article and a one-page ready-to-print flier for public officials, encouraging NCDD members and others to use the resources freely for blog posts, letters to the editor, etc. during and after the contentious August 2009 town halls on health care.  All four of these resources are based on insights and tips shared by NCDD members during this controversial […] (continue)

Report on ICDD Health Care Forums

The Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) at Kansas State University held eight health care forums between October 2008 and January 2009. ICDD modeled the forums after the National Issues Forums, and approximately 200 people participated. This brief report from ICDD on the program contributed to a Kettering Foundation report which was forwarded to senate staffers in June 2009. (continue)

Town Hall Op-Ed in Manhattan Mercury

Here’s a good example of an adaptation and elaboration of the NCDD Upgrading the Way We Do Politics article. The following article, prepared by the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University, appeared as a column in The Manhattan Mercury on Sunday, August 23, and it has been submitted to several other papers across Kansas. Town hall meetings held on healthcare legislation across the country are exploding with emotion, frustration, and conflict. Citizens are showing up in throngs to protest and shout […] (continue)

Upgrading the Way We Do Politics (one-pager)

The following article is one of a series of articles NCDD created in August 2009 in response to the volatile town hall meetings on healthcare held at the time. NCDD members were encouraged to adapt the articles and submit them as op-eds in their local papers. Go to https://ncdd.org/rc/item/3172 to see the other articles and one-page flyer. — Town hall meetings being held on healthcare legislation across the country are exploding with emotion, frustration, and conflict. Citizens are showing up in throngs to speak out […] (continue)

Upgrading the Way We Do Politics (one-pager focused on Why)

The following article is one of a series of articles NCDD created in August 2009 in response to the volatile town hall meetings on healthcare held at the time. NCDD members were encouraged to adapt the articles and submit them as op-eds in their local papers. Go to https://ncdd.org/rc/item/3172 to see the other articles and one-page flyer. — Town hall meetings being held on healthcare legislation across the country are exploding with emotion, frustration, and conflict. Citizens are showing up in throngs to speak out […] (continue)

Gecko Graphics

Gecko Graphics is a firm specializing in corporate Mindscaping. Mindscaping is the unique process of transforming ideas and concepts into a powerful, highly visual graphic format of pictures, images, words and key icons. Founder Michelle Boos-Stone captures the 'flow' of business sessions in real time (as a presenter or speaker is talking) in bold, colorful images to help stimulate visual learners to better follow and understand processes and to clearly see interrelationships, while synthesizing thoughts and information. (continue)

Interaction Institute for Social Change

IISC provides training, consulting, partnership building, coaching, and facilitation services. Our multicultural team of seasoned consultants and practitioners helps to develop the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities. We facilitate partnerships across the public, social, and private sectors and provide networking opportunities for social change agents. IISC is emerging as a premier designer and facilitator of large scale, multi-stakeholder social change efforts. (continue)

Complexity, Politics, Policy and People

This PowerPoint presentation offers insights on how a process of deliberative dialogue was used in Canada by the Advisory Panel on Fiscal Imbalance (Council of the Federation) as part of its consultative process on how to better share funds between governments. The presentation describes the dialogue process and the resulting roadmap citizens provided to decision-makers in working through how to address this politicized issue of sharing funds. It shows how engagement can be effective in identifying citizen solutions that reflect an understanding and appreciation of the policy challenges. MacKinnon's presentation was made to a session, "Using Citizen Deliberation to Tackle Health Care Reform and Fiscal Imbalance," at the 2007 Canadian Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation. (continue)

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