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Here we share some of the most important news for the dialogue and deliberation community that crosses our desks. For even more news and updates, check out NCDD’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ncddpage, where over 50 of our members’ blogs are followed.

Americans Envision a Civic Infrastructure for Public Dialogue and Deliberation

Here’s a great post by Janice Thomson that appeared here on Involve.org’s blog this morning. I’m reposting it here on the NCDD blog because it provides a wonderful overview of our efforts at the NCDD Seattle conference (and in the field) to make progress in strengthening our country’s and communities’ civic infrastructure… Janice Thomson’s take on the NCDD conference and American’s vision for Public Dialogue and Deliberation Over a long and rainy weekend in Seattle, I joined 400 members of the US-based National Coalition for Dialogue and […] (continue)

Pete Peterson’s lively speech at the 2012 NCDD Conference

Filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson (Song Of A Citizen) has produced his second video from the 2012 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, which took place earlier this month in Seattle, drawing a total of 400 civic innovators from across the U.S. and several other countries. The second video shares the great speech made by Pete Peterson, director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, on the second day of the conference. Saturday’s plenary session began with small group dialogue, encouraging people to reflect on […] (continue)

Symphony in Seattle — First Video by Jeffrey Abelson

Sandy encouraged us to blog about our experience at the conference. Mine was unusual in that I was not able to attend many of the workshops I wished I could have because (as some of you know) I was upstairs filming interviews for most of the weekend. But here’s what really surprised me — by speaking at length with those of you I filmed, and listening to the plenary speeches, and chatting with so many other people throughout the 3 days (and nights), I feel […] (continue)

Online Launch of NCDD Catalyst Awards

To celebrate NCDD’s 10th anniversary this year, we are very excited to launch the NCDD Catalyst Awards.  Two $10,000 prizes will be awarded to team projects organized, led and selected by NCDD members that jump-start the field’s next best ideas and impact our communities’ and our country’s ability to solve its most challenging problems. Today, we are excited to announce that the online platform for collaboration is open at CivicEvolution™.  The NCDD Board chose this tool because it’s an excellent fit for the catalyst awards; NCDD […] (continue)

Scholarships still available for 2012 NCDD conference in Seattle!

Due to the generosity of the NCDD community during our summer fund drive, we still have some scholarship funds available to help people attend next month’s National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation in Seattle.  We’re particularly interested in helping people who are traditionally underrepresented in our field to attend:  young people, people of color, conservatives and public servants.  At this late date, we imagine that most of our scholarship funds will help people from the Puget Sound region to attend. Will you help us spread […] (continue)

AmericaSpeaks announces the Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer Innovation Fund

Here’s an announcement shared today by Steve Brigham, the new President of AmericaSpeaks since founder Carolyn Lukensmeyer transitioned to directing the National Institute for Civil Discourse based at the University of Arizona. AmericaSpeaks is a long-time organizational member of NCDD, and a sponsor of our 2012 national conference. AmericaSpeaks is excited to announce the creation of the Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer Innovation Fund, which honors the founder and past president of AmericaSpeaks, Carolyn Lukensmeyer. Carolyn has had a profound effect on my career, my practice of citizen […] (continue)

It’s time to register for the 2012 NCDD conference in Seattle!

Just wanted to take a moment to remind you that today is the last day to register for the 2012 NCDD conference (Oct 12-14 in Seattle) at the regular rate — and the last day to reserve your room at the hotel at the NCDD group rate! The 2012 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation is shaping up to be an extraordinary event — and if your work involves public engagement, conflict resolution, or community problem solving, you’re not going to want to miss it. […] (continue)

Welcome to IF… Urban

Here’s a post from Natalie Hopkinson, Fellow of the Interactivity Foundation (IF).  The Interactivity Foundation is one of our Co-Sponsors for the 2012 NCDD Conference, and we are raising awareness within our community about IF’s great work. Check out this impressive list! One of the three legs of the Interactivity Foundation’s (IF) mission is public policy discussion. This year, we launched an Urban Initiative—discussions in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and West Palm Beach, Fla. By the end of 2012 we expect to host 60 discussions in these areas. Our goal is […] (continue)

University of Wisconsin-Extension launches certificate program in Inclusive and Engaged Leadership

What kind of leadership is important in creating inclusive and engaged organizations and communities? What are the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to make this happen? How can we work together toward this vision? What does this look like in a higher education setting? The University of Wisconsin-Extension is launching an innovative certificate program on Inclusive and Engaged Leadership that explores these questions through the lens of deep and systemic change. The certificate program is a proud Co-Sponsor of the 2012 NCDD conference in Seattle. […] (continue)

Video from the “Shaping Our Future” initiative event now available

As we shared earlier this month, the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), in association with the American Commonwealth Partnership, launched their latest year-long national dialogue initiative, Shaping Our Future: How Should Higher Education Help Us Create the Society We Want?, with an event at the National Press Club in DC on September 4th. The video of the event is now available online… Introduced by Harry Boyte, the National Coordinator of the American Commonwealth Partnership, the event featured Martha Kanter, the U.S. Undersecretary of Education;  Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, […] (continue)