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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.

Call for Sample Ordinances on Public Engagement

Mike McGrath from the National Civic League posted this on the NCDD LinkedIn group yesterday, and Matt Leighninger of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium posted this to the NCDD Discussion listserv today…  (Also be sure to check out our resource on this topic at www.ncdd.org/rc/item/4341 (including a great compilation of legal frameworks shared on an NCDD listserv discussion in fall 2010!) A set of national associations, including the National League of Cities, American Bar Association, and Int’l City/County Management Association, is working to draft model policies, resolutions, and […] (continue)

Help us map public engagement projects in California!

For those of you who have held public engagement programs in California, here’s an opportunity to get your work in front of funders, public administrators, fellow civic innovators, and others… NCDD is collaborating with the New America Foundation’s newly-launched California Civic Innovation Project (CCIP) to create a map of public engagement projects that have happened, are happening, or are being planned in California. Please take a few minutes to complete the simple survey at http://tinyurl.com/7ocbc48 and let us know about your projects and your organization.  CCIP and NCDD […] (continue)

Book Club Launch: Summary of Foreward & Intro from Martin Carcasson

Hello all, and welcome to the first NCDD book club. My name is Martín Carcasson, and I’m a communication studies professor at Colorado State University and the director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation (CPD), which I founded in 2006 to serve as an impartial resource to the northern Colorado community and provide capacity for a wide variety of deliberative events. I’ve been asked to start us off in the discussion of the new book Democratizing Deliberation by summarizing the Foreword by Kettering President David […] (continue)

On new member Jon Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

I had a great call yesterday with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt — author of a fascinating book that’s been getting a lot of buzz in our field and elsewhere called The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (in the Resource Center here, or at Amazon here). I was a little nervous about the call once I watched his Bill Moyers interview — though so excited about what he would think about NCDD and our community of practice. I’m happy to say […] (continue)

Great new video from the West Virginia Center for Civic Life

Take a moment to enjoy this wonderful 8-minute video created by the West Virginia Center for Civic Life (an NCDD organizational member, directed by the amazing Betty Knighton).  They did a beautiful job capturing the importance and promise of dialogue and deliberation. You may want to use this video to promote your own public engagement work.  You can access the video at YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFckX5rUi9I. The West Virginia Center for Civic Life is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that helps engage citizens in community discussions of important […] (continue)

“Organizational Diagnosis” with Sam Kaner

Organizational Diagosis: Building Commitment For Intentional Change is an advanced consulting skills workshop led by Sam Kaner, PhD. for seasoned professional consultants and facilitators who want to build collaborative partnerships with their clients, to address tough organizational challenges and bring about real, long-term system change.  It will be held July 23-27, 2012 at the Community At Work offices in San Francisco. The workshop combines frequent practice sessions with fascinating and instructive case studies. Participants receive a 150-page workbook that is loaded with professional models, methods and tools and NCDD members are eligible for […] (continue)

NAHRW Journal of Intergroup Relations – Call for Papers

Papers Sought for Special Issue on Contemporary Activism Published by the National Association of Human Rights Workers (NAHRW), The Journal of Intergroup Relations is a twice-yearly publication that features information and research of interest to scholars and practitioners in the human rights cause worldwide and is especially interested in manuscripts that address intergroup relations and/or human rights issues.  Their next, special issue welcomes manuscripts that position Contemporary Activism in any context and from any perspective, and they have a list of suggested themes on their […] (continue)

Inaugural Civic Summit Held at Winona State University

We spotted an interesting report over in the news section of the National Issues Forums website shared by Kara Lindaman, an associate professor at Winona State University, featuring a civic summit run at Winona State University in April exploring one of the National Issue Forums upcoming issue books… On April 19, 2012, Winona State University hosted the inaugural civic summit on the National Issues Forum and American Commonwealth Project Deliberative Dialogue Initiative on Shaping Our Future: How Should Higher Education Help Us Create The Society We […] (continue)

Why Dialogue? from Network for Peace through Dialogue

Kathleen Kenet from Network for Peace through Dialogue asked us to let NCDDers know about their new video… “Dialogue – A conversation with a center, not sides.” The Network for Peace through Dialogue has released a video on the concept of dialogue and the ability of dialogue to create true understanding, positive change and stronger communities. You can watch it below or view the video on their website at www.networkforpeace.com. Based on the principles of democracy and social justice, Network for Peace through Dialogue seeks […] (continue)

Welsh Government Endorses Engagement Principles

In light of our collective work creating the Core Principles for Public Engagement a couple of years ago, we thought this news from Wales would be of interest… Originally endorsed by the Welsh government last year, the National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales were developed under the guidance of Participation Cymru’s Advisory Panel and are aimed at Public Service organisations across all sectors, with the goal to offer a consistent approach and good standard for public engagement across Wales (a list of Welsh agencies utilizing these […] (continue)