In case you missed it! We have an exciting new offering from NCDD just for our Members. NCDD will be hosting monthly Member Calls on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific. Our first call is coming up on Wednesday, January 19th!
Current members should have received this invitation via the NCDD-MEMBERLIST listserv. Current members will receive a zoom link and agenda via email before each meeting.
If you are not sure about your membership status, please check with our office manager, Joy, at Joy@ncdd.org.
Want to join these opportunities? Join NCDD as an official member!
These calls are meant to provide an opportunity for members to come together and share exciting announcements with one another, as well as give us as a community additional opportunities to connect, explore best practices, discuss challenges, and collaborate.
If you have a project, opportunity, or question to share with your fellow members, reach out to Courtney@ncdd.org. We'll provide some time in each meeting for brief announcements, but if you want to carve out some extra time on a future call, let's talk!
The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) staff and Board of Directors send you our wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.
As we wrap up 2021, it’s safe to say the year was another challenging one for engagement practitioners, forcing us to continue to think outside the box and look for new ways of bringing people together in community. That’s led to many continued innovations that will carry us forward into 2022, which is already looking to be a year of hybrid engagement (again). NCDD will continue to be a space for this community as you navigate the work to be done. It is also a space for connection, and NCDD will start the year off with some new offerings to help create more of that space.
As we look back on the year that was 2021, NCDD continued to carry out our mission to bring together and support people, organizations, and resources in ways that expand the power of discussion to benefit society, with a few accomplishments we are particularly proud of:
As you consider final gifts for the year, we ask you to consider NCDD. Your gifts go directly to support NCDD staff in continuing to offer programming, keeping the website up to date, and exploring new collaborations to support the dialogue & deliberation community.
In January, NCDD will announce a new monthly member event. This will be in addition to the webinars and events we offer to our whole community for free, and will allow for additional networking and collaboration. To make sure you’re the first to hear about this, be sure to join NCDD today!
We hope you have some time for rest and reflection, and (hopefully) being with the ones you love this holiday season. We are so thankful for this vibrant community, and we look forward to connecting and working with you in 2022.
NCDD's Staff and Board
We hope you will consider including the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation in your Giving Tuesday gifts this year and help NCDD reach our goal of raising $15,000 by the year’s end.
By supporting NCDD, you are becoming a part of a network of people who envision and empower a different way of discussing, deciding, and taking action together. You are helping broaden the reach of improved communication and understanding, conflict transformation, and collaborative action. And you are helping others access these practices so they too can tap into the communal power of dialogue and deliberation and build a greater sense of “we,” both within NCDD and in our world.
Your support will help NCDD sustain our work to:
Or, consider supporting NCDD’s mission by becoming a member: www.ncdd.org/join