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!
NCDD is excited to host an event for up-and-coming young professionals seeking more information about the field of dialogue and deliberation. This 75-minute event will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST. Register today!
This event will include four NCDD member panelists who have a variety of career experiences in dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement: Roshan Bliss, Logan Steppan, Cristin Brawner, and Malia Josephine. Their experiences span the public, private, NGO, and government sectors.
It can often be challenging to know where to start in building a career in the diverse field of dialogue and deliberation. The intention of this event is for young professionals to network and learn more about where they can start once they graduate, or how to build their career with a dialogue and deliberation focus if they have already started. Please join us to hear about our panelists' experiences and the breadth of opportunities out there.
This session is FREE and open to all interested in helping people and communities engage through dialogue and deliberation. Register today to join us!
The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is a network of innovators who bring people together across divides to discuss, decide, and take action together effectively on today’s toughest issues. NCDD serves as a gathering place, a resource center, a news source, and a facilitative leader for this vital community of practice. Learn more about us here!
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
The National Civic League is now accepting applications for the 2022 All-America City Award. The 2022 All-America City Awards are being co-convened with the Campaign for Grade-Level reading and will focus on Housing as a Platform for Early School Success and Equitable Learning Recovery.
During the past 18 months, the closure of schools, early childhood programs and child care centers in response to COVID-19 was a significant setback for all children’s early school success. Public housing and affordable housing programs are high-potential platforms for regaining momentum for early school success and for accelerating equitable learning recovery.
Begin your community’s application today to become a 2022 All-America City!
Cities, counties, towns and tribes can submit a letter of intent by January 10th to receive $100 off of their application fee. Applications are due March 1st. Leaders from local government, schools, nonprofits, community foundations, libraries, chambers of commerce and youth have all led their communities to win the All-America City Award.
Unlike any other event, the All-America City Experience provides participants with lasting connections with community members and peers across the country, in-depth learning opportunities, and fun, energizing events!
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
As we enter the last weeks of 2021, the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation is reaching out to our wonderful network of members and contacts to launch our annual end of the year fundraiser. We hope to boost our resources going into 2022, which marks NCDD’s 20th year! To start the coalition’s year off strong, we have set a goal of raising $15,000 and increasing our current ranks by an additional 150 members before the end of December.
We are committed to better conversations, collaboration, and decision-making. Join our vibrant community as we explore these practices, share stories and resources, and continue to demonstrate the valuable work of dialogue and deliberation.
As NCDD enters its 20th year, we have much to reflect on and look forward to in 2022. Your support helps us:
We invite you to support the efforts of this vibrant community of practice with a donation today and to join us in this journey in 2022 by renewing or officially joining as a member. Come help us shape the future together!
NCDD Member Tom Prugh is working with Resilience.org to launch a blog series on the site, titled “Democracy Rising.” The goal of the blog is to introduce the readership to deliberative democracy. He’s working with some fellow NCDD members already, but is looking to expand the list of contributors. What better way than to reach out to you, the NCDD network!
Below is a description of the series and its purpose from Tom. Read on for more information on how to express your interest.
The National Civic League, an NCDD member organization, released the National Civic Review (NCR) Summer 2021 edition and NCDD members receive a digital copy of NCR for free! (Find the access code below.). This esteemed quarterly journal offers insights and examples of civic engagement and deliberative governance from around the country. Thanks to Rebecca Trout, NCL’s Program Director for All-America City Award & Communications, for sharing this announcement with the NCDD network!
Friendly reminder that the League is always seeking articles for NCR on community-based examples of civic engagement, public deliberation, co-production, and democratic innovation – more info here.
Students spend most of their days in school. Naturally, when national events occur, this extends the teachers regular duties to the role of “first responders”. This publication from Essential Partners was adapted for the classroom from their Reflective Structured Dialogue, and is offered as a tool for teachers to create a space of self- reflection, deep listening and open sharing in the classroom. The prompts and guidelines to consider, proactively invite the students to process crisis in a healthy way.
Read about the structure and prompts offered below or find the original post here.