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New Announcement that Lists all Post-Conference Trainings

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:22 pm    Post subject: New Announcement that Lists all Post-Conference Trainings Reply with quote

Announcing the Second National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation

The 2004 NCDD conference will take place in Denver, Colorado, October 23-25 at Regis University, with a day of post-conference trainings on October 26. If you are dedicated to solving group and societal problems through honest talk, quality thinking and collaborative action, this gathering is for you!

The 2004 conference will build on the success of the first National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, which took place in Alexandria, Virginia in October 2002. As you may know, the 2002 conference was a groundbreaking, unforgettable gathering – the first significant gathering of dialogue and deliberation practitioners, scholars, trainers, artists, activists and students from all of the various streams of practice that exist in this emerging field.

Here’s what two prominent members of the dialogue & deliberation community had to say about the 2002 conference and NCDD in general:

Tom Atlee, President of the Co-Intelligence Institute, says “the 2002 NCDD conference was the most amazing conference I've ever attended…. This is a big diverse field, bubbling with vitality. And NCDD is bringing it all together.”

Martha McCoy, Executive Director of the Study Circles Resource Center, says “In its 2002 conference, NCDD created an inviting space for a wide variety of dialogue and deliberation practitioners/thinkers. Since then, it has cultivated a broad and emerging field, by making it possible for diverse threads of practice to learn from each other. Its mode of working is respectful, inclusive, and practitioner-oriented. Everyone who believes that dialogue and deliberation are key to transforming people, relationships, and society -- including political systems -- can benefit from being part of NCDD and its next conference.”

The 2004 conference will focus on three broad questions: "How can we have a greater collective impact on the challenging issues of our time?", "How can we develop intelligently and wholeheartedly as a community of practice?", and "What do we need to know and do individually to enhance our capacity to do this work?"

Practitioners, scholars, trainers, artists, activists and students will enjoy a one-of-a-kind gathering, with ample time for networking, skill-building, hearing from some of the key leaders in the field (including Jim Fishkin, Glenna Gerard, Harold Saunders and others), and (of course!) engaging in dialogue and deliberation.

Conference participants and others will also have the opportunity to participate in one of 12 exciting post-conference trainings on October 26th. The twelve trainings below span the spectrum of dialogic and deliberative practice and involve some of the most prominent leaders and organizations involved in this work.

1. Organizing and Moderating Sustained Dialogue to Transform Racial and Ethnic Conflicts in Communities, Corporations and Campuses - Facilitated by Harold H. Saunders, President of the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue and Priya N. Parker, Coordinator of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Project.

2. Planning, Facilitating, and Evaluating a City-wide Public Dialogue Process - Facilitated by Kimberly Pearce and Barnett Pearce, Founding members of the Public Dialogue Consortium. Kim Pearce is also a Professor in the Department of Speech Communication at De Anza College; Barnett Pearce is also a Professor in the School of Human and Organization Development at Fielding Graduate Institute.

3. Addressing the Campus Climate for Diversity: Promoting Positive Intergroup Relations using Structured Intergroup Interaction Initiatives - Facilitated by the University of Denver’s Jesús Treviño, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Multicultural Affairs, Lamont Sellers, Assistant Director, Center for Multicultural Affairs, and Niki Latino, Multicultural Student Academic Advisor.

4. Convening and Moderating National Issues Forums - Facilitated by Senator Les Ihara, Hawaii State Legislator, and Taylor Willingham, Director of Texas Forums and Research Associate for the Kettering Foundation.

5. Introduction to Spiral Dynamics - Facilitated by Ben Levi, Principal, Levi Consulting Group. Ben has studied Spiral Dynamics under the tutelage of Don Beck for the past four years.

6. Using Democratic Principles to Facilitate Community Dialogue and Support Citizen Action - Facilitated by Sally Campbell, Senior Program Director, and Gloria Mengual, Program Director, Study Circles Resource Center.

7. Dialogue to Reconciliation Using Nonviolent Communication - Facilitated by Miki Kashtan, Co-Founder of BayNVC (Bay Area Nonviolent Communication) and Social Change Project Coordinator for CNVC, the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

8. Experiencing Bohmian Dialogue - Facilitated by Lee Nichol, Editor of On Dialogue by David Bohm (1996), and Ray Seigfried, Senior Vice President of Christiana Care Health System.

9. An Introduction to Dynamic Facilitation, Choice-creating, and the Wisdom Council - Facilitated by Jim Rough, with Jean Rough, Co-Founders of the Center for Wise Democratic Processes.

10. Using Dialogue to Influence Decision Making in Your Organization - Facilitated by Dialogos’ Art Kleiner, Research and Publications Director, and Beth Farb, Associate.

11. Inquiry as Intervention - Facilitated by Corky Becker, Founding Associate, Public Conversations Project.

12. Deliberating Public Issues Online: Using Democracy Lab in Your Classes and for Student Civic Leadership Team Development - Facilitated by Jim Knauer, Director of Democracy Lab and the Pennsylvania Center for Civic Life.

For more information about the conference or to register, please go to You can also contact conference director Sandy Heierbacher by emailing [email protected].

We hope to see you in October!
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