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Welcome to NCDD’s Learning Exchange!

NCDD strives to provide the D&D; community with the most updated, comprehensive resource collection anywhere — currently with 2358 items in the Learning Exchange database. Experiment with the three search methods below, or click through the resources by selecting a category in the sidebar (or see more detailed instructions).

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Tools That Make Sense of the Field
Here you'll find matrices that outline the D&D field and closely related fields, resources that categorize the field in various ways, and articles that provide helpful overviews of the field or large segments of the field.
Leading D&D; Models Feature
Learn about some of the most well-known dialogue and deliberation methods here. NCDD prepared these resources with D&D; practitioners in mind, including whenever possible details about what contexts the models are best suited for, info about the organizations and networks affiliated with the model, and the best resources for learning more. To see all resources in the Learning Exchange on all methods, click on “Models & Techniques” in the sidebar.
Resources on LGBT Issues

Shiva Subbaraman compiled dozens of great resources for the D&D Community to help us better serve, better understand, and better involved LGBT people.  LGBT is short for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.

Tools to Help You Stay In Touch & Informed

Whether you want to monitor blogs in the field, meet people who are involved in this work by subscribing to a listserv, or get the word out electronically (read: cheaply!) about a program you're working on, this resource is for you. NCDD does its best to keep track of the field's e-newsletters, blogs, wikis, listservs, newspages, podcasts and more.

Educational Programs & Training Opportunities in D&D;

Looking for a degree or certificate program to help bolster your D&D practice?  Interested in building your skills in facilitating a specific dialogue method or helping groups move to action?  Searching for a fellowship or internship? Explore this list of resources.

Participatory Practices Feature
Participatory Practices are any approaches in which people participate in conversation, dialogue, deliberation, reflection, organization development, community renewal, collective intelligence, etc. Many of the practices included here originated in the Citizens Science Toolbox before they exploded and expanded on NCDD's wiki (with permission). Here we focus primarily on practices which engage people together or with institutions to benefit themselves collectively.
Arts-Based Dialogue Programs

Spoken word, theatre, the visual arts, music, dance and film all have the ability to deepen our work in dialogue and deliberation.  Developed by Leah Lamb in collaboration with the Animating Democracy Initiative, this feature is designed to help D&D practitioners think about how the arts might enhance their work – and to help you connect with artists such as graphic facilitators!

Collaborative Technologies

Conference calls, email, chat, online forums and threaded discussion boards are examples of technology that enable people to work together ("collaborative technology").  All of these familiar tools, as well as others such as web conferencing software, mapping software, social media tools and polling tools, can enable information and ideas within groups to be shared quickly and easily. Note: You can also check out our collaborative technology terms list and intro page.

Leading D&D; Organizations & Programs

Looking for organizations spearheading a specific dialogue process? Curious who NCDD considers the "movement-builders" of the field, or pioneers in the high-tech realm? Interested in our recommendations for organizations that offer the best resources? Look over our categorized, annotated list of D&D Organizations and Programs.

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