2008-12 – December


Upcoming Future Search Workshops (with NCDD discounts)    

Future Search logoHave you been meaning to attend a Future Search Workshop for awhile? Have you wanted to improve your skills & confidence as a group leader or facilitator in 2008? Consider attending one of the Future Search Network’s upcoming trainings, all three of which are discounted generously for NCDD members who have paid the membership fee. The trainings are…

  • March 24-26 – Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! – at the Villanova Conference Center in Radnor, PA
  • June 8-11 – Managing a Future Search – A Learning Workshop – at the Villanova Conference Center in Radnor, PA
  • December 7-9 – Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! – in Seattle, Washington (specific location TBA)

Marvin Weisbord and Sandra Janoff, Ph.D. are co-authors of FUTURE SEARCH: An Action Guide to Finding Common Ground in Organizations and Communities. They work with whole systems across all sectors. Sandra and Marv are co-directors of Future Search Network, a non-profit voluntary association of 350 practitioners worldwide dedicated to learning, colleagueship, and community service.

Paid NCDD members receive a huge 30% discount, saving hundreds off the registration fees (way more than the $50 individual membership fee!). Learn more at www.futuresearch.net/frms/workshop/index.cfm. Or go to www.thataway.org/discounts to see all of the trainings that are discounted for paid NCDD members.

Dates Announced for IAP2 Certificate Program    

The Perspectives Group has announced the dates for their five-day IAP2 Certificate Program in Public Participation. Each of the four training opportunities are offered in the Washington Metro Area and will be held throughout 2008 on the following dates: February 4-8, 2008, June 9-13, 2008, September 15-19, 2008 and December 1-5, 2008.

Presented by International Master Trainer in Public Participation and NCDD member, Douglas Sarno, the training is offered in 3 sections: Planning for Effective Public Participation (two days), Effective Communication for Public Participation (one day), and Techniques for Public Participation (two days); the course costs $1,625 for the full week of training or $325 per day. Paid NCDD members receive a 15% discount ($244). There’s more info about the member savings on the NCDD discounts page. You can also learn more or register by calling 703-837-1197, or by visiting the program’s website and downloading a registration form.

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