Subscribe to NCDD’s Discussion Lists    

NCDD’s email discussion lists are open to everyone involved in dialogue and deliberation work (not just NCDD members). Our discussion lists foster networking, information-sharing and collaboration within the growing dialogue and deliberation community.

L-Soft logoFirst, thank you to L-Soft for their generous support! Since January 2008, NCDD has benefited from the generous donation of mailing list services by L-Soft, a leading provider of email list management software, email marketing software and email list hosting services. NCDD has been relying on L-Soft’s LISTSERV® email list management software solution for years and all our mailing lists are now hosted by L-Soft free of charge.

The NCDD Updates announcement list

NCDD’s monthly email update keeps over 20,000 people informed about opportunities and goings-on in the rapidly growing dialogue and deliberation community. Many people find our updates to be invaluable, and we promise not to send more than one message a month!

Subscribe to the Updates by sending a blank email to [email protected]. Note: this is a one-way announcement list, not a discussion list.

The main NCDD Discussion list

Our most popular discussion list – NCDD Discussion – has 1,050 subscribers as of June 2010, and is a source for advice, inspiration, support, and food-for-thought to many in the field. Most NCDD members are subscribed to this list, but non-members are more than welcome to subscribe as well. All subscribers should familiarize themselves with the ground rules that have been established over the years for this list.

Most subscribers are experienced facilitators, convenors or scholars in public engagement or conflict resolution, but we have a lot of graduate and undergrad students and “newbies” to this work on the list as well.  The diversity in amount and type of experience of our subscribers is one of the things that makes the listserv such a useful resource for so many people.

Activity on the list varies from week to week depending on the topics that are brought up on the list. One week there may only be two or three messages, another week there may be dozens. If you find the number of messages to be overwhelming your inbox, you can email Joy Garman (our Office Manager) at [email protected] and ask her to switch you to the daily digest version so you receive only one message a day.

Archives of the NCDD Discussion list are available online (although you’ll need to register in the L-Soft system first).

Subscribe to the NCDD Discussion list by sending a blank email to [email protected] (or email [email protected] and ask Joy to add you). And if you’re already subscribed to the list, send your messages to the list with this email address: [email protected].

Regional listservs

NCDD members are always interested in additional opportunities to network and share information with colleagues locally, and we’ve set up some discussion lists to help. We also use these lists to share grant opportunities, job openings, facilitation opportunities, workshops, etc. specific to these regions.

Northern California Network list

Formed after the 2003 Northern California Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, anyone from the San Francisco Bay Area (and anywhere else in Northern CA) is welcome. Subscribe by sending a blank email to [email protected] (or email [email protected] and ask Joy to add you). Subscribers should email [email protected] to send a message to the list.

Colorado Network list

Formed around the time of the 2004 NCDD conference in Denver, in response to requests from scholars and practitioners in the Denver-Boulder region. Anyone in Colorado is welcome to subscribe to this list. Subscribe to the Colorado Network list by sending a blank email to [email protected] (or email [email protected] and ask Joy to add you). Subscribers should email [email protected] to send a message to the list.

Central Texas list

All in Central Texas are welcome to subscribe to this list. Subscribe by sending a blank email to [email protected] (or email [email protected] and ask Joy to add you). Subscribers should email [email protected] to send a message to the list.

Cascadia list

All in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia (Canada) are welcome to subscribe to this list. Subscribe by sending a blank email to [email protected] (or email [email protected] and ask Joy to add you). Subscribers should email [email protected] to send a message to the list.

DC Metro Area list

All in Washington, DC and the surrounding area are welcome to subscribe to this list. Subscribe by sending a blank email to [email protected] (or email [email protected] and ask Joy to add you). Subscribers should email [email protected] to send a message to the list.

Boston list

All in and around Boston, Massachusetts are welcome to subscribe to this list. Subscribe by sending a blank email to [email protected] (or email [email protected] and ask Joy to add you). Subscribers should email [email protected] to send a message to the list.

The Newbies list

This listserv is meant to provide a space for networking and mutual support for new practitioners (“newbies”) who are trying to find their way in this emerging field.

The young people who attended NCDD’s Denver conference in 2004 initiated this discussion list. All those who are newer to this work are welcome to subscribe, as are more seasoned practitioners who would like to help or connect with newbies. Priya Parker and Evan Thomas Paul are the two young people who led the New Practitioners initiatives after the 2004 conference (including this list).

Subscribe to the Newbies list by sending a blank email to [email protected] (or email [email protected] and ask Joy to add you). Subscribers should email [email protected] to send a message to the list.

The Making A Living in D&D list

NCDD member Steve Pyser initiated this discussion list in 2006, and launched it with a conference call addressing the question “How can we, as members of the NCDD community, improve people’s ability to make a decent living doing this vital work?” The call, and the list, focus on such issues as setting pay standards and helping people professionalize the work they do. Archives for the Making A Living list can be accessed online.

Subscribe to the Making a Living in D&D list by sending a blank email to [email protected] (or email [email protected] and ask Joy to add you). Subscribers should email [email protected] to send a message to the list.

Have An Idea for a New Discussion List?

We’d love to hear it, and help you get it started by alerting the network and giving you some pointers on starting the discussion and keeping it going. Email NCDD Director Sandy Heierbacher at [email protected] with your idea.

Need to Unsubscribe or Make a Change to your Subscription?

To unsubscribe from any discussion list, replace “listname” in the following email address with the name of the discussion list (COLORADO-NETWORK, for example):

[email protected]

For the NCDD Discussion list, that would be [email protected].

If that doesn’t work for you (it only works if you send the message from the email you’re subscribed with), or if you need to make a change in your email address, switch to the daily digest, etc., just email Joy Garman at [email protected] and she’ll make the changes you need.

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