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Full Name: Jim Rough
NCDD Member Since: Oct. 5, 2002
Contact For: The Center for Wise Democracy
About Me: Jim Rough is a consultant, author, speaker, and social innovator. He has been presenting public and private seminars on Dynamic Facilitation since 1990. He is author of the book, Society's Breakthrough! Releasing the Essential Wisdom and Virtue of All the People and numerous articles on empowerment and transformation. Jim is co-founder of the Center for Wise Democracy, a long-time faculty member of the Creative Problem-solving Institutes, and six years host of "The Jim Rough Show" on community access television. He has presented, trained and facilitated at countless conferences and among diverse groups. Highlights include facilitating a two-day Wisdom Council among homeless people in Lane County, OR and conducting seminars and presenting at conferences with international attendance in places like Germany and Australia.
My Interest Areas: choice-creating, dialogue, transforming democracy
My Work
Organization Name: The Center for Wise Democracy
Title / Position: Co-Founder
Description: The Center for Wise Democracy (CWD) is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization developed out of Jim Rough's work with Dynamic Facilitation and the Wisdom Council. The CWD was formed in May of 2001 to support the development of Wisdom Councils in public settings like cities, counties, states and nations.
Other Organizations: Jim Rough and Associates, Inc.
Where to Find My Work:
My Contact Info
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 360-385-7118
Website URL:
Street Address: 1040 Taylor Street
City: Port Townsend
State/Province: WA
Zip or Country Code: 98368
NCDD Involvement
I'd like to: engage NCDD'ers in a conversation about "choice-creating" as a form of thinking and talking that is related to both "dialogue" and "deliberation".
NCDD 2008 Attendee: I hope to be!
NCDD 2006 Attendee: Yes
NCDD 2004 Attendee: Yes
NCDD 2002 Attendee: Yes
Other involvement: I also attended one of the C2D2 conferences in Ottawa.






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