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My Personal Info
Full Name: Sandy Heierbacher
NCDD Member Since: Oct. 6, 2002
Contact For: NCDD
About Me: In addition to her work with NCDD, Sandy has consulted for such organizations as the Corporation for National Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kettering Foundation in the areas of intergroup dialogue, public participation and deliberative democracy. Sandy has an M.A. from the School for International Training. She wrote the chapter on dialogue and deliberation for the second edition of The Change Handbook (Berrett-Koehler, 2007). Sandy has served on the Board of Directors of the National Issues Forums Institute, the Executive Committee of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, the Advisory Board of the Public Conversations Project, and the Advisory Board of the September Project.
My Work
Organization Name: National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD)
Title / Position: Director
Description: The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is an active network of over 1,240 organizations and professionals from across the U.S. and over a dozen other countries. Our members engage and mobilize people around today’s most challenging issues across partisan, ethnic and other divides.

NCDD was formed in 2002 in response to a growing need for learning and collaboration among those who do dialogue, deliberation, conflict resolution and public engagement work in a variety of disciplines (public policy, humanities, social work, communications, education, etc.). Our national and regional conferences, online programs and resources, and numerous collaborative projects provide opportunities for members of NCDD and the greater dialogue and deliberation community to share knowledge, collaborate, and build relationships for the purpose of strengthening each other’s work.

The NCDD website offers literally thousands of resources, opportunities, news, and best practices, and we keep in touch monthly with 20,000 people in the public engagement and conflict resolution fields.
My Contact Info
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 717-243-5144
Website URL:
Street Address: 114 W. Springville Road
City: Boiling Springs
State/Province: PA
Zip or Country Code: 17007
NCDD Involvement
NCDD 2008 Attendee: Yes
NCDD 2006 Attendee: Yes
NCDD 2004 Attendee: Yes
NCDD 2002 Attendee: Yes
Mentorship Program: N/A

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Anonymous – 8:18 PM on Nov. 21, 2007  
Hi Sandy,

NCDD provides an interesting forum for development worker like me. My sharing about the BEAM Project is not so much on providing, but more on facilitating. BEAM, espeically its Muslim Education component has provided our stakeholders the space and the opportunity to voice out their angsts and aspirations. By opening the door to dialogue, we reduce the credibility of those who advocate change and development through violent means.

Nice to hear from you.