The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is is a network of thousands of innovators who bring people together across divides to tackle today’s toughest challenges. NCDD serves as a gathering place, a resource clearinghouse, a news source, and a facilitative leader for this extraordinary community.
International Day of Listening
NCDD Intern Annie Rappeport revives the NCDD podcast with this new episode all about the 4th Annual International Day of Listening, occurring September 19, 2019. This day of listening is intended to help respond to our modern day listening crisis, and teach us how to listen to one another even when we don't agree. Annie speaks with Sheila Bentley and Jean Francois Mathieu to share the origin story of this international event, their thoughts about the power of listening, and their hopes for the 2019 event. Learn more about the event at https://www.listen.org/IDL.
Talking Politics With Bring It To The Table
Listen to a conversation with Julie Winokur, Producer and Director of Bring it to the Table, a project seeking to bridge political divides and break down partisanship. Julie speaks about her experiences filming the original documentary and webisodes, as well as her more recent work on college campuses. She also shares her reflections on the state of U.S. politics and how much our personal experiences influence our views.
Connecting Journalism And Public Engagement
Enjoy this conversation between Peggy Holman, Executive Director and Michelle Ferrier, Board President, of Journalism That Matters. Peggy and Michelle discuss their thoughts about connecting journalists and public engagement practitioners, a reflection upon their time at the 2016 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation and their efforts to bring journalists to the conference. They reflect on the opportunities they see for these fields to collaborate and complement one another.
Opportunities For Dialogue & Deliberation In Congress
Listen to a conversation between NCDD Managing Director Courtney Breese and Brad Fitch of the Congressional Management Foundation. The Foundation works with Members of Congress and staff to enhance their operations and interactions with constituents. Brad and Courtney discuss the work of the Foundation, as well as his reflections from NCDD 2016 and the possibilities he sees for bringing dialogue and deliberation practices to Members of Congress.
An Introduction To Conversation Cafe
Hear the story of Conversation Cafe: an elegantly simple process for dialogue. Keiva Hummel of NCDD speaks with co-creator Susan Partnow and past steward Jacquelyn Pogue about the creation of Conversation Cafe, it's history over the past fifteen years, and it's recent stewardship by NCDD.
Follow Conversation Cafe on Twitter: @convo_cafe
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/ConversationCafes
Is dialogue & deliberation a utility?
Are dialogue and deliberation tools and processes a utility? NCDD Managing Director Courtney Breese speaks with NCDD Board Chair Barbara Simonetti about different names that have been used to describe the "field" of dialogue and deliberation, and Barbara shares a new metaphor for dialogue and deliberation as a utility.