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Online D&D Events from MetroQuest, Nat'l Civic League, Living Room Conversations, and more!
This week's roundup features webinars from NCDD member orgs MetroQuest, National Civic League, and Living Room Conversations, as well as, from Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). NCDD's online D&D event roundup is a weekly compilation of the upcoming events happening in the digital world related to dialogue, deliberation, civic tech, engagement work, and more! Do you have a webinar or other digital event coming up that you'd like to share with the NCDD network? Please let us know in the comments section below or []
Apr 24 11:00AM ncdd.org

PBP Releases New Data Map on Participatory Budgeting
The Participatory Budgeting Project, an NCDD member org, has developed a new map of the participatory budgeting (PB) processes happening across the US and Canada, both current and past efforts. PB is a process in which community members democratically vote on a portion of the public budget, and as the map shows, the process has been growing rapidly across the country. We encourage you to learn more in the article below, view the live map here, and find the original version of this piece on []
Apr 23 11:00AM ncdd.org

Don't Miss Tomorrow's Tech Tuesday with Ethelo - Register Now!
We want to remind our network of our next Tech Tuesday call happening tomorrow April 23rd from 2-3pm Eastern, 11am-12pm Pacific. This free webinar will explore the digital platform, Ethelo, a participatory decision-making space that leads to higher transparency among participants and greater overall buy-in of the process. Register ASAP to save your spot on the call! In this webinar, we will be joined by John Richardson, founder and CEO of Ethelo.
Apr 22 11:00AM ncdd.org

Check Out New Issue Guides Now Available from NIFI
This year, the National Issues Forums Institute an NCDD member org, has published three issues guides to support conversations in deliberative forums on major issues facing this country. The three issue guides, House Divided, Keeping America Safe, and A Nation in Debt, each offer multiple talking points on both sides of the issue to give participants additional perspectives and help lead to a more robust deliberation. You can read the announcement below and find the original version on the NIFI blog here.
Apr 19 11:00AM ncdd.org

D&D Event Roundup and NCDD Tech Tuesday Next Week!
This week's roundup features webinars from NCDD member orgs New Directions Collaborative, Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, Living Room Conversations, MetroQuest, and National Civic League, as well as, from International Association of Facilitators and Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). We are excited to offer our upcoming Tech Tuesday next week, April 23rd, where we will learn more about the participatory decision platform, Ethelo. Register ASAP to save your spot for this free call and learn more in the post below.
Apr 17 11:00AM ncdd.org

Welcome to the Newest NCDD Sponsoring Member: The Courageous Leadership Project
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the Courageous Leadership Project to the Coalition as a Sponsoring Member! It is through the generous support of our members that we are able to thrive as a Coalition and work to serve you as best as possible. Huge thank you to Stephani Roy McCallum and the Courageous Leadership Project team for joining! The Courageous Leadership Project helps people find their inner leader so they can have brave honest conversations and find solutions to the challenges they face in []
Apr 15 11:00AM ncdd.org

Exploring the Impacts of Technology in Rewiring Democracy
As technology continues to grow at incredibly fast rates, those working to improve democratic practices are often left scrambling to keep up a with rapidly changing environment. NCDD member organization Public Agenda the released paper, Rewiring Democracy: Subconscious Technologies, Conscious Engagement, and the Future of Politics, a follow-up to the earlier-released Infogagment paper. Rewiring Democracy identifies several digital trends and each of their potential consequences on democracy.
Apr 12 11:00AM ncdd.org

New Jobs & Internships in the Dialogue & Deliberation Field
Did you know that every week we compile the hottest jobs and internships related to dialogue, deliberation, civic tech, and public engagement work?! We work to stay up on the most recent opportunities and send them out at the beginning of the week on our Making-A-Living listserv. While the Making-A-Living listserv is a benefit of being an NCDD member, we have been finding such a robust line-up of jobs and internships that we wanted to lift these up here on the blog. If youd like to []
Apr 8 11:00AM ncdd.org

Using Our Superpowers and Engaging Curiosity
Our ability to suspend our judgments and engage our curiosity can have powerful ramifications in our personal lives and in the larger society. NCDD member Debilyn Molineaux discussed how our curiosity can be one of our many superpowers in the article she wrote, Rush to Curiosity Judge Later, shared on the Bridge Alliance blog and reposted from AllSides. If you are looking for a place to get some conversational practice to strengthen your curiosity, then we recommend folks participate in the National Week of Conversation []
Apr 1 11:00AM ncdd.org