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Invitation to participate in NCDD's May 10th conference call on the Group Works card deck

I wanted to extend an invitation to all World Cafe online community members to join us on our next "confab call" for the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD).

On our May 10th confab, we'll be talking with NCDD members Tree Bressen and Sue Woehrlin about the innovative …


Added by Sandy Heierbacher on May 3, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Kudos to World Cafe Online Community

I just mentioned the World Cafe Online Community on a call with someone doing Veteran-Civilian Dialogues.  They're looking to help their participants continue relationships over time using online technology, and I mentioned this community as a shining example of an online community that works!

Added by Sandy Heierbacher on February 6, 2012 at 2:34pm — 1 Comment

Launching NCDD’s Idea Incubator

I wanted to make sure folks in the World Cafe community know about something new NCDD is trying.  I welcome you to participate!

The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is known for being an open community of innovators who are genuinely interested in working together to increase the impact of dialogue and deliberation.  Today I’d like to announce a new feature on the NCDD website that I hope will make it easier for NCDDers to collaborate:  the “Idea…


Added by Sandy Heierbacher on August 30, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

White House encouraging youth-hosted roundtables

I added this post to the NCDD blog at yesterday, and I thought some people in the World Cafe community might be interested...

NCDD member Priya Parker, who interned in the White House the…


Added by Sandy Heierbacher on April 1, 2011 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

Advice on where to buy tablecloths for World Cafe?

I’d like to try to tap into the wonderful network here to find out where people recommend buying tablecloths for World Cafe-style dialogue — and what type of tablecloths you recommend (fabric, paper, color, etc.). For the regional NCDD event in Portland this weekend, we are holding an evening World Cafe on Friday that is open to the public. Then we’ll be holding our one-day Cascadia Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation all day on Saturday. So we’ll need to use the tablecloths both… Continue

Added by Sandy Heierbacher on November 8, 2010 at 12:44pm — 5 Comments

No More Town Brawls: Resources for Legislators on Holding Better Public Meetings

I thought some folks in the World Cafe community would be interested in something we've been working on at NCDD these past couple weeks (NCDD is the Nat'l Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, if you're not familiar with it).

NCDD members have been sharing insights and tips–on our listservs and in various op-eds, blog posts, and more–on how legislators can engage citizens in ways that are more participatory and more… Continue

Added by Sandy Heierbacher on August 24, 2009 at 6:11pm — 4 Comments

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