What are your aspirations for your work in dialogue, deliberation and public engagement?

NCDD Board chair Marla Crockett posted this request on the NCDD Discussion list today. We’re looking to learn about your current aspirations for your work in dialogue and deliberation, and use what you share to design this year’s National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation. Feel free to reply via email to Marla or the listserv, or post your responses to the three questions using the comment field here on the NCDD Community blog.

Hi, Everyone–We hope you’ve heard the exciting news that NCDD will hold its biennial national conference in Seattle, WA., October 12-14! It promises to be another innovative and practical meeting–one where you can learn, connect with each other and feel supported. It will also provide a great way to celebrate NCDD’s 10th anniversary, so please plan to attend! Learn more here.

Sandy and the Board want the content of the meeting to be relevant to the issues confronting you and our entire field, so your answers to these three questions will help shape our programming. Write as little or as much as you like, but please send in your responses–especially if there’s a chance you’ll join us in Seattle.

  1. What are the aspirations you have for your work?
  2. What are the challenges you face in reaching these aspirations?
  3. How could the NCDD conference help you address the challenges you face and achieve the change you’d like to see?*

Thanks for your participation. We’ll report back on your answers, plus keep the conversation going so our agenda is collaborative, beneficial and rooted in your everyday problems and hopes.

Marla Crockett
Chair, NCDD Board

* This is an adaptation of Rich Harwood’s Aspirational Triangle, a tool The Harwood Institute has developed for community conversations. For more information, go to www.theharwoodinstitute.org.

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