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13 11, 2013

Dialogue Society Launches Journal of Dialogue Studies

By |2018-11-21T15:42:20+00:00November 13th, 2013|Dialogue, Radar, Research|0 Comments

Via the de Borda Institute blog, news that a new peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the research of dialogue has been launched by UK-based Dialogue Society. From their website: Overview The Journal of Dialogue Studies is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal published twice a year. Its aim is to study the theory and practice of dialogue, [...]

18 12, 2012

Daily Beast Interactive Sound-Off on Gun Control

By |2018-11-21T15:42:24+00:00December 18th, 2012|Dialogue, Social Media|2 Comments

In the wake of last week's sad events, there's been some interesting activity on various news sites and social media with regard to online dialogue and deliberation. Here's an experiment run by The Daily Beast: an interactive sound-off on gun control that invites readers to answer why they own a gun or why not. From their page: [...]

3 09, 2012

NCDD 2012: Workshop “Demystifying Online/Offline Engagement”

By |2012-09-03T15:55:19+00:00September 3rd, 2012|Deliberation, Dialogue, Events|0 Comments

I look very much forward to co-hosting this session at the upcoming 2012 National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD2012): Demystifying Online/Offline Engagement This session is intended to explore the relationships, tensions and opportunities in the interplay between online and offline strategies for dialogue and civic engagement. Using exercises, case studies and best practices, this [...]

6 07, 2012

Political Screaming Match: Another Paired Dialogue Example

By |2018-11-21T15:42:25+00:00July 6th, 2012|Dialogue|0 Comments

Sandy Heierbacher points to Political Screaming Match, a new service that arranges phone conversations between two people with opposing views on political topics: Have an animated political discussion with a perfect stranger right now! All conversations are anonymous and the other party will *not* receive your phone number (unless you give it to them over [...]

6 01, 2012

Group Works: A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other Gatherings

By |2018-11-21T15:41:53+00:00January 6th, 2012|Collaboration, Dialogue, Facilitation, Research, Resources|2 Comments

For the past three years (ever since attending "The Underlying Dynamics of Conversations that Matter", a most excellent pre-conference workshop with Tom Atlee and Peggy Holman at NCDD 2008 in Austin, TX), I've been following the Group Pattern Language Project, a very exciting endeavor led by Tree Bressen, Sue Woehrlin and Dave Pollard and involving dozens of contributors from a [...]

5 12, 2011

Paired Dialogue: you+me+politics and RedBlue

By |2018-11-21T15:41:54+00:00December 5th, 2011|Dialogue, Radar, Zilino|0 Comments

Over the weekend, I came across you+me+politics, a new online dialogue research project coming out of New York University. From their about page: For our midterm assignment, our class was tasked with creating a conversational space centered on a specific piece of content. Our group decided to focus our work around something controversial. So often, online conversations [...]

30 11, 2011

Origins of the Samoan Circle

By |2018-11-21T15:41:54+00:00November 30th, 2011|Dialogue, Facilitation|0 Comments

The following appeared in Public Involvement Techniques: A Reader of Ten Years Experience at the Institute for Water Resources (PDF, pages 265-270), a collection of articles on public involvement from 1983, prepared by James L. Creighton, Jerome Delli Priscoli and C. Mark Dunning for the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: The [...]

2 05, 2011

Heierbacher: Dialogue and Deliberation as the Basis for Sustainable Decision Making

By |2011-05-02T11:25:46+00:00May 2nd, 2011|Deliberation, Dialogue|1 Comment

Sandy Heierbacher, Director of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD), gives a nice two-paragraph summary this morning of what her organization's work is all about: [...] Our most urgent problems seem even more unsolvable because of our inability to come together civilly and discuss issues and potential solutions in depth with all “sides.” [...]

29 04, 2011

C2D2: Making the Case for Dialogue and Deliberation

By |2018-11-21T15:41:59+00:00April 29th, 2011|Deliberation, Dialogue, Research, ROI|2 Comments

Another project worth mentioning that's very much related to the ROI discussions that are happening elsewhere is the Making the Case campaign by the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2). It must have launched shortly after I last wrote about their efforts back in November of last year. From the site: Dialogue and deliberation (D&D) [...]

10 11, 2010

C2D2 Dialogue and Deliberation Evaluation Project

By |2010-11-10T14:11:48+00:00November 10th, 2010|Deliberation, Dialogue, Research, ROI|3 Comments

Last week, I attended a conference call hosted by the Public Health Agency of Canada as part of the ongoing D&D Evaluation Project by the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2). On their resources page, C2D2 states: The C2D2 community asks, "How do we know – what is the evidence to demonstrate – that using dialogue [...]