The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD), a membership network of over 700 individuals and organizations, works to help communities have more productive dialogues in order to tackle their most pressing challenges. NCDD was founded in 2002 as a coalition of 50 organizations in response to a clear need for collaboration and learning among Dialogue & Deliberation practitioners across disciplines. The resulting organization and community of practice continue to work across four main categories:
- Maintaining a resource and news clearinghouse;
- Developing new resources to educate the public and Dialogue & Deliberation community;
- Developing a vibrant community of practice; and
- Serving as a leader and convener for the community.
How to Use
The NCDD’s Engagement Streams Framework can help you navigate the various types of Dialogue & Deliberation approaches available and use the proper approach based on the context and goals of your project. This resource outlines four primary engagement streams or broad categories of Dialogue & Deliberation approaches organized by primary purpose: (1) Exploration, (2) Conflict Transformation, (3) Decision Making, and (4) Collaborative Action.
See the remainder of the document for an overview of 22 well-known event models for Dialogue & Deliberation, such as conversation cafes, intergroup dialogue, and study circles.