Short notice, I know, but an excellent opportunity: July 23-25, 2010 @ San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville, California. Click Here to download a brochure for the Summer 2010 Event along with a Registration Form. Program Fee Only: $110. Lodging: $194-$224 for two nights, 6 meals.
Hi, Brandon! NCDD is conducting an important survey of public engagement practitioners in collaboration with Penn's Fels Institute of Government. The Fels Institute is looking for stories about successful (however YOU define it) efforts to engage people in public policy and community problem-solving – as well as lessons learned from less-than-successful efforts. They're working on a Promising Practices Report on Public Engagement, and your contributions could be featured. NCDD is looking for such stories as well, for the NCDD website and for other projects that benefit our field.
If you think your experience could contribute to these efforts, I encourage you to take a few minutes to complete this survey today (deadline next Friday). Also feel free to invite colleagues in public engagement to complete the survey. Here's a general link to the survey that anyone can use: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/promisingpractices. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey!
Director, National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)
It was a great pleasure to participate in the Aikido of Santa Cruz Summer Retreat with Motomichi Anno Sensei. The gift of his spirit and calligraphy for my shomen, as well as being able to take falls for him, was a highlight of my aikido experience.
Happy to be out and about with Lisa and spending a holiday with our Oregon family. You are welcome to share a few images...