The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) began in 2003 to create and organize a database of resources and tools of various practitioners in the field of dialogue and deliberation. Over 2,000 resources are summarized with web links.
The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) serves to foster a “world of conversation, participation, and dialogue” where diverse audiences come together to discuss and make decisions about tough social, cultural, and economic issues. The original intent of the Coalition was to create partnerships among practitioners in the field of Dialogue and Deliberation, born out of conferences where practitioners can meet and learn about each other’s models and strategies.
The NCDD Resource Center provides a more formal, organized, online infrastructure to share various models, strategies, tools, guides, and reports that can aid community development work with foci in dialogue, discussion, and collaboration. All these resources, as well as blogs and wikis, are tagged and listed with descriptions and links to home sites and more information.