About the DDC The Deliberative Democracy Consortium has embarked on an ambitious research agenda that will build knowledge around the actual impact of deliberation upon civic attitudes and behavior, and the sustainability of follow-on efforts. Our hypothesis in this work is that, with expanded application, increased frequency and greater visibility, deliberative democracy can invigorate and rekindle the civic virtues of trust, participation and responsibility. Deliberative Democracy Consortium DDC 25302434-d5dd-4225-a337-d38fc05aa575 DDC Executive Committee The activities of the Consortium are coordinated by an Executive Committee, chaired by Carolyn Lukensmeyer, president of AmericaSpeaks. Matt Leighninger is the Consortium's Executive Director. Carolyn Lukensmeyer DDC Executive Committee Chair -- President of AmericaSpeaks Matt Leighninger DDC Executive Director -- Matt Leighninger is the Executive Director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC), an alliance of the Matt Leighningermajor organizations and leading scholars working in the field of deliberation and public engagement. The DDC represents more than 50 foundations, nonprofit organizations, and universities, collaborating to support research activities and advance democratic practice, in North America and around the world. Over the last sixteen years, Matt has worked with public engagement efforts in over 100 communities, in 40 states and four Canadian provinces. Matt is a Senior Associate for Everyday Democracy, and serves on the boards of E-Democracy.Org, the National School Public Relations Association, and The Democracy Imperative. He has also been a consultant to the National League of Cities, NeighborWorks America, Centers for Disease Control, and the League of Women Voters. His first book, The Next Form of Democracy: How Expert Rule is Giving Way to Shared Governance - and Why Politics Will Never Be the Same, traces the recent shifts in the relationship between citizens and government, and examines how these trends are reshaping our democracy. DDC Task Groups Task groups (listed below) carry out strategic planning and activities related to knowledge building, democratic governance, online deliberation and linking to government. DDC Knowledge Building Task Group Identifies critical questions and collaborators to advance knowledge and practice in the field of deliberative democracy. DDC FedNet Task Group Convenes federal officials from different countries to discuss ways of connecting democratic deliberation with federal policy-making. This task group is currently building resources for elected officials. DDC Online Deliberation Task Group Builds knowledge and tracks innovation within the field of online deliberation. First product is the development of a deliberative democracy 'blog'. DDC Democratic Governance Task Group Develops tools for leaders who are using deliberative strategies in their work. ... invigoration and rekindling of the civic virtues of trust, participation and responsibility e5b5849a-e7a5-435b-84b1-2b8a697ca028 To bring together practitioners and researchers to support and foster the nascent, broad-based movement to promote and institutionalize deliberative democracy at all levels of governance in the United States and around the world. 3bbc6fa7-c123-4d74-94bd-845009f35866 Deliberative Democracy Central to our work is the conviction that the outcomes of deliberation result in qualitatively better, more lasting decisions on policy matters. Participation in such forums is a central to democratic renewal. Essentially, our view is that democratic deliberation is a powerful, transformational experience for everyone involved--citizens and leaders alike--which can result in attitudinal shifts toward the institutions and practice of democracy overall. Trust Participation Responsibility Examples & Resources Help public leaders find the examples and resources they need to engage citizens 3357d7b2-e2e0-497c-8164-452d2eb95a0d 1 Public Leaders ce99c0c9-2e05-47ef-a33e-5a50e04e7d0b 794d66c6-6a5e-4460-8da0-27f9d4169b18 Research & Practice Integrate research and practice in the field 7839de49-e6c8-44ef-b407-513c6fceece0 2 Encourage research and practice to support all aspects of deliberative democracy Design & Experimentation Design and experiment with innovative deliberative practices 3b85f6f3-4325-475d-8385-9a8cee4c7fc8 2.1 74b6c055-8dae-4ac3-b7c2-8e55987af428 Evaluation Develop evaluation models and tools 6ba2cd84-de6a-4468-94a6-3f01f39baf94 2.2 1cff4df4-611b-472d-893a-8ec9d0f6cc6a Relationships & Collaboration Relationship building, collaboration and convening within the field 94de91f4-3fc3-4928-9d4a-e6d52f0fa594 2.3 7bc32815-e324-4233-b3a3-c1680008e60b Connections Create connections between the field of deliberation and other related fields 76702ba4-9024-4d45-97c1-949397faac03 2.4 1279c78d-eb02-45ff-a9f4-1ccf71823eb2 Dissemination Disseminate results to the public, decision-makers, academics, etc. 79f03da8-b28f-4e9e-875a-495408892413 2.5 The Public Decision-Makers Academics 2c69959e-6d17-41f4-9fbe-2da22da5526c Philosophy & Methods Promote the philosophy and methods of deliberative democracy to all levels of government 32880625-9672-4a0c-beae-7e843e689c53 2.6 Government a74b39b6-e37a-44ac-a4d5-f9e2e29a6faa Credibility & Visibility Increase the credibility and visibility of the deliberative democracy movement in the United States and around the world e56e6090-817c-468d-b6c0-5321239aad75 2.7 United States Deliberative Democracy Movements 9343a39f-a559-4960-a5b0-11393375e03c Online & F2F Approaches Integrate online and face-to-face approaches eda8cfb9-0989-4eee-b530-d1c6dd835950 3 b6743b76-5d86-4a29-a5f0-073f65e8a119 0aa162e0-f475-41d9-b650-b645b5105e53 Change Articulate how democracy is changing 80e3213a-2b29-4b75-8676-e64bd7c7eaa8 4 d868967d-d6c6-4375-a652-b262b67c6225 9e6fc772-ba2f-4fd8-813d-664a94279650 Infrastructure Help to build a permanent infrastructure for deliberative democracy 001fefad-7725-40de-bb99-581b5576e573 5 48a35494-e322-41f7-93a4-70093c665e9e 408d8a69-2e99-4c92-805f-9ad88e869ef2 2013-10-22 http://deliberative-democracy.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77&Itemid=271 Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.