Sandy Heierbacher

National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation

Sandy Heierbacher
Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) in 2002 with the support and involvement of 60 volunteers and 50 organizations. NCDD now represents more than 2,200 organizational and individual members and more than 34,000 subscribers. Under Sandy's leadership, NCDD has grown into a respected hub, resource clearinghouse, convenor, and facilitative leader for an ever-growing community of practice centered around the practices of dialogue and deliberation. Our extraordinary members bring people together, both face-to-face and online, to discuss contentious issues across political and ethnic divides and move to agreement and action when possible. Sandy has an M.A. in Intercultural and International Management from SIT Graduate Institute, and serves as a Research Deputy with the Kettering Foundation in addition to running NCDD.


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