Post-Conference Trainings for NCDD 2004

Our post-conference trainings were designed to provide conference participants and others with additional opportunities for in-depth exploration and skill-building, and opportunities to be trained by some of the key leaders in the field. Bios for all of the post-conference trainers are included under the following chart.

Training Schedule for Tuesday, Oct. 26th:

Training A 8:30am - 1:00pm
Organizing and Moderating Sustained Dialogue to Transform Racial and Ethnic Conflicts in Communities, Corporations and Campuses

Facilitated by Harold H. Saunders, President of the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue and Priya N. Parker, Coordinator of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Project. more info...

Training B 9:30am - 5:00pm
Convening and Moderating National Issues Forums

Facilitated by Senator Les Ihara, Hawaii State Legislator, Taylor Willingham, Director of Texas Forums and Research Associate for the Kettering Foundation and Dolores Foley, Associate Professor at the University of Hawai`i. more info...

Training C -

The Spiral Dynamics training has been cancelled and replaced, during the main conference, with a workshop during the conference on the same topic.

Training D -

The "Using Study Circles to Facilitate Community Dialogue and Support Citizen Action" has been cancelled.

Training E 9:30am - 5:00pm
Dialogue to Reconciliation Using Nonviolent Communication

Facilitated by Miki Kashtan, Co-Founder of BayNVC (Bay Area Nonviolent Communication) and Social Change Project Coordinator for CNVC, the Center for Nonviolent Communication. more info...

Training F 8:30am - 4:30pm
An Introduction to Dynamic Facilitation, Choice-creating, and the Wisdom Council

Facilitated by Jim Rough, with Jean Rough, Co-Founders of the Center for Wise Democratic Processes. more info...

Training G -

The "Using Dialogue to Influence Decision Making in Your Organization" training has been cancelled.

Training H 9:30am - 4:00pm
Inquiry as Intervention

Facilitated by Corky Becker, Founding Associate, Public Conversations Project. more info...

Training I 9:00am - 2:00pm
Addressing the Campus Climate for Diversity: Promoting Positive Intergroup Relations using Structured Intergroup Interaction Initiatives

Facilitated by the University of Denver?s Jes?s Trevi?o, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Multicultural Affairs, Lamont Sellers, Assistant Director, Center for Multicultural Affairs, and Niki Latino, Multicultural Student Academic Advisor. more info...

Training J 9:00am - 12:00pm
Planning, Facilitating, and Evaluating a City-wide Public Dialogue Process

Facilitated by Kimberly Pearce and Barnett Pearce, Founding members of the Public Dialogue Consortium. Kim Pearce is also a Professor in the Department of Speech Communication at De Anza College; Barnett Pearce is also a Professor in the School of Human and Organization Development at Fielding Graduate Institute. more info...

Training K 10:00am - 6:00pm
Experiencing Bohmian Dialogue

Facilitated by Lee Nichol, Editor of On Dialogue by David Bohm (1996), and Ray Seigfried, Senior Vice President of Christiana Care Health System. more info...

Training L 9:00am - 12:00pm
Deliberating Public Issues Online: Using Democracy Lab in Your Classes and for Student Civic Leadership Team Development

Facilitated by Jim Knauer, Director of Democracy Lab and the Pennsylvania Center for Civic Life. more info...

Post-Conference Training Facilitators

Corky Becker, Ph.D.

Corky Becker, Ph.D.

Corky Becker is a clinical psychologist, family therapist, approved family therapy supervisor, teacher/trainer and consultant. She is on the faculty of the Family Institute of Cambridge where she taught the Intensive Family Systems program for many years, as well as courses on Witnessing, Narrative Therapy, and Couple Therapy. She is a founding associate of the Public Conversations Project, which is committed to helping people enter into dialogue about polarizing issues related to values, identity and world view. She is a trainer for the Power of Dialogue workshop, and Listening for What Matters, a workshop on interviewing in conflict situations, as well as Inquiry as Intervention. She is very interested in how to create conditions in which people listen and speak to teach other with respect. She has worked with the Project on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and with the Kosova Family Professional Education Collaborative in Kosova. The Kosova project focused on setting up systems to teach strength -based approaches to therapy that support the resourcefulness of families. Corky is the mother of two daughters.

Dolores Foley

Dolores Foley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawai`i. Her research and consulting areas focus on community planning, citizen participation, and governance of non-profit and community organizations. She teaches courses on community planning, social policy, and collaborative problem solving. She designs and facilitates workshops on leadership, facilitation and communication. She is the coordinator of the University of Hawaii Public Policy Center's Community Programs and the Hawaii National Issues Forums.

Taylor Willingham

Taylor Willingham

Taylor Willingham is the Coordinator for Texas Forums, a member of the LBJ Family of Organizations funded by the LBJ Presidential Library. She has moderated over 200 forums and has trained over 1,000 moderators at over thirty Public Policy Institutes, including the University of California at Davis, the University of Pennsylvania, the Oklahoma Partnership for Public Deliberation, and the Pacific Northwest Public Policy Institute. She was a founder of the Common Ground Project, a partnership between newspapers like the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Times and public libraries to conduct forums on Affirmative Action. She is a research associate for the Kettering Foundation working on a national dialogue to determine how Americans view Russia that follows on the 40-year Dartmouth Conference founded by President Eisenhower under the leadership of Norman Cousins. Willingham conducted research for the National Issues Forums issue books on health care, terrorism, and Americans? Role in the World and consulted with the Kauffman Foundation to frame regional dialogues on transportation, urbanism, race relations, and education.

Senator Les Ihara

Senator Les Ihara

Senator Les Ihara Jr. has served 18 years in the Hawaii Legislature, and has held the positions of Senate Majority Leader, Senate Majority Floor Leader, and House Majority Floor Leader. He has organized many types of deliberative activities involving legislative issues, and has initiated efforts to increase public participation in the legislative process, including citizen networks, broadcasts of legislative proceedings, Public Access Room, and legislative reforms. Senator Ihara is a member of the National Issues Forum Institute board of directors and University of Hawaii Public Policy Center?s steering committee.

Jim Rough

Jim Rough

Jim Rough is a consultant, author, speaker and social innovator. He originated Dynamic Facilitation and has been presenting public and private seminars on it since 1990. Jim also originated the Wisdom Council, which is now being implemented in government agencies and tested in a national democratic experiment. He is author of the book, Society's Breakthrough!: Releasing the Essential Wisdom and Virtue of All the People and a long-time fan of dialogue. He participated in years of dialogue with the Guild for Psychological Studies and has originated many community dialogues --including the Port Townsend Conversation Caf?, the Dialogue Homeroom at the Creative Problem-solving Institute, and four years host of "The Jim Rough Show" on community access television. Plus, he's husband to Jean.

Jean Rough

Jean Rough is a licensed psychotherapist with masters in psychology. She is founder of a nonprofit, which provided creative and therapeutic support for children. Her numerous presentations include at the Seattle C. G. Jung Society, Elderhostels and Head Start. For several years she practiced dialogue through the Guild for Psychological Studies. Previously she worked for Xerox Corporation and is currently a partner with Jim Rough & Assoc., Inc. offering seminars on Dynamic Facilitation. She recently facilitated her first Wisdom Council. For the past 31 years, she also has been partnering with Jim in marriage. They live in Port Townsend, WA and their son is in graduate school.

Niki Latino-Owens, M.A.

Niki Latino-Owens is an Academic Advisor, Coordinator for Multicultural Student Advising at the University of Denver. Prior to coming to DU, Niki served as a Program Associate for El Pomar Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation located in Colorado Springs. Niki earned her B.S. in Political Science and Mass Communications from the University of Southern Colorado and her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development at the University of Denver. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Higher Education at the University of Denver. Niki has presented nationally on student learning issues and student generational issues. She has also presented on experiences of First Generation students and facilitated different workshops around identity development and diversity training.

James T Knauer, Ph.D.

Jim Knauer is professor of political science and director of the Pennsylvania Center for Civic Life at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. He served as founding director of the Lock Haven University Honors Program from 1988-2003. His current activities are focused on the further evolution of student development and civic engagement practices piloted in the Honors Program. Toward this end he has developed Democracy Lab, an online service to high schools and colleges. Democracy Lab promotes deliberative learning and civic engagement, helping teachers provide the kind of education strong democratic citizenship requires.

Democracy Lab provides 10-week, NIF-style forums for use in classes, placing students in small groups with others from around the country. Democracy Lab also mentors student civic leadership teams, sponsored by their schools and committed to integrating deliberative learning into their own programs. Democracy Lab has been endorsed for the AASCU American Democracy Project. Knauer has published on the political thought of Hannah Arendt, honors education and deliberative learning.

Harold H. Saunders

Harold Saunders is the Chairman & President of the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue and the Director of International Affairs for the Kettering Foundation. Dr. Saunders conducts non-official dialogue - a ?public peace process? - among those in deep-rooted human conflict, whether for ethnic, racial or religious reasons. He served in the U.S. Government for 25 years on the National Security Council staff (1961-74); as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State when he flew on the Kissinger shuttles (1974-75); as Director of Intelligence and Research in the State Department (1975-78); and as Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1978-81) when he participated in drafting the Camp David accords and the Egyptian Israeli peace treaty (1975-78) and helped negotiate the release of American hostages in Iran (1980-81). He holds an A.B. from Princeton University, where he has served as a trustee, and a Ph.D. from Yale University in American Studies.

Priya Parker

Priya Parker is the Program Director of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network at the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue, based in Washington D.C. Parker is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia (UVa), where she co-founded and chaired UVa's Sustained Dialogue branch. During her time as Sustained Dialogue Chair at UVa, the student group conducted over 20 year-long dialogue groups, involving over 300 students in dialogues, and trained over 40 student moderators. The group received multiple awards, including UVA's best large C.I.O. (student organization) 2002-2004 and the James Earl Sargeant Award. Parker co-authored "Embracing a Vision," an International Institute for Sustained Dialogue student handbook for student leaders to implement Sustained Dialogue on college campuses, as well as a moderator handbook. Parker is also a member of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Project Management Team, and has spoken at a number of Sustained Dialogue Kick-off Retreats. A Political and Social Thought major with a concentration in citizenship and democracy, Parker wrote her Senior Honors Thesis on student racial climate and incidents across college campuses.

Dr. Jes?s Trevi?o

Dr. Jes?s Trevi?o is the Associate Provost for Multicultural Affairs and Director of the Center for Multicultural Excellence at the University of Denver. Prior to coming to DU, he was at Arizona State University where he held the position of Director of the Intergroup Relations Center, Office of the Senior Vice-President and Provost. He earned his B.A. in 1979 and his M.A. in 1982, both from Eastern Michigan University. In 1992, Jes?s graduated from UCLA with both an M.A. and Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis on higher education. His areas of expertise include campus climate issues, campus intergroup relations, diversity training, and the collegiate experiences of students of color.

Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan conducts public workshops in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and offers mediation, meeting facilitation, coaching and training for organizations and groups throughout the US. Miki co-founded BayNVC (Bay Area Nonviolent Communication) in 2002. In addition, she directs the Social Change Project for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), a global organization offering NVC training and materials worldwide. BayNVC is part of CNVC?s international network of trainers and local organizations committed to the creation of a world where everyone?s needs are met peacefully through compassionate giving and receiving. Miki holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of California in Berkeley. She has published articles on the theory and applications of Nonviolent Communication in Tikkun, Encounter, and Communities magazines.

Barnett Pearce

Barnett Pearce is a teacher and communication theorist/researcher working in an interdisciplinary doctoral program at Fielding Graduate Institute. He has long been interested in improving the quality of communication, particularly public communication about public issues. His research has included studies of the interaction between the religious right and those they call "secular humanists." In the 1980s he was part of the Kaleidoscope Project designed to help people "discuss undiscussable topics." In the 1990s he co-founded the Public Dialogue Consortium, a nonprofit organization that helps cities and other clients design and facilitate dialogic communication.

Kim Pearce

Kim Pearce has been teaching full-time at De Anza College in the Speech Communication department for 18 years. As a co-founder of the Public Dialogue Consortium (PDC), she was instrumental in developing and implementing the PDC's first major citywide public dialogue process in Cupertino, California. The project is currently in its 8th year. Additionally, she has worked on various public dialogue projects and has provided training and facilitation to a number of organizations on 3 continents.

Lee Nichol

Lee Nichol has been a Bohmian dialogue trainer and participant since 1986, when he was introduced to the process by David Bohm. Bohm, one of the more prominent physicists of the 20th century, was widely known for his causal interpretation of quantum mechnics, his radical vision of natural process (the implicate order), and his groundbreaking work in social dialogue. Nichol collaborated with Bohm on various aspects of education and dialogue from 1980 until Bohm's death in 1992, and is editor of Bohm's On Dialogue, On Creativity, and The Essential David Bohm (all from Routledge). He currently teaches meditative phenomenology at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, CA.

Ray Seigfried

Ray Seigfried is Senior Vice President at Christiana Care Health System, a large hospital organization located in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. He is Chairman of the Board at the Wilmington Charter High School, a school dedicated to the studies of math and science. He also serves as adjunct professor at Penn State University Delaware County branch, where he teaches a class entitled ?Wholeness and Dialogue.? He received a Master Degree in Administration from Antioch University.


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