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Joined: 06 Jul 2004
Posts: 7
Location: Monterey, CA

PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 10:29 am    Post subject: Checking in and Connecting Reply with quote

Hi All

I have done a lot of online conferencing and especially appreciate spaces that allow a participant to introduce themselves, check in, etc. This seems like a good one for me in this conference.

The Truth and Reconciliation project touched me deeply. Thanks John for making me aware of it.

As for myself, I have just returned to the Monterey Peninsula at 54 and am a second generation Italian American. I graduated from Carmel High and have spent most of my adult life working with and encouraging my artisan husband. At 49 I went back to school, got my MA and did doctoral work in Transformative Learning and Change at Calif. Inst. of Integral Studies. I am passionately interested in our seemingly simple ability to learn and grow through participation.

I have been impressed by Sandy, ncdd and the co intelligence initiative and have found these online spaces very helpful and encouraging at a very challenging time of family crises and a need to develope a career late in life.

I would like to meet facilitators in the Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz area especially as peers in business developement. The Belmont N. CA conference in June was fantastic for me. I am developing some co creative contacts from that and would like to develope more.

I would like to develope more, as a community resource and as a way to advertise services.

Contact, feedback and encouragement are welcomed. Thanks for considering me and our work in the world.
Nancy Peden, M.A.
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Joined: 13 Jul 2004
Posts: 7
Location: Texas

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:36 am    Post subject: Connetions in California Reply with quote


I was very involved in convening deliberative forums in Ca throughout the 90's. I taught at the UC Davis Public Policy Institute ( and I worked on framing a business issue for the Kettering Foundation. I'll be at NCDD in October. If you want to talk more before then, please feel free to contact me. I'd be interested in learning more about your work and areas of interest.

Taylor Willingham
Austin-Pacific Consulting Co.
P.O. Box 1255
Salado, TX 76571
866.215.0843 (National Issues Forums)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:46 am    Post subject: Thanks, Taylor Reply with quote

Hey, Taylor

Thanks for the kind offer; I will be in touch.

If I remember rightly, as I used to live in Houston and Austin, Salado is very beautiful but sometimes floods down by the river. I will have to look it up on a map. My husband, a gifted musician, was in the honky tonky business down there for quite awhile.

I will be in touch. Many thanks.

Nancy Peden
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Joined: 04 Aug 2004
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:26 pm    Post subject: Connecting Reply with quote

I wanted to respond to nancy. I was also at the Belmont event and had a hand in creating it, and so glad that it worked for you. I wonder if we met. I will also be at the conference in Denver and hope to connect with you there if not sooner. I live in the East Bay and teach a class on dialogue processes with hopes of spreading dialogue far and near. Sometimes it feels like it's the only chance we've got.

I also went back and got my masters (in my 50's) at University of Creation Spirituality, focusing on dialogue and authentic participation for community building. I look forward to meeting you.

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Joined: 04 Oct 2004
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Location: NY metro area

PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:27 pm    Post subject: CIIS connection Reply with quote

Hi, I am doing my Master's at CIIS in Human and Org. Transformation, and I was thrilled to see your bio. I look forward to exchanging notes on our experiences.
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