PeaceWeb to Hold Summer Workshop Series in Tucson

PeaceWeb's summer workshop series, "Building Peace From the Inside Out," will take place this July and August in Tucson, Arizona. The registration fee for each of the five workshops is $99. PeaceWeb has a 22-year history as The National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution (NCPCR), which produced 11 international gatherings of adult and youth peacemakers.

PeaceWeb's southwest region is sponsoring this summer workshop series, which includes workshops with these compelling titles: Acting for a Change; Being Your Centerpiece: Creating Peace By Honoring Yourself First And Foremost; Visioning: Utilizing Tribal Practices For Dispute Resolution; Untangling The Knot: Overcoming Obstacles To Agreement; and Exploring the Enneagram: Seeing Into the Heart of Conflict. Click below for more details.

PeaceWeb Presents:

A Summer Workshop Series: "Building Peace From the Inside Out"

July & August 2004 in Tucson, AZ

Location for All Five Workshops: Red Sky Cafe; 1661 N. Swan Ave., Tucson, AZ (in office complex on SW corner of Pima Rd. & Swan Ave).

Cost = $99 per workshop (includes educational material and extraordinary lunch prepared by Red Sky Cafe)

10% discount for 2 or more workshops; limited number of partial scholarships available.

For more information about the workshop series and PeaceWeb, contact Ann Yellott, PeaceWeb National Coordinator, in Tucson at 520-670-1541 or by e-mail ()

These Workshops Are Intended for Anyone Who:

- Works closely with people
- Cares about peacemaking
- Realizes the importance of relationships
- Wants to increase their peacemaking and conflict resolution skills

This workshop series will provide a unique and transformational experience for the participants, while raising funds for PeaceWeb, Inc. PeaceWeb has a 22-year history as The National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution (NCPCR), which produced 11 international gatherings of adult and youth peacemakers. Recently renamed and restructured as a regional and network-based organization, PeaceWeb's southwest region is sponsoring this summer workshop series. Each workshop features dynamic and knowledgeable presenters who will lead participants on an interactive journey of self-discovery and skill building.

Friday, July 9, 2004
10:30 AM ?– 5:00 PM

Acting For A Change

Come to a fun and action filled workshop and be introduced to Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O.), as a form of community-based education, which uses theater as a tool for personal growth and social change. Created by Brazilian visionary, Augusto Boal, T.O. is now used all over the world for social and political activism, conflict resolution, community building, therapy, and government legislation. Designed for non-actors, this system of physical exercises and aesthetic games helps people and whole communities to investigate their lives, identify their dreams, and reinvent their future. T.O. is about "acting" (taking action), rather than just talking. With T.O., people can and often do discover empowering solutions to their own struggles. And they have a good time doing it!

Presenter: Andrew Ivy

Andrew is constantly exploring and experimenting with new approaches to conflict resolution and community building. He brings his enthusiasm, his love for physical movement and appreciation for the importance of having fun to his training workshops, along with 25 years of experience with martial arts and peacemaking.

Friday, July 30, 2004
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Being Your Centerpiece: Creating Peace By Honoring Yourself First And Foremost

We often put the needs and desires of other people, causes, and organizations before caring for our selves. When we do so, we often feel resentful or under appreciated for our actions, and the impact of our actions is not as powerful as we had hoped they would be. When we focus on our own needs and desires first, we create a strength, focus, and peace within us that is powerful and impactful. Our ideas have greater clarity, our actions have more satisfying results, and we get a much fuller sense of satisfaction.

Renee provides a fun and provocative approach to discovering how to expand your power for creating peace by honoring yourself first. You will explore the areas of your life that need more attention, identify what brings you greatest satisfaction, discover where your most potent personal power lies, and learn how to create ease and comfort when stepping into and using that power. You will walk away from the day feeling connected to yourself and having a greater sense of possibility for making a difference in creating peace.

Presenter: Renee Freedman, M.S. Ed.

Renee is a professional coach for people who desire to make a difference in the world and who are in a position to make an impact. She speaks regularly at Canyon Ranch and serves as the Director of Coaching for More Than Money and the Director of Leadership Services for the Politics of Trust Network.

Saturday, August 7, 2004
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Visioning: Utilizing Tribal Practices For Dispute Resolution

The workshop is based on the Native American talking circle. Participants will learn how to establish a vision for peace by utilizing purpose, core values, and principles to build a trust agreement between the parties in dispute. Outcomes include goals and objectives, identification of team players, an improvement policy, structures for interaction, and succession plans for a vision for peace that:

- Requires action
- Is complete and comprehensive
- Is applicable to current issues and events
- Manifests itself within the community
- Enables the conflicting parties to go forth in peace, confidence and strength, and
- Builds unity within the community

Presenter: G. Bruce Meyers

Bruce Meyers, a Chippewa-Cree Indian, has used Traditional and Western alternative dispute resolution methods within tribes and between federal, state and tribal governments. He has experience working with 60 Alaska Native and Inupiat Villages, and over 80 American Indian tribes. He is the former Coordinator of Indian Affairs for the State of Montana.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Untangling The Knot: Overcoming Obstacles To Agreement

While specifically designed for individuals with meditation skills, this course will be helpful to all who encounter impasse situations in their professional or personal lives. Learn to analyze the source of the impasse and practice strategies for overcoming obstacles to agreement.

Presenter: Linda Devoy, J.D.

Linda Devoy is a mediator and trainer in private practice in Tucson. She is also on the mediation staff of the Family Center of the Conciliation Court and was recently appointed as a Special Master by the Superior Court. She has extensive experience and education in the field of conflict resolution, including over 400 hours of coursework and 17 years of professional mediation practice. She has received the designation of "Advanced Practitioner Member" from the Association for Conflict Resolution and has taught mediation courses in the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. Trained as an attorney, Linda does not practice law, preferring the challenges and opportunities inherent in the work of assisting others in finding their own resolution to difficult conflict situations.

Saturday, August 14, 2004
10:30 AM ?– 5:00 PM

Exploring the Enneagram: Seeing Into the Heart of Conflict

Engaging in peacemaking gives us an opportunity to discover the core of what is underneath conflict. Developing the skills to recognize and interact with the different lenses through which people perceive their reality brings an ease and gracefulness into ones ability to guide the process of conflict resolution.

Using the Enneagram, an ancient system of mapping perception and behavior, Summer and Crystal facilitate a fun and interactive day on this interesting and ever expanding topic. You will leave this experience uplifted and with a fresh perspective on being a catalyst for resolution.

Presenters: Crystal Presence & Summer Eternity

Crystal and Summer are staff members and Expansion Guides for The Total Integration Institute. For 20 years they have been guiding people in conscious practices that support the integration of their physical, mental, and emotional beings in the release of constrictive life choices and ushering them into a grounded experience of personal freedom.

For more information and a copy of the registration form for the summer workshop series, go to the website ( ) or contact PeaceWeb?’s national office in Tucson by calling: 520-670-1541 or responding to this e-mail message.

We hope to see you at one or more of these "Building Peace from the Inside Out" workshops. Together we are creating a powerful force for peace.

JustPeace -

Ann Yellott, National Coordinator
PeaceWeb (formerly The National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution)
1718 E. Speedway, # 305
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-670-1541 (phone)
520-884-9676 (fax)

Added by Sandy on June 25, 2004