Association of Conflict Resolution Conference Coming Up October 25-28
This October, the Association of Conflict Resolution Conference called "Celebrating Our Past, Shaping the Future" will meet in historic Philadelphia, PA. With Philadelphia?s historical importance, the theme of ?Celebrating Our Past, Shaping the Future? is particularly relevant as we embark on another great year in ACR?s history. International Day and a Spanish track will once again appear on the program along with new features like a Commercial Section program track. Attendees may want to check out flights with United Airlines, the official carrier of the 2006 conference. Visit the conference website at http://acrnet.org/conferences/ac06/index.htm for details.
Added by Amy Lang on August 01, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Seminar on Large Group Facilitation Coming up in November
Nancy Aronson and Gil Steil have just announced an exciting three-day workshop on custom designing large group interventions called "Large Group Design and Facilitation: What To Do When Your Whole System Gets Together." The workshop is coming up this November 1-3, 2006 at the Gregg Conference Center, Bryn Mawr, PA, USA. The workshop is aimed at consultants and organization leaders, and will cover large group design principles, group dynamics, facilitation methodologies and practice designing large group sessions tailored to participants needs. Cost is $1490 (includes, meals, new Bunker/Alban book, other materials, etc.). For more information or to reserve a spot on in the workshop, email Gil Steil at or Ferne Kuhn at .
Added by Amy Lang on July 20, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Dialogue Mapping Workshop Coming Up in Washington, DC
This July 19-20, 2006 Dr. Jeff Conklin will hold a workshop on Dialogue Mapping in Washington DC. This facilitation technique gets away from herding the group through a series of steps, focusing the participants instead on listening carefully, speaking clearly, and learning together about the issues and concerns they bring to the table. The facilitator/dialogue mapper engages the group with a map of their comments that he or she builds on the fly. The map is a shared display -- paper taped to the wall or software projected on a screen. The "secret sauce" of dialogue mapping is the use of the Issue Based Information System (IBIS) notation: Questions, Ideas, and Pros/Cons. The IBIS framework frees the group from tyranny of agreement. Conflicting information and points of view reside next to each other in the map, reflecting the diversity of the stakeholders and the complexity of a wicked problem. Cost is $995, with significant discounts for groups of 2 or more colleagues. For more information: Email or see http://cognexus.org for more information and to register.
Added by Amy Lang on June 29, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Non Violent Communication Workshop Coming Up in Brooklyn, NY
This July, Brooklyn Nonviolent Communication and New Yorkers for a Department of Peace will be offer the "Zen and the Art of Conflict" a course in Nonviolent Communication. Taking place four consecutive Sundays starting July 9, the course will meet from 1-6 pm with child care available (for those who request it in advance). This popular course gives a new way to view conflict, as an opportunity for connection and authenticity. The course fee is on a sliding scale (from $275-$400) and some work exchange and payment plans are available. Pre-registration is required and no prior training in Nonviolent Communication is needed. For more information about the course and to register, visit www.BrooklynNVC.org, email or call 718-797-9525.
Added by Amy Lang on June 22, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Nonviolent Communication Training Coming Up in New York
Rita Herzog and Roberta Wall will lead a week-long workshop called "Nonviolent Communication: Learning the Language of Compassion" from July 10-16 at the Elat Chayyim retreat center in Accord NY. In this week-long workshop participants will learn and practice the art of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as developed by Marshall Rosenberg. Nonviolent Communication is seen as a powerful tool for peacefully resolving differences at personal, professional, and political levels. These skills have been successfully applied to parents and families, health care, educational, and work settings, social services, police and prisons, and social change organizations. Using compassionate communication, the workshop will connect to teachings about speech and listening within Judaism, and incorporate Jewish rituals to connect. Participants will learn how to discuss and listen to others about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, holding an open heart and expressing ourselves with deep honesty.
Rita has been an NVC practitioner and trainer for twenty years. Roberta has just returned from teaching NVC at the Gandhi Institute in Delhi. For more information or to register, call (800) 398-2630 or visit JewishRetreatCenter.org.
Added by Amy Lang on June 16, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Rich Harwood Announces Fall Public Innovators Lab
With the Spring 2006 Harwood Public Innovators Lab only a week away, now is the time to register for the Fall Lab, scheduled for Sept. 11-15 at the Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore, MD. By signing up and paying your tuition, you will secure your seat - or your team's seats - in the space. The folks at the Harwood Institute anticipate that the Lab will fill up fast, so securing your slot as early as possible is important. Register at www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=83146
Added by Amy Lang on May 17, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Nonviolent Communication Workshop Coming Up in New York
Roberta Wall will present Nonviolent Communication 101, a free workshop on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) for women this Wednesday, May 17th, 7-9:30 pm at the Red Tent Women?s Project. NVC skills, as formulated by Marshall Rosenberg, help us express feelings and needs without attacking, to make requests without demanding, to receive seemingly critical or negative messages without taking them personally, giving up or giving in. The Red Tent Women?s Project is the only women?s community center in New York City. They welcome all who identify as women to the Red Tent Women?s Project, whatever your walk of life, race, ethnicity, age, spiritual path, sexual orientation, country of origin, citizenship status, size, or socioeconomic level. It is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 338 4th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues in the ground floor apartment. For more information, call 718-866-5859 or check www.redtentwomensproject.org.
Added by Amy Lang on May 14, 2006??-??Link to this entry
First National Conference on Precaution Coming Up in June
From June 9th ? 11th, 2006 the University of Maryland School of Nursing will be sponsoring the First National Conference on Precaution. The conference aims to build the movement for precautionary action to prevent harm from environmental hazards. It features over 35 workshops on more than 50 model local, state and national policies and programs from Europe, Canada and the U.S.; effective precautionary tools, such as alternatives assessments to find safer substitutes, health investigations, full-cost accounting of pollution's ?hidden costs? and getting out of the ?risk assessment box;? collaborative strategies to build a broader movement for precaution among diverse groups; and trainings on community organizing, fundraising, campaign strategies, advocacy, media outreach, messaging and running for political office. This national event will bring together groups working on conservation, disease prevention, environmental justice, green purchasing, health, pesticides, toxic and nuclear pollution prevention, worker safety and health and more to build a stronger movement to protect our health and environment. Conference and hotel registration must be received by Friday, May 5th. To download a registration form, go to www.besafenet.com/ppconfregform.pdf. For additional registration information, please contact the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) at 703-237-2249 X 11, or .
Added by Amy Lang on May 01, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Register Now for International Association of Facilitators Conference
The International Association of Facilitators is a unique gathering of more than 700 managers, independent consultants, human service administrators, project managers and other dynamic professionals from over 30 countries. There is still time to register for International Association of Facilitators? (IAF) Conference 2006 which is being held in Baltimore, Maryland, from June 15th through 18th (Pre-Conference Workshops on June 14th and 15th). This year, NCDD's own Sandy Heierbacher will be presenting a workshop on NCDD's new framework for when to use what dialogue and deliberation method. IAF Members can register for only $575 until April 15. After that the price will increase by only $75. Pre-Conference Workshops are also a bargain at $350 (for IAF members) until April 15. Another bargain is the hotel! Marriott Waterfront is charging only $159 per room so bring a friend and make it really inexpensive to be on hand for all the festivities. Register on-line today by visiting www.iaf-world.org and clicking on "Register Here!" under the conference logo.
Added by Amy Lang on April 02, 2006??-??Link to this entry
MultiCultural Institute Conference Coming Up in MD
The National MultiCultural Institute is holding its annual conference, The Illusion of Inclusion: Beyond Rhetoric to a Sustainable Future, May 18-21, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD. The conference website is: www.nmci.org/conferences/current/spring2006/keynote.htm. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Lani Guinier, JD, the first black woman to be a tenured professor at Harvard Law School. Her most recent book, The Miner?s Canary, is about the experience of people of color as a warning or ?canary? signaling larger institutional inequities. The conference will be followed by several two- and four-day workshops from May 18-21. For a full list of workshops, visit www.nmci.org/conferences/current/spring2006/topic.htm. For more information and to register, visit the conference website. Special Group Discount of 20% for groups of 3 or more.
Added by Amy Lang on March 29, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Three Dialogue Mapping Workshops Coming Up
Three Dialogue Mapping Workshops, lead by Dr. Jeff Conklin, will be held this April 18-19 in Redwood City, California (SF Bay Area); May 23-24 in Birmingham, England; and July 18-19 in Washington, DC. This 2-day workshop is highly engaging and interactive and teaches the core skills of a new facilitation technique. As with any art form, dialogue mapping is challenging to describe but easy to comprehend experientially. This technique gets away from herding the group through a series of steps, focusing the participants instead on listening carefully, speaking clearly, and learning together about the issues and concerns they bring to the table. The facilitator/dialogue mapper engages the group with a map of their comments that he or she builds on the fly. The map is a shared display ... paper taped to the wall or software projected on a screen. The "secret sauce" of dialogue mapping is the use of the Issue Based Information System (IBIS) notation: Questions, Ideas, and Pros/Cons. The IBIS framework frees the group from tyranny of agreement. Conflicting information and points of view reside next to each other in the map, reflecting the diversity of the stakeholders and the complexity of a wicked problem. Although this is not a software workshop, reference will be made to Compendium, graphical hypertext software available free at http://www.compendiuminstitute.org . Dialogue Mapping is a powerful new tool for collaboration and sense making, and this workshop is fun, stimulating, and rewarding. For more information on the workshops, or to register, visit http://cognexus.org/id18.htm.
Added by Amy Lang on March 16, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Sustained Dialogue Conference Coming Up April 7-9
This year's Sustained Dialogue Campus Network (SDCN) National Conference will be held at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. The conference title this year is "Returning to our Roots". The SDCN National Conference is open to current SD practitioners and interested parties alike. It will feature workshops on Saturday and Sunday designed to introduce Sustained Dialogue as a process, help student leaders build programs on their campuses, help moderators lead their groups and more. It's also a great chance to meet, share, and network with students engaged in dialogue from all over the country! If you are a member of an SD organization at your school, make sure you've talked to your Student Leaders about attending the conference, and have them sign you up. If you're not currently involved with SD, but would like to learn more about our efforts, there's no better place than the conference to do just that?feel free to contact us () for more information. All SD Alums are invited to join the conference. For conference, lodging, hotel, and transportation information, visit www.sdcampusnetwork.org/conference_information.htm.
Added by Amy Lang on March 13, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Particpatory Budgeting Event Coming Up in NY
Participatory budgeting (PB) is a year-long process of democratic deliberation and decision-making, in which ordinary city residents decide how to allocate part of a municipal or public budget. PB first emerged in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre where it has over the last two decades increased political participation, decreased economic inequality and corruption and developed citizen capacities that have spurred further organizing and activism. Since then PB has spread to hundreds of cities in Latin America and other continents. A panel will discuss Participatory Budgeting in North America and NYC Saturday, March 11th, 2:00-4:00 pm. Topics include How can PB be applied in North America, and New York more specifically? The workshop will discuss the potential for PB in North America, existing PB processes in Canada, and what PB might mean for New York. Visit www.leftforum.org for more information.
The moderator for the event will be Mike Menser, Brooklyn College and NYC Social Forum and panelists include Josh Lerner, New School; Jennifer Flynn, NYC AIDS Housing Network and Still We Rise; and Gianpaolo Baoicchi, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Added by Amy Lang on February 28, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Baltimore Community Foundation Invites Applications for Neighborhood Grants Program
The Baltimore Community Foundation's (http://bcf.org/) Neighborhood Grants Program offers funding for resident-driven and -led community-based organizations in Baltimore City and Baltimore County neighborhoods. The primary purposes of the NGP are to support and increase residents' involvement and investment in their communities; to increase the effectiveness of community organizations by providing financial resources and other support to enable them to initiate and complete priority neighborhood projects; to help neighborhoods become supportive environments for families and businesses; and to strengthen neighborhoods so that current and potential residents and businesses are more willing to invest time, effort, and money in the community. The NGP offers the following types of funding: Mobilization Grants -- Grants of up to $5,000 for small projects with total budgets of no more than $5,000. Grants are to assist resident-driven and -led community groups in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods with an active, engaged resident base to design, develop, and carry out projects. The applicant organization's board must be at least 51 percent neighborhood residents. The applicant organization does not need to be a 501(c)(3) organization, but must prove that the grant will be used for "charitable purposes" as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Leadership Grants -- Grants of up to $10,000 for projects with total budgets of no more than $10,000 (less match). Grants are to assist resident-driven and -led community groups in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods, with a demonstrated track record of neighborhood leadership, a history of resident involvement, and an active, engaged resident base to design, develop, and carry out projects. The applicant organization must have a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS and must provide a minimum match of 25 percent of the grant request. This match may be met through in-kind donation, volunteer labor, or cash. Please note: All grantseekers must attend an application workshop before applying for a grant from the Neighborhood Grants Program. Application workshops will be held on February 15 and February 17 at BCF. Visit the BCF Web site for workshop details and to download grant guidelines. The deadline for application is March 15, 2006.
Added by Amy Lang on February 05, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Harwood Public Innovators Labs Announced for May and September
The Harwood Public Innovators Lab is designed for people who do public work and are interested in deepening their understanding of how to make an impact in that work. This is not a "skills-building" program but rather a chance to reflect on and assess your work through a unique set of frameworks. The Harwood Institute will be offering two Labs this year: a Spring Lab from May 21 - 25, 2006 and a Fall Lab from September 11 - September 15, 2006. Both will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. IAP2 members will receive a 10% discount on their registration. For more information please visit the Harwood Institute site at www.theharwoodinstitute.org/join/events/publiclab.html.
Added by Amy Lang on January 16, 2006??-??Link to this entry
OrangeBand Initiative to Launch Anti-Apathy Campaign
The OrangeBand Initiative (www.orangeband.org) is poised to launch The Anti Apathy Campaign on March 15. They are inviting anyone who is interested to help shape, share, and support it. An innovative planning workshop for the campaign will be held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA on Saturday January 28th from 12-7pm. Anyone interested in being part of an effort to promote civic engagement is invited to attend ? and asked to invite others who might want to attend. The time will be designed in such a manner that everyone in attendance will be able to share and focus specifically on their interests. The first 75 registrants get free lunch and dinner. The official invitation is available at www.OrangeBand.org/antiapathy/antiapathy_jan28_invite_v2.pdf - register at OrangeBand's website listed above. To develop the online infrastructure to manage this campaign, OrangeBand is offering student internships for the winter break. If you have technical resources at your disposal to help add functionality to website, please be in touch. Details are available at www.orangeband.org/orangeband_internships_winter2005.pdf
Added by Amy Lang on December 13, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Dialogue Mapping Book Now Available
Recently published by John Wiley and Sons is Dialogue Mapping: Building Shared Understanding of Wicked Problems. Written by Jeff Conklin of the CogNexus Institute (www.cognexus.org), the book lays out a theoretical foundation and then describes the mechanics of Dialogue Mapping in detail. It is filled with stories, examples, illustrations and screen shots, and is a practical guide for consultants, managers, project leaders, and facilitators. To order a copy or for more information see http://cognexus.org/dm_book.htm. There will be a book signing event in the Washington DC area at Touchstone Consulting from 4 PM to 7 PM on Monday, December 12, with a brief talk at 5 PM. See the CogNexus website for details, including RSVP instructions. Copies of the book will be available at 25% discount (cash and checks only, please).
Added by Amy Lang on December 04, 2005??-??Link to this entry
AAC&U Invites Proposals for Academic Renewal Conference
The Association of American Colleges and Universities is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference Diversity and Learning: A Defining Moment, which will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 19-21, 2006. The conference seeks to take stock of how effective current structures, programs, and framings are and to chart emerging new directions for the next generation of work. AAC&U invites scholars, educators, practitioners, students, administrators, and community partners to submit proposals to Diversity and Learning that address issues raised in any of the five pathways:
* consensus, contested, and evolving definitions of diversity
* institutional change models that promote inclusive learning
* new frontiers in diversity scholarship, programs, and curricular designs
* points of tension that propel or hamper progress
* research and assessment findings that can inform new models and approaches to diversity learning.
Proposals may be submitted online through January 13, 2006. For Additional Information e-mail , visit www.aacu.org, or call 202-387-3760.
Added by Amy Lang on November 15, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Reconciliation Leadership Training Courses Coming Up in Rhode Island and New York
Reconciliation Leaders are practical idealists for any challenge in any setting -family, community, organization, national or global institution - for a systems approach to influence and peace, arising from one's vocational calling, skillbuilding, a broad world view, a philosophy of life to be at peace in oneself. Courses offered this fall include "Work, Purpose, Place and Peace;" "The Practice of Reconciliation Leadership;" and "Reconciliation of Polarities and Certificate Ceremony." For more information about the Basic and Advanced Programs this fall and in 2006, go to www.global-leader.org and click on registration and/or curriculum.
Added by Amy Lang on November 02, 2005??-??Link to this entry
National MultiCultural Institute Conference Coming Up November 10-13 in Arlington, VA
The National MultiCultural Institute is convening the conference Evolving Personal and Professional Identity in Times of Change this November 10-13, 2005 at the Marriott Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. NMCI's conferences bring together practitioners from across the country and around the world to explore diversity and multiculturalism in both personal and professional contexts. Leaders from academia, business, and government present the latest thinking and action on diversity issues to conference participants. NMCI conferences offer a large variety of workshops on issues that define and redefine the diversity field. For more information on this conference, or to register visit www.nmci.org/conferences/NMCI_Fall_2005.pdf
Added by Amy Lang on October 20, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Presentations on Technology and Facilitation Sought for IAF Conference
The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Conference (www.iaf-world.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3365), which will be held in Baltimore on June 15 ? 17, 2006, is currently recruiting presenters who use technology in their facilitation practice. They hope to set up break-outs for presentations using collaborative technology, web conferencing, teleconferencing, etc. Visit the conference website for more information, to submit a proposal for this part of the conference or to register. Proposals are due October 21, 2005. If you have any questions about this panel, contact organizer J. R. Holt at JRH Associates, Inc.; P O Box 11244, Alexandria, VA 22312-0244; Telephone 703.931.0930; Fax: 703.354.8558; Cell: 703.470.9800 or Email: [email protected].
Added by Amy Lang on October 16, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Urban Bush Women Seeks Emerging Coreographer
Urban Bush Women (www.urbanbushwomen.org) is a dance troupe that seeks to extend dialogue to its audiences. They are currently holding a competition to sponsor an emerging female coreographer to develop new coreography with them. The deadline for submission is October 10, 2005. They are looking particularly for emerging and developing voices with at least a three-year history of professional work. The finished dance, not to exceed 20 minutes in length, is scheduled to be premiered during the 2006-2007 season. Interested applicants may submit two 5-minute excerpts and one piece of any length in its entirety on a single dvd or vhs tape. Media must be clearly marked with your name, title of piece, date of creation and performance information (e.g., filmed at DTW, May 21, 2005). Submission must include an aesthetic vision statement no more than 2 pages in length that addresses the following: How do you describe your work? How do you describe your process? What ideas/concepts/movements would you like to explore and develop in this new work? Please also submit a c.v. and head shot (optional). Commission award is $2,500. Urban Bush Women assumes all rehearsal and production costs for creation of work and formal presentation of the dance. Selected choreographer must be available for introductory rehearsals, February 13-17, 2006, and 3-week creation period in spring/summer 2006.
Added by Amy Lang on October 06, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Tenement Museum Seeks Full-time Education Associate
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum (located in New York, NY) is seeking a full-time Education Associate for Contemporary Immigrant Perspectives, who will report to the Education Director. S/he will be responsible for helping to promote dialogue on contemporary immigration-related issues; incorporating the diverse perspectives of contemporary immigrants into the Museum's programming; and constantly striving to make the Museum more accessible to and relevant for new immigrants. S/he also assists the Education Director in raising awareness among Museum staff about various viewpoints on issues related to contemporary immigration. Salary in low 30s with good benefits. Please email resume, cover letter, 2-3 page writing sample, and three references no later than October 14 to Maggie Russell-Ciardi at . Please put "Education Associate Position" in the subject line. No phone calls please. Candidates are strongly encouraged to visit www.tenement.org for additional information about the Tenement Museum prior to submitting their application. For more information on the job's responsibilities, and a list of expected candidate qualifications, click on the link below.
Added by Amy Lang on October 06, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Conference on the American Dream Coming Up in Washington, DC
On September 27, 2005 the Fetzer Institute, in partnership with The Faith & Politics Institute, The Center for the Study of the Presidency, and Jossey-Bass Publishers is holding a conference celebrating public conversation, titled "Deepening the American Dream: Reflections on the Inner Life and Spirit of Democracy" in Washington DC. Participae in this free event from 9 am to 4 pm at the National Press Club Ballroom. Join 12 leading authors as they discuss the nature and impact of the American Dream in the 21st century. Participating authors include David Abshire, Carolyn Brown, Betty Sue Flowers, Charles Gibbs, Vincent Harding, Robert Inchausti, Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Jacob Needleman, Parker Palmer, Abdul Aziz Said, Huston Smith, and Doug Tanner. The day concludes with the annual Capps-Emerson Memorial Lecture at Rayburn House Office Building, Rm B-338 from 6:30-9:00 PM. The conference is open to the public at no charge. Please RSVP by September 13, to the Fetzer Institute with contact information and lunch preference, if vegetarian. Phone 1-888-849-4889 or e-mail . Visit www.fetzer.org for the full meeting agenda.
Added by Amy Lang on September 01, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Lower East Side Tenement Museum Seeks Dialogue Facilitators
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum was founded in 1988 to "promote tolerance and historical perspective through the presentation and interpretation of the variety of immigrant and migrant experiences on Manhattan's Lower East Side." The Museum is seeking part-time facilitators for the "Kitchen Conversations" public dialogue program, a one-hour, facilitated discussion available to visitors after select tours. "Kitchen Conversations" are rare and exciting opportunities for Museum visitors to engage in a dialogue and with visitors from around the world on press immigration-related topics raised by the tours of the museum. Facilitators will use discussion guidelines developed by the Museum to conduct focused discussions with groups of 10-15 visitors at the Museum about their personal experiences, responses to the tour, and perspectives on larger immigration-related issues. Pay is $15 per hour. To apply, please send fax or e-mail cover letter and resumé to Lena Sze, Education Associate for Contemporary Immigrant Perspectives at 212/431-0233 x223 or . Application Deadline is August 26, 2005. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Only selected applicants will be contacted.
For a list of duties and qualifications, click on the link below.
Added by Amy Lang on August 20, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Imagining America Conference Coming Up in September
Registration is now open for the upcoming Imagining America Annual Conference to be held this Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Based at the University of Michigan, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life is a national consortium of colleges and universities committed to fostering campus community partnerships in the arts and humanities. The theme of this year's conference is "Public Engagement and Intercultural Practice: New Democratic Spaces for Scholars and Artists." Register now at www.ia.umich.edu, where you may see a full conference schedule, hotel, and travel information.
Added by Amy Lang on August 18, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Roundtable To Focus On Using Dialogue in Neighborhood Revitalization Projects
NeighborWorks Training InstituteŽ and the Study Circles Resource Center are offering a full-day roundtable on Aug. 24 in Washington, D.C., on ?Issues and Problem-Solving: Community-wide Dialogue as Part of Your Revitalization Strategy.? Matt Leighninger and Sally Campbell of the Study Circles Resource Center will lead the roundtable discussion, which will focus on the challenges and opportunities that arise when you are recruiting participants and supporting action efforts at the neighborhood level. They invite participation from anyone who has organized study circles or any other dialogue & deliberation process as part of neighborhood revitalization projects (or even in venues other than neighborhoods). Register at www.nw.org and sign up for course number NR248 ROUNDTABLE.
Added by Amy Lang on July 20, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Perspectives Group Will Offer Two IAP2 Trainings This Fall
The Perspectives Group (www.theperspectivesgroup.com) has just announced that it will be offering two additional International Association for Public Participation Certificate training sessions in 2005. The courses will be held in Alexandria, Virginia, on September 19-23, and December 5-9. The course provides beginner through advanced practitioners with a broad-based learning experience covering all of the foundations of public participation. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2. Douglas Sarno, an IAP2 Master Trainer, will be leading the trainings. He has over 20 years of experience in planning and implementing public participation programs and has written and spoken widely on public participation issues. For more information or to register, visit www.theperspectivesgroup.com/resource/trainingpro. If you have any questions, contact Crystal Sarno or Kristie Bergeron-Hale at The Perspectives Group at 703-837-1197 or .
Added by Amy Lang on July 20, 2005??-??Link to this entry
VOMA Conference Coming Up in October
The International Victim Offender Mediation Association (VOMA) is an information resource, activist and membership organization dedicated to advancing the principles and effective practice of restorative justice. Their 2005 Conference, on the theme of "Restorative Justice: Imagining the Possibilities" is set for October 24-28, in Philadelphia, PA. The conference will cover issues including basic principles of restorative justice, diversity, using dialogue processes, and understanding restorative justice within the context of the larger community. For more information on VOMA, check out their website: voma.org/index.html. For more information or to register for the conference visit voma.org/conf05.shtml.
Added by Amy Lang on June 28, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Public Conversations Project Featured at Upcoming Omega Conference
Laura Chasin, founder and director of Public Conversations Project will be a featured presenter at Women & Power IV, a conference at the Omega Institute, September 9 - 11, 2005 in Rhinebeck, NY. The conference explores "the nature and necessity of feminine power...and take a bold look at the obstacles that mute the feminine voice [which] lives in all of us". Laura will present PCP's approach to creating sheltered spaces in which adversaries in costly conflicts develop respectful relationships that are stronger than their irreconcilable differences. The conference invites women and men from any background to participate. For more information on the conference, go to www.eomega.com. To register, call 800-944-1001. And to find out more about PCP's work in this area, visit www.publicconversations.org.
Added by Amy Lang on June 18, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Roundtable on Study Circles and Neighbourhood Revitalization Coming Up in Washington, DC
NeighborWorks Training InstituteŽ and the Study Circles Resource Center are offering a full-day roundtable on August 24 in Washington, D.C., on ?Issues and Problem-Solving: Community-wide Dialogue as Part of Your Revitalization Strategy.? SCRC will lead the roundtable discussion, which will focus on the challenges and opportunities that arise when recruiting participants and supporting action efforts at the neighborhood level. Anyone who has organized study circles as part of neighborhood revitalization projects or on other issues is particularly encouraged to participate. Early registration ends July 11. Register at www.nw.org.
Added by Amy Lang on June 13, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Democracy Lab Offers New Online Deliberation Opportunities
Democracy Lab has recently announced three new opportunities to incorporate online deliberation into your classroom. First, From June 29 to July 1, they're holding a workshop on Using Deliberation in the High School Classroom in State College, PA. Inquire regarding online possibilities, including enrolling in the workshop for graduate credit, at . Second, it's time to reserve space for your classes in Democracy Lab's Fall 2005 online issues forums. Details are here. Third, Democracy Lab is now conducting a second round of Request for Proposals with funding for first-time partnerships and for continuation of existing partnerships --a July 1 deadline for 2005-2006 projects. Visit this link for more details. You can also check out their website (www.teachingdemocracy.org/dl) for more information about all of these opportunities.
Added by Amy Lang on June 04, 2005??-??Link to this entry
3rd Annual Dept. of Peace Conference coming up in September
The Peace Alliance will hold its third annual Department of Peace conference September 10-12, 2005 in Washington, DC. The Peace Alliance will re-introduce legislation for a Cabinet-level Department of Peace as a tribute to victims of September 11th. Learn more and register at
www.ThePeaceAlliance.org or call (586) 754-8105.
Added by Sandy on May 25, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Call for Applications for NMCI's Nonprofit Diversity Leader Awards
The National MultiCultural Institute wishes to recognize the achievements of four distinguished nonprofit organizations in the Washington, DC Metro area for their role as leaders in community diversity and multicultural inclusion. NMCI will honor those organizations that have implemented innovative outreach initiatives that serve as models for enhancing diversity and encouraging respect and inclusion in the communities they serve. NMCI will present four awards, each focusing on a specific area of the nonprofit sector (education, health care, social services, and the arts).
NMCI will be presenting the awards at its Spring Conference on May 19th, 2005. The deadline for applications has been extended to April 29, 2005. For application info, go to www.nmci.org or contact Maria Morukian at [email protected] or (202) 483-0700 x228.
Added by Sandy on April 13, 2005??-??Link to this entry
NMCI's 20th Annual Conference Coming Up in May
National MultiCultural Institute's 20th Annual Conference will be held May 19-22, 2005 in Bethesda, Maryland. This year's theme is "Cultural Liberty: Championing Diversity, Equity & Human Rights." NMCI?s conferences bring together practitioners from across the country and around the world to explore diversity and multiculturalism in both personal and professional contexts. Leaders from academia, business, and government present the latest thinking and action on diversity issues to conference participants. NMCI conferences offer a large variety of workshops on issues that define and redefine the diversity field. Click below for the rest of the announcement.
Added by Sandy on April 12, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Open Town Meeting on Economic Issues to be Held in NYC on Monday
An "open town meeting" will be held this Monday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. near Baruch College in New YOrk City. The meeting will follow a lecture by Professor Lawrence Kotlikoff, author of "Coming Generational Storm", who will speak on economic issues to be addressed in the near future. The lecture is not open to the public, but the town meeting is. The context of the meeting will be the overall decline of America's competitiveness, the rise of our national debt, and the failure of our political discourse to address this. Organizers of the town meeting hope to make this meeting a launchpad for various deliberative processes. Click below for the full announcement.
Added by Sandy on April 02, 2005??-??Link to this entry
6th Annual Imagining America Conference to be held in the Fall
Imagine America, a national movement linking universities with the communities they serve through arts and humanities projects, will be holding its 6th annual conference on September 30 and October 1, 2005, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This year's conference theme is "Public Engagement and Intercultural Practice: New Democratic Spaces for Scholars and Artists." Click below for the full announcement or go to www.ia.umich.edu to find out more.
Added by Sandy on April 01, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Upcoming IAP2 Certificate Trainings Offered by the Perspectives Group
The Perspectives Group is offering the International Association for Public Participation Certificate training in Alexandria, Virginia on June 27-July 1, and on September 19-23. The course provides beginner through advanced practitioners with a broad-based learning experience covering all of the foundations of public participation. The Perspectives Group is one of the nation?s foremost experts in public participation and Douglas Sarno, an IAP2 Master Trainer, was part of the team of developers that designed the IAP2 Certificate Training Program. Sarno has over 20 years of experience in planning and implementing public participation programs and has written and spoken widely on public participation issues. Doug has delivered the IAP2 training dozens of times, to over 1,000 students worldwide. For additional info or to register for the training, visit www.theperspectivesgroup.com/resource/trainingpro.html
Added by Sandy on March 21, 2005??-??Link to this entry
AACU Hosts Conference on Pedagogies of Engagement
The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU) is holding a Network for Academic Renewal Conference next month called "Pedagogies of Engagement: Deepening Learning In and Across the Disciplines." Held April 14-16, 2005 in Bethesda, Maryland, the conference will provide an opportunity for educators to explore the emerging practices of engagement within disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields of study. Click below for the rest of the announcement.
Added by Sandy on March 10, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Georgetown University?s Second Symposium on Peace Coming up in April
On April 2 and 3, Georgetown University?s Middle East Dialogue and Listening Initiative (MEDLI) invites college students to the Second Symposium on Peace, Action, Reconciliation and Cooperation (SPARC) at their Washington, DC campus. In addition to being a great opportunity for networking, experiencing dialogue, and participating in conflict resolution workshops, the conference will be a jumping board for a nation-wide network for peace-oriented students and others and to serve as an example for other communities.
For more info, email or call Katie at 267-847-8532. Read about the first, 1993 conference at www.thehoya.com/news/030403/news3.cfm. More about the origins of MEDLI (formerly Students for Middle East Peace) can be found at www.thehoya.com/viewpoint/012902/view1.cfm.
Added by Sandy on February 27, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Next National Harwood Public Leadership School Announced
The Harwood Institute established the National Harwood Public Leadership School to help leaders bring new sensibilities and practices to their work, their organizations, and to public life. These sensibilities and practicies not only help leaders face the fundamental conditions that mitigate their efforts, but to change those conditions. Harwood is seeking leaders who want to bring this fundamental shift to public life in communities and across the nation. The next National Harwood Public Leadership School will take place May 9-12, 2005 at the Belmont Conference Center, located just minutes from Baltimore-Washington International Airport. To register, call Cindy Page at (301) 656-3669 and ask about early registration discounts.
Added by Sandy on February 23, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Cool Facilitation Opportunity for New Yorkers
I received an email yesterday from Karly Li at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City. The museum recently created a dialogue program called "Kitchen Conversations" for their public tour visitors. They are very excited about this program as it is the first ongoing public dialogue program ever conducted at the museum, and one of only two such programs in the country. They are currently looking to hire facilitators for the program, and wanted to reach out to the NCDD community. Click below for the full announcement.
Added by Sandy on December 18, 2004??-??Link to this entry
2005 Trainings & Events of the Institute for Global Leadership
Virginia Swain (Director of The Institute for Global Leadership) emailed me on Tuesday with a list of upcoming courses and events that are part of the Institute's Reconciliation Leadership? Certificate Program. Click below for more details about these Cambridge, Massachusetts, Tiverton, Rhode Island and New York City events and trainings.
Added by Sandy on December 01, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Call for Presenters for EPA's Community Involvement Conference
Proposals are due on December 17, 2004 for the Environmental Protection Agency's 2005 Community Involvement and Training Conference: "Building Bridges Through Strong Partnerships" in Buffalo, New York, July 12-15. This annual conference is a unique opportunity for a wide array of stakeholders to come together to share how EPA and its partners are involving communities in the protection of our air, water and land. U.S. EPA staff and partners who plan and implement community involvement, partnership, outreach, and educational programs are invited to attend.
Added by Sandy on November 30, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Leah Lamb's "Engage" Program Featured in Richmond Times
NCDD member Leah Lamb's innovative theatre/dialogue program was featured on Monday in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. An article by Michael Paul Williams called "Theater as an Agent of Change" outlined Leah's hopes to inspire civic engagement and community building among youth through her "Engage" program - a blend of theatrical performances and documentary footage conveying the civic and political experiences of Richmond residents. Engage will open September 16 through 18 at Virginia Commonwealth University. Click below for the full article.
Added by Sandy on August 25, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Public Conversations Project Offers a Selection of Fall Trainings
Same-sex marriage. US foreign policy. The environment. The Public Conversations Project (PCP) helps people engage in meaningful conversations that deepen their understanding of complex issues like these. Their high-quality trainings are designed to help participants find constructive alternatives to stuck conflicts and to strengthen their connections with people in their communities, workplaces, and homes. Click below for the fall lineup of trainings (Inquiry as Intervention, The Power of Dialogue, etc.) and a spotlight on "The Art of Interviewing: Transforming Stories about Conflict."
Added by Sandy on August 24, 2004??-??Link to this entry
The Splintering of the United States: Enough is Enough!
On Thursday, June 17, 2004 - from 9 to 10 a.m. - Richard C. Harwood, President of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, and the Reverend Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, President of The Interfaith Alliance Foundation, will address one of the most pressing and critical challenges we face today - how to break through the rhetoric of division by drawing on the civic and religious faith that binds individuals to their communities and to each other. This moderated conversation with Q&A will take place at the National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington DC. Email Patrick Miller for more details at .
Added by Sandy on May 26, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Compassionate Listening Project Fosters Jewish-German Reconciliation
The Compassionate Listening Project will offer a unique training in the Washington DC area October 10-18, 2004. The project, which fosters reconciliation among Jews and Germans, was held in Germany in 2002 and 2003, and this will be the first time it is offered in the U.S. Jewish and German participants ? from all nations ? are welcome to participate. Participants will learn the skills of Compassionate Listening and begin to explore and heal the Jewish-German wound. For more details, contact co-directors Brian Berman at (360/297-3358) or Andrea Cohen at (206/523-6018). Click below to read the full announcement.
Added by Sandy on May 15, 2004??-??Link to this entry
University of Maryland's OHRP Hosts Second Practical Conference for Diversity Professionals
I received an announcement on Wednesday about the second year of an exciting equity and diversity initiative of the Office of Human Relations Programs (OHRP) at the University of Maryland, College Park. The initiative is called the "Institute on Implementation and Institutionalization" or, for short, the I3. The I3 will be held July 7-11, 2004 in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Dr. Christine Clark, Executive Director, Office of Human Relations Programs, at 301.405.2841 or .
Building on OHRP's collaborative Ford Foundation funded Diversity Blueprint project with the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), the I3 offers PRACTICAL strategies for professionals in higher education in the development and realization of a broad-based and campus-wide equity and diversity agenda. Additionally, the I3 will feature two "Hot Topics:"
(1) Special Segments on Selective Admissions in Higher Education one year after the Supreme Court decision; and (2) Hate Crime Response Protocols on Campus.
Added by Sandy on May 09, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Workshop on Appreciative Inquiry in Healthcare to be Offered June 8-10
The Corporation for Positive Change is offering a training called "Appreciative Inquiry in Healthcare at the Gregg Conference Center at the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, June 8-10, 2004. Click below for the full announcement.
Added by Sandy on May 08, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Summer Schedule for Reconciliation Leadership Certificate Program
Virginia Swain sent me an announcement today about the Institute for Global Leadership's summer schedule for their UN-affiliated Basic Reconciliation Leadership? Certificate Program. Click below to read about the individual modules, which are held in June, July and August.
Added by Sandy on April 28, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Presentation and Workshop on Jewish-German Reconciliation this June
Join Compassionate Listening Project facilitators in Washington, D.C. for a presentation and non-residential experiential workshop focused on the Jewish-German wounds related to WW II and the Holocaust. The presentation will take place on Friday evening, June 11, and the workshop will be held on June 12 and 13.
Added by Sandy on March 28, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Upcoming Trainings in Reconciliation Leadership
The Institute for Global Leadership is providing a new leadership and development certificate training program called ?Reconciliation Leadership.? Reconciliation Leadership arises from the leader?s vocational calling, skill building and a philosophy of life to be at peace in oneself and be of service to others. The Program purpose is to activate the best of our humanity and reconcile the leadership crises of communities, institutions, nations and global entities for the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World (2001-2010).
Added by Sandy on March 19, 2004??-??Link to this entry
50th Annual Creative Problem Solving Institute to be Held in June
The Creative Education Foundation's 50th Annual Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) - the oldest and largest creativity event in the world ? will take place June 20-25, 2004 in Buffalo, New York. Activities include Facilitating Creative Leadership programs - including "Developing Your Leadership Style," "Building Teams," "Tools and Techniques" and more; the classic Springboard Program, where you'll learn to apply creative thinking and problem solving using the Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem Solving Process; several in-depth Immersion in Applied Creativity programs; and 150 Extending Sessions. Call 866-293-6060, email or go to www.cpsiconference.com for more info.
Added by Sandy on March 08, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Opportunity to Attend AU?s Summer Peacebuilding & Development Institute 2004
American University?s Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute provides knowledge, practical experience and skills for practitioners, teachers and students involved in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance and development. Held on AU's campus in Washington, DC, the Summer Institute will focus on various approaches to mediation, negotiation, facilitation, reconciliation and dialogue, particularly in conflict-torn and developing regions.
Added by Sandy on February 19, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Fellowship Opportunity for NYC Innovators
The Open Society Institute established the Community Fellowships Program to encourage and support individuals who are creating innovative public-interest projects that address critical social issues. The goal of the program is to provide individuals with an opportunity to apply their leadership in community-led projects that empower and improve the quality of public life. The program seeks to identify and support social-change agents who will work to remove social barriers by creating new opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalized communities. Fellows have created projects in such diverse areas as civic participation, education, the arts, and economic justice.
Added by Sandy on February 16, 2004??-??Link to this entry
June Course on Designing Interventions for Change
From June 28 through July 2, the Institute for Global Leadership will offer its course "Designing and Implementing Interventions for Community, National, Institutional and Global Change" at the United Nations in New York City. For more info: Go to www.global-leader.org and click on ?upcoming,? or call Virginia Swain at 508-753-4172 x3.