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Deep Democracy Workshop Coming Up in Halifax and Boston
Envison Halifax is sponsoring the workshop "Deep Democracy: Unleashing the Potential of Groups" with Myrna Lewis and Sera Thompson. This four-day intensive training will give you the basic skills for an unusual and extremely helpful way of understanding and working with decision-making and the resolution of underlying issues. Deep Democracy is based on the work of revolutionary physicist/psychologist Arnold Mindel and was originally developed in South Africa, to work with business in the transition out of Apartheid. The cost of the course is $850, space is limited to 22 participants. Group discounts are available and the cost is negotiable for non-profit and independents. For more information, visit www.envisionhalifax.ca/learning_labs.shtml.
Added by Amy Lang on August 03, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Training Opportunity: Becoming a Measurement Guide
Yellow Wood Associates, Inc., of St. Albans, VT, has just announced a training that will enable professional facilitators to deliver a powerful planning and evaluation tool, called You Get What You Measure® to their own clients. In development for over ten years, You Get What You Measure® recognizes the importance of values in group work, incorporates systems thinking, and creates a culture of group learning. It explores in detail the connections between goals, indicators, measures, and the assumptions about how or whether specific actions will affect progress towards the goal. Ideal measurement guide candidates are community or organizational development professionals in a variety of fields seeking to build the capacity of their organizations or communities to make real and measurable progress towards their goals. After completing the three-day Becoming a Measurement Guide training, participants will be well on their way to becoming a licensed guide able to deliver You Get What You Measure® to clients of their choice. The training will be held at Yellow Wood Associates in St. Albans, VT, November 13-15, 2006. One or two of the available slots for this training will be available for smaller organizations at discounted rates. For more information, visit their website at www.yellowwood.org/BMG.htm, call 802-524-6141 or email [email protected].
Added by Amy Lang on July 30, 2006??-??Link to this entry
New Publications from Public Conversations Project
The Public Conversations Project (www.publicconversations.org) has two new publications. Fostering Dialogue Across Divides: A Nuts and Bolts Guide from the Public Conversations Project is an extensive resource describing PCP's core principles and practices, offering advice about working with conveners and planning committees, and providing step-by-step suggestions for multi-session as well as single-session dialogues. PCP's new guide also includes sample formats, sample invitations, and suggested questions on a range of topics. Second, Constructive Conversations About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Guide for Convening and Facilitating Dialogue in Jewish Communities in the US was written in close collaboration with the Jewish Dialogue Group in Philadelphia, which has had extensive experience in the field using PCP's general approach and methods in Jewish communities on the topic of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It includes an appendix on Jewish texts and dialogue. Both guides are available at PCP's website as pdf downloads for a voluntary donation. Nicely printed and bound copies of both guides can be purchased at www.cafepress.com/pcp_press. The multi-issue dialogue guide is $21 plus shipping & handling and the intra-Jewish dialogue guide is $18 plus shipping & handling. The intra-Jewish dialogue guide also is available from the Jewish Dialogue Group, www.jewishdialogue.org. You can also take a workshop offered by the lead author of the guides this November - to learn more, click below.
Added by Amy Lang on July 18, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Public Conversations Project Open House Coming Up June 27 in Boston
Public Conversations Project is inviting Boston-area NCDD colleagues to join them in welcoming Cherry Muse, the Public Conversations Project's new executive director, at an Open House on Tuesday, June 27th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend please RSVP to Christie Wren at 617-923-1216 ext 23 or email . The gathering will be held at the Family Institute of Cambridge, 51 Kondazian Street, Watertown MA (across the street from the Public Conversations Project). For directions, visit:
Added by Amy Lang on June 23, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Registration is now open for the ACR Environment and Public Policy Section
The Environment and Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution has announced that registration is now open for its conference to be held at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology in Cambridge, MA June 28 - 30, 2006. Chaired by Professor Lawrence Susskind, Director of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program and Harry Manasewich, President of Human Factor Dispute Resolutions, "Deliberative Democracy: New Directions in Public Policy Dispute Resolution" will offer participants the opportunity to network with each other while learning from top theorists and practitioners of Public Policy Dispute Resolution and Deliberative Democracy (democratic civic engagement). Keynote addresses and workshops will focus on the intersection of theory and practice in resolving public disputes as a means of deepening civic engagement, the role of practitioners in resolving intractable disputes around social and moral issues such as abortion and rebuilding the Gulf Coast, and work that goes on in other countries to resolve conflicts. The conference will also examine public dispute resolution as a business, leveraging financial and other data gathered from surveys of the top dispute resolution individuals and firms. For more information or to register, go to the website www.eppconference.org. Or, you can also contact Anne Mansfield with your questions at 802-831-1338 or .
Added by Amy Lang on April 23, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Applications Due April 15 for CONTACT Graduate Training Program in Conflict Transformation
Eline Potoski of the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont wanted us to share an announcement with you about the acclaimed CONTACT Summer Institute. CONTACT (Conflict Transformation Across Cultures) is a three-week 3-credit graduate training program in conflict transformation that provides skills and practical tools for reconciling intercommunal and intergroup conflict. The program?s mix of participants includes diverse individuals from a broad range of countries and regions around the world (six continents in 2004) and often includes individuals from opposing sides of a particular conflict. Applications this summer's program, which will take place May 29th, 2006 to June 16th, 2006, are due by April 15. Click below for the full announcement.
Added by Amy Lang on April 08, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Summit On Media & Political Education Coming Up in MA
Hundreds of traditional and citizen journalists, politic al strategists, educators, bloggers, developers, technology and media researchers will convene June 29-July 1, 2006 at University of Massachusetts Amherst for the first Media Giraffe Project conference called "Democracy & Independence: Sharing News & Politics in a Connected World." The Media Giraffe Project, a non-partisan, interdisciplinary research effort of the UMass journalism program, is hosting the roundtable summit and how-to sessions designed to: * Consider and recommend answers to changes to the financing and practice of journalism * Bridge the gap between new and traditional media * Show and consider the impact of new media technologies on journalism and the "public sphere" * Spotlight emerging business models * Create new networks of media innovators which bridge traditional carriers among journalism, education, politics and technology * Watch and share innovations in media-literacy education. For more information or to register visit www.mediagiraffe.org/invite-dowire. Or contact Media Giraffe Project at 108 Bartlett Hall, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA 01003, Tel. 413-577-4370 or email:
Added by Amy Lang on April 05, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety Seeks Statewide Youth Violence Research Partner for Anti-Gang Grant Effort
The Massachusetts legislature recently provided $11 million for anti-gang grants through the Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative. The Executive Office of Public Safety (http://www.mass.gov/eops/) is the lead agency for implementation of this anti-gang effort. To enhance the effectiveness of this initiative, EOPS will make available up to $250,000 in Byrne/Justice Assistance Grant funds to gather and share knowledge on youth violence and to work with Local Action Research Partner grantees and Shannon CSI grantees to improve overall program success and outcomes. A separate solicitation seeks Local Action Research Partners to provide strategic, analytic, and research support to individual Shannon CSI grantees. Information on the intended roles and relationships among EOPS, Shannon CSI grantees, Local Action Research Partner grantees, and the Statewide Youth Violence Research Partner will be available at the EOPS Web site and at an information session for potential research grantees. EOPS recognizes that the Shannon CSI grant program is a significant new investment and represents a unique opportunity to study a variety of interventions applied by a diverse set of grantees in response to the problem of youth violence. The goal of this solicitation is to assure that the state learns as much as possible from this historic investment. The state anticipates working in close partnership with the chosen grantee to further develop and refine project goals. Specific areas of assistance will include the facilitation of collaboration and learning across sites; convening of expert panels; training to Shannon CSI grantees and Local Action Research Partners; and production of interim publications and a final report. Due to the Byrne/JAG funding guidelines, state and local government agencies are automatically eligible. Any other organization wishing to apply should contact the EOPS Deputy General Counsel to receive instructions on how to be certified as eligible to receive federal grant funds. For more information on the Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative and/or to download the complete grant solicitation, visit the EOPS Web site. Deadline: April 14, 2006.
Added by Amy Lang on March 27, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Association for Conflict Resolution Seeking Conference Proposals on Deliberative Democracy
Deliberative Democracy: New Directions in Public Policy Dispute Resolution is the theme for the annual conference of the Environment and Public Policy Section (EPP) of the Association for Conflict Resolution. The conference will be held on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts from Wednesday, June 28 through Friday, June 30, 2006. They are seeking proposals by March 24th on one of three themes: Deliberative Democracy; Intractable, Values-Based Public Policy Disputes; International, Cross-Cultural Comparative Analysis of dispute resolution outside the United States. Please submit your proposal by email to Carri Hulet, Conference Manager, at . If you have any questions prior to submitting your proposal, please contact Carri at the same address. If you would like more information about the Environment and Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution, please contact Co-Chair Cindy Cook at . For general information about the conference, contact Anne Mansfield at 802-831-1338 or [email protected], or see www.vermontlaw.edu/elc/index.cfm?doc_id=1199. To read more about proposal submission guidelines, click on the link below.
Added by Amy Lang on March 05, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Vicki Robin to Host Workshop on Freedom in America
Vicki Robin, inventor of the Conversation Cafe and co-author of Your Money or Your Life, will be hosting a weekend retreat titled "If This is a Free Country, Why Don?t I Feel Free?" The workshop will draw on all of Vicki?s core teachings to address questions like, What is freedom for? What are limits for? When I?m tied up in knots, how do I cut through? When I lose my sense of freedom, how do I get it back? Can I feel free sexually and still be legal, moral, and married? When I?m swamped by possibilities, how do I direct my life? Why do so many Americans not feel free? For the first time publicly, Vicki will present the ideas in her new book on freedom, which is being published in 2007. The weekend will be held from May 12-14 at the Rowe Camp and Conference Center in Rowe, MA (www.rowecenter.org). Registration fees and accomodations are on a sliding scale. For information on the workshop, contact the Rowe Center at or call (413) 339-4954 from 9 to 6 Monday through Friday. And check out Vicki's blog at victoriaroserobin.blogspot.com
Added by Amy Lang on February 02, 2006??-??Link to this entry
School For International Training Announces 2006 Conflict Transformation Training Programs
The School for International Training (www.sit.edu) in Vermont has just announced its 2006 lineup of professional development programs in Conflict Transformation Across Cultures (CONTACT). Started in 1997, CONTACT offers professional development, skills and practical training to professionals working around the world in diverse fields such as education, human services, humanitarian aid, psychology and social work, human rights, and sustainable development. Some skills addressed are: Conflict analysis and intervention; Non-violent action; Intercommunal dialogue; Peace and development; Reconciliation and forgiveness; Training design; Intercultural negotiation and mediation; and Grant writing and fundraising. Programs include their Summer Institute (May 29-June 16, 2006), a three-week, three-credit professional development and graduate training program in conflict transformation; their Graduate Certificate Program, a one-year part-time 14-credit graduate and professional development program. It is designed with two short phases of face-to-face instruction coupled with distance learning in order to accommodate the schedule of full-time working professionals (SIT also offers MA programs in conflict transformation); and site-, organization-, and region-specific programs tailored to meet the needs of a particular organization or community in a conflict or post-conflict situation. Applications are available now and are due by April 15 (or as soon as possible if you are applying for financial aid or need a visa). The School offers a 25% discount on tuition for non-profits. For more infomration about fees, funding, scholarships, and applying to CONTACT, please visit the program website www.sit.edu/contact or contact them at
Added by Amy Lang on January 14, 2006??-??Link to this entry
Institute for Community Research Announces 2007 Conference
The Institute for Community Research has just announced it will be holding the 2nd International Community-Based Research Conference from June 7 - 9, 2007 in Connecticut, USA. Witht he theme of Beyond the Crossroads: Transformations in Community-Based Research, the conference will bring together those who are committed to using research for social change.
Transformations will build on the themes from our 2004 Crossroads conference addressing critical issues in community-based research partnerships, theory, methodology, methods of dissemination and ethics. (2004 conference program at: www.incommunityresearch.org/news/documents/crossroadsprogram.pdf) The conference will also cover new trends including the democratization of research and the growth of community-based research organizations (CBRO), new movements linking art and research, and the politics surrounding choice of "best practices" in research design and intervention evaluation. Interactive presentations and workshops will cross-cut fields, including health and mental health, education, environment, community development, racial/ ethnic and cultural relations and cultural development. More details to follow soon!
Added by Amy Lang on November 14, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Participants Needed in Massachusetts For Public Engagement on Sept. 17
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with 7 other participating organizations are currently conducting the Public Engagement Pilot Project on Pandemic Influenza. Their goal is to demonstrate that they can attract a large, diverse group of citizens without financial incentives to learn about a technical subject in public health, interact respectfully in gave and take discussions, and reach a productive outcome by ranking goals and populations related to the use of scarce influenza vaccine (rationing) in the early days of a worldwide outbreak of a new influenza virus. They have already held two successful public consultations with citizens-at-large in Atlanta and with stakeholders in Washington DC in the past month, and are scheduled to travel to Marlborough Massachusetts this coming Saturday September 17, 2005 to obtain citizen feedback on the preliminary report from the two previous meetings.
They are currently having difficulty recruiting at least 100 Massachusetts citizens-at-large to attend the consultation this Saturday morning. If anyone has access to Massachusetts citizens 18 and over who might be successfully recruited to attend, please let the organizers of this event know immediately know right away. Contact Jennifer Logan Coyle in Massachusetts at or call 617-620-9615. They will be repeating the feedback sessions in Omaha on Sept 24 and in Portland Oregon on October 1, 2005 and could use help in recruiting there also, but Massachusetts is the priority for now.
Added by Amy Lang on September 13, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Grant Available for Community-Based GLBT Initiatives
The Equity Fund of the Maine Community Foundation ( http://mainecf.org/) is seeking grant proposals for projects related to supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) programs in Maine. The mission of the fund is to strengthen GLBT organizations in Maine and promote community-based initiatives that address GLBT issues and needs. Project grants and capacity-building grants are both encouraged. A total of $15,000 is available this year. Applicants must be nonprofit, 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organizations, public schools, public agencies working for the State of Maine, or Indian tribal governments (and their political subdivisions) recognized by the Department of the Interior, or have a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) organization, public school, or public agency. Applications are due September 15, 2005. For information on applying, check the Maine Community Foundation website above.
Added by Amy Lang on August 18, 2005??-??Link to this entry
AAC&U Announces Conference on Student Learning and Civic Engagement
In conjunction with its conference this fall, the American Association of Colleges and Universities has organized a parallel working conference on "The Civic Engagement Imperative: Student Learning and the Public Good" in Providence, RI from November 10-12, 2005. The conference aims to clarify definitions and outcomes for civic engagement, explore new scholarship on coherent and effective civic engagement programs across the curriculum and co-curriculum, and consider innovative collaborations between educational and community leaders. The early registration and hotel deadline is October 17, 2005.
Visit www.aacu.org/meetings/civic_engagement/index.cfm for more details.
Added by Amy Lang on June 29, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Three New 'Power of Dialogue' Workshops Announced
The Public Conversations Project (PCP) has just announced three new opportunities to participate in its signature workshop, The Power of Dialogue. The workshop is a hands-on way to explore how to create meaningful dialogue that has the power to shift communication and relationships. Participants learn through the process of designing, facilitating, and de-briefing an extended dialogue simulation. The three new workshop dates are: Newton, Massachusetts, October 20-22, 2005; Dallas, Texas, November 4-6, 2005; Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 9-11, 2006. To register, contact Manda Adams at or 888-PCP-TEAM x13 (888-727-8326). And for a complete roster of workshops visit www.publicconversations.org/pcp/index.asp?page_id=123&catid=51
Added by Amy Lang on June 22, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Public Conversations Project Seeking Help
The Executive Director of the Public Conversations Project (PCP) in Watertown, MA is seeking a full time right-hand person to support her leadership of the PCP. This individual will help the director plan, monitor, coordinate and execute her projects; manage written communications; schedule appointments; assist with their annual appeal process and communicate with staff and Board. If you have any questions, or would like to send a cover letter and resume contact Susan Wheeler (), or mail to Public Conversations Project, 46 Kondazian Street, Watertown, MA 02472. For more information on the qualifications they are looking for, click the link below.
Added by Amy Lang on June 21, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Workshop on Non-Violent Communication Coming Up in Cambridge, MA
"Creating Compassionate Families & Schools" is a weekend workshop from August 12-14, co-sponsored by Nonviolent Communication Boston, Cambridge Peace Commission, the Center for Peaceable Schools at Lesley University, and the Institute for Peaceable Communities. The focus of the workshop is learning and practicing the consciousness and skill-set of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), as developed by Marshall Rosenberg. Teachers, school administrators, parents and child-care workers are encouraged to attend. Tuition is $175 for full weekend, $145 for full weekend with early registration discount (registration form & payment received by July 1), and $100 for Friday night and Saturday sessions only. For more information visit the NVC Boston Website: www.nvcboston.org.
Added by Amy Lang on June 16, 2005??-??Link to this entry
June Conference will use Learning Circles to Explore "Building the Engaged Campus"
New England Campus Compact and Educators for Community Engagement are partnering to create an exciting three-day event, Creative Tensions in Building the Engaged Campus, on June 9-11 in Boston. This conference features a very powerful discussion method, learning circles. Learning Circles are a valuable tool for community-building, learning and social justice where participants share personal stories and leave with a plan of action. This gathering will offer a wide range of learning circles, including Service As a Political Concept, Preparing Global Citizens, Cultural Shifts and Democratic Organizations, and many others.
Click below for the conference announcement, or go to http://ase.tufts.edu/macc/events.htm#2005conference to learn more about the conference or www.e4ce.org to learn more about learning circles.
Added by Sandy on April 05, 2005??-??Link to this entry
PCP Announces Spring Line-Up of Workshops
Click below for the menu of workshops the Public Conversations Project will offer in the next few months. The trainings range from one to two days in length and will take place in San Diego as well as greater Boston. PCP's much-touted training program enhances participants' capacity to plan, facilitate, and engage in more constructive conversations in their professional, civic, and personal lives.
Added by Sandy on March 17, 2005??-??Link to this entry
The Compassionate Listening Project Announces Upcoming Events & Workshops
I just received the Compassionate Listening Project's 2005 calendar in my inbox. Of particular interest are the Compassionate Listening Intensives, "Healing Our World from the Inside Out" (March 4-6 in Mt. Vernon, Washington; April 8-10 in South Bend, Indiana; April 16-17 in Lawrence, Kansas; May 6-8 in Everett, Washington; May 13-15 in Eugene, Oregon; June 3-5 in Denver, Colorado; and June 13-17 in Brattleboro, Vermont). To learn more about these trainings or to register, go to www.compassionatelistening.org/workshops.html. Click below for the full listing of the Compassionate Listening Project's upcoming events and trainings.
Added by Sandy on February 28, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Applications Due April 15 for CONTACT Graduate Training Program in Conflict Transformation
Eline Potoski of the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont wanted me to share an announcement with you about the acclaimed CONTACT Summer Institute. CONTACT (Conflict Transformation Across Cultures) is a three-week 3-credit graduate training program in conflict transformation that provides skills and practical tools for reconciling intercommunal and intergroup conflict. The program?s mix of participants includes diverse individuals from a broad range of countries and regions around the world (six continents in 2004) and often includes individuals from opposing sides of a particular conflict. Applications this summer's program, which will take place May 30 through June 17, are due by April 15. Click below for the full announcement.
Added by Sandy on February 22, 2005??-??Link to this entry
News from the Public Conversations Project...
The Public Conversations Project's December E-News focuses on "Talking About Politics across Divides." The e-newsletter announces some great resources designed to help those who with to engage in respectful, meaningful conversations with people who have vast political differences. PCP's Executive Director, Laura Chasin, recently wrote an article for the Christian Science Monitor's "Talking with the Enemy" series, and PCP has created some resources around that series. Click below to learn more about all of this, and to check the dates for PCP's highly acclaimed trainings this spring.
Added by Sandy on December 09, 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
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
Museum of Science in Boston Seeks Advice from D&D Scholars & Practitioners
I received an exciting email today from Zannah Marsh, a Researcher Assistant at the Boston's Museum of Science. Zannah and her colleagues are in the early stages of developing a project they're calling FORUM. Their goal with this program is to engage museum visitors in dialogue and deliberation about new developments in science and technology--and particularly the social implications of these developments. They aim to provide a neutral setting for visitors to fully engage and explore contested topics with others, exchange viewpoints, and deliberate on solutions or recommendations (hopefully with scientists, technologists, and other experts). They also plan to integrate these dialogues into formats that provide visitors with new information, interactive experiences, and access to artifacts from their collections.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Zanna would like to connect with people who have done academic research in the area of D&D on science and technology, and people who might be able to advise them as they design and learn how to facilitate these types of programs. Zanna can be contacted at 617-589-0202 or . I'd appreciate being cc:ed in any emails () so I can keep up with any developments.
Added by Sandy on July 15, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Public Conversations Project Announces Two Job Openings
The highly-respected Public Conversations Project seeks to fill two job openings, one for an Information and Office Coordinator, and one for an Outreach and Fundraising Coordinator. PCP's offices are in Waterbury, Massachusetts (outside Boston). FYI: I received this announcement on June 29, 2004. Click below to read about these positions.
Added by Sandy on June 30, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Peacemaking in the 21st Century: Inner Peace, Outer Action
There's still time to register for "Peacemaking in the 21st Century: Inner Peace, Outer Action," June 17-20, 2004, at the University of Maine in Orono, ME. It's the first of an annual series co-sponsored by the University's Peace Studies Program and the Maine Humanities Council and is meant to create a forum for those interested in peace issues throughout the world. The conference will include six speakers and 24 sessions on such topics as Moving from the Contemplative to Action, Poets and Writers for Peace, Restorative Justice, Peace and Reconciliation, and Native Rights and Human Rights. Speakers include Colman McCarthy, former Washington Post columnist who directs the Center for Teaching Peace in Washington, D.C.; Kathy Kelly, who joined the Iraq Peace Team in Baghdad in 2002; and Hope magazine publisher Jon Wilson. To find out more about the content of the conference, call (207) 581-2609 or visit http://dll.umaine.edu/peace/. For registration information, call (207) 581-4094, or visit www.umaine.edu/conferences.
Added by Sandy on May 31, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Hope in Action: A Conference to Change the World
Hope magazine's "Hope in Action, a Conference to Change the World," will be held Oct. 1-3, 2004, at Boston University. The intention of this inspiring magazine's second conference is to bring together peace activists from throughout the country to share ideas, make connections and receive inspiration. Speakers include Terry Tempest Williams, writer, naturalist and environmental activist; Frances Moore Lappe, author of "Diet for a Small Planet" and "Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet"; and Michael Battle, a priest in the Episcopal Church who teaches spirituality and black church studies at Duke University. Seminars will cover such topics as Finding Courage, Remaking Community, Reclaiming Democracy, Listening with Care, Building Bridges and More Than Money. For more information, call 1-800-273-7447 or visit www.hopemag.com.
Added by Sandy on May 28, 2004??-??Link to this entry
CONTACT Summer Institute Offers Four Week-Long Electives
The School for International Training's CONTACT program - Conflict Transformation Across Cultures - is a professional development program designed to strengthen and support the community-building, coexistence and conflict intervention and resolution efforts of peacebuilders from the United States and around the world. Participants can enroll in a 2-3 week residential Summer Institute at SIT?s Vermont campus (this year taking place from May 31 to June 18, 2004), or the Graduate Certificate program, which includes the Summer Institute, an additional week in residence at SIT's Vermont campus (this year from June 19 - June 23) followed by a practicum, coursework delivered through interactive distance learning, and a seminar, held either at a regional field site or at SIT. As part of the June Summer Institute, CONTACT is offering several electives that can be taken independently. These electives offer an opportunity to learn new skills and to study with their international community of peacebuilders. The electives are five-day courses, June 14-18, each of which costs $600. Scholarships or special rates may apply for non-profits and students. Email for more details or click below to read about the electives.
Added by Sandy on May 24, 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
Conference on Community-Based Research Partnerships to be Held in June
The Institute for Community Research (ICR) in Hartford, Connecticut, is sponsoring "Crossroads: Critical Issues in Community-Based Research Partnerships," a national conference that will critically explore issues related to community-based research partnerships, methodology, and methods of dissemination. Recognizing that community-based collaborative research (CBCR) is a growing field, the conference is aimed at developing a critical analysis of current approaches that move us to the next level in improving our relationships and methods. The conference will be held in Hartford June 10-13, 2004.