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Training in Performance-Based Youth Decision-Making Coming Up in Nevada

ZIPoPo is an interactive performance program that combines scriptwriting, acting, directing and facilitating to teach ethical decision making skills through audience participation. ZIPoPo was developed in Russia, was shown on 22 television stations there and is now in 62 countries around the world. Shamil Fattakhov, the program creator, will be here from Russia to do the training. The program is ideal for teachers, counselors and youth programs. The program could be presented as part of school activities or after school programs. The manual includes the discussion and ethical decision making portions but the scriptwriting, acting and directing portions are only available in the training program. The workshop will be held from 1 pm, Wednesday, August 16 to noon, Sunday, August 20, 2006 in Reno, Nevada. Cost is $100 before August 1st, $150 after August 1st, and includes daily lunch and the training DVD and manual. The program is a joint project of the Neighborhood Mediation Center, Reno, Nevada and the Association for Creative Moral Education, Kazan, Russia. Registration form, program updates, daily schedule, samples of skits and course materials available at www.mediatenmc.org, click (Golden Choices). For more information, contact: Trip Barthel, 775-788-2127, fax - 775-322-5404, or email .

Added by Amy Lang on June 18, 2006??-??Link to this entry

Taos Institute Announces Workshop Line Up

This Spring the Taos Institute is offering a full array of Appreciative Inquiry workshops. The workshop offerings are sponsored by our board members, the advisory board members and our associates and reflect their interests, practices and gifts. All workshop content is in alignment with social construction ideas and is grounded in its theory and practices. Register through the workshop presenters. To see a full listing, descriptions and registration information visit: www.taosinstitute.net. To see a list of the workshops, click on the link below.

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Added by Amy Lang on March 16, 2006??-??Link to this entry

Presence Walkabouts Coming Up in Santa Fe

Glenna Gerard (www.glennagerard.net) has just announced that she will guide two Presence Walkabouts in Santa Fe, New Mexico from June 18-25 and Sept. 24-Oct. 1, 2006. ?“Presence?” means: paying attention to that which is immediate; noticing what is emerging; discerning what is important; listening deeply and responding authentically. A ?“Walkabout?” is an experiential practice of heightened awareness, moving upon and in partnership with the Land and Nature. Such connection with the natural environment invokes inner resonance that opens the individual and collective to different ways of knowing. This challenging practice of commitment to a Walkabout, originated with the indigenous peoples of Australia as a means of attuning with the powers of place (landscapes) and rhythm (seasons) in search of a deeper knowing and wisdom. The essential structure of this Walkabout is a weave of specifically selected practices for Presencing with intentional movement and deep listening on the Land. Each individual will use themselves as an instrument to gain clarity and to create new possibilities in their lives. They will in turn use their increased Presence and attunement to what is emerging to practice deep listening and conscious co-creation as a group. The people who step into the Presence Walkabout groups are expected to be willing to walk into unknown territories, i.e., at the edge of their present personal, social, political and economic narratives. They will gather to hone their individual capacities for Presence, while at the same time exploring the nature and practice of Collective Presencing. Each group is limited to 12-15 persons. For more information, visit www.glennagerard.net/pw_seasonal.pdf or contact Glenna Gerard directly at .

Added by Amy Lang on March 14, 2006??-??Link to this entry

IAP2 Spring Training Schedule Released

IAP2 has realeased its Spring Training calendar with plenty of opportunities to learn public participation skills in trainings across North America and Australia. Courses include "Communications for Effective Public Participation," "Techniques for Effective Public Participation," and "Planning for Effective Public Participation. To see a full list of courses, dates and locations, click on the link below. Or visit IAP2's website: www. iap2.org.



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Added by Amy Lang on January 17, 2006??-??Link to this entry

Corporation for Positive Change Announces 2006 Training Schedule

The Corporation for Positive Change (www.positivechange.org) is a premier consulting firm using Appreciative Inquiry for transformation and innovation in business, government, and nonprofit organizations around the world, with proven results in change management, leadership development, team building and culture transformation For detailed brochures on each workshop, please e-mail , or phone 505.751.1232 (x2). To see a list of the upcoming workshop dates and locations, click on the link below.

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Added by Amy Lang on December 02, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Community Based Collaboratives Conference Coming Up in November

The Community Based Collaboratives Research Consortium's Conference, "Putting Knowledge to Work," is coming up this Nov. 17-19, 2005 in Sedona, Arizona. The conference will have a major focus on applying knowledge from both research and from field-based experience about collaboration for environmental protection. Researchers, community collaborative groups, state and federal agencies, local governments, facilitators, and environmental organizations will gather to learn about new research findings from Consortium projects and from leading researchers from across the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, view the conference agenda and download registration forms visit www.cbcrc.org. If you have questions, send an email to

Added by Amy Lang on August 05, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Community Collaboratives Research Conference Deadline Approaching

The Community Based Collaboratives Research Consortium's is holding a conference this Nov. 17-19, 2005 in Sedona, Arizona. The theme of the conference is 'Putting Knowledge to Work'. The conference will focus on applying knowledge from both research and from field-based experience about collaboration for environmental protection. Researchers, community collaborative groups, state and federal agencies, local governments, facilitators, and environmental organizations will gather to learn about new research findings from Consortium projects and from leading researchers from across the U.S. and Canada. Conference participants will also participate in critiquing and adding to the Consortium's draft book on environmental collaboration to be published in Spring 2006. Register by August 1 to get the Early Bird registration fee of $120. For complete details, visit www.cbcrc.org/2005%20National%20Workshop

Added by Amy Lang on July 20, 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

Practice of Peace Conference Coming up in September

Suzanne Maxwell asked us to announce an exciting upcoming conference on the Practice of Peace sponsored by ProcessWorks, Wellspring Associates, and Global Abundance Alliance. Inspired by the success of the first Practice of Peace conference in 2003, this year's theme is "Peace in a World of Conflict: Moving Beyond What We Know to What Is Possible." The conference invites anyone who is interested in peace and justice issues to take part in open conversation, dialogue, and the exploration of new projects, networks and ideas. The conference takes place in Albequerque, NM, from September 21-24, 2005. Check out the conference website at www.practiceofpeace.com. For more information, contact Kate Miller (505-867-2403) or Suzanne Maxwell (505-867-3942) . Click on the link below for more details about the conference.

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Added by Amy Lang on June 08, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Corporation for Positive Change Announces Three New Training Opportunities

The Corporation for Positive Change (CPC) has a great workshop lineup coming up. From August 2-5, the CPC will hold a Spiritual Retreat for Change Agents in Taos, NM. From October 12-14 the CPC presents a workshop Appreciative Inquiry in Action in Boulder, CO. And, from December 5-8, in Naples, FL, the CPC offers its Appreciative Leadership Development Program. For information and to register contact Corporation for Positive Change at 505-751-1232 or email: . Click below for details on each workshop.

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Added by Amy Lang on June 05, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Opening for a Public Involvement Specialist in Phoenix

EPG, Inc. (Environmental Planning Group) seeks a Public Involvement Specialist in its Phoenix, Arizona office. All levels of expertise will be considered. This salaried position may be filled at the entry, mid, or senior level. Experience and qualifications will determine level of placement and salary.

EPG is an interdisciplinary environmental and planning firm that places responsibility, integrity, and a balance of human, natural, and cultural resources at the forefront of project development and resource management. Their primary goal is to exceed the expectations of our clients while successfully managing projects from initial planning through construction and implementation. Additional information about EPG and the position is available at www.epgaz.com.

Added by Sandy on May 26, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Taos Institute Conference Coming Up in October

The TAOS Institute has announced an upcoming conference on the theme of "Social Construction: A Celebration of Collaborative Practices in Organizations, Communities, Therapy, Education, Social Work and Daily Life." An opportunity to learn about and share collaborative practices, the conference will be of particular interest to practitioners from any profession concerned with personal or social change. Register online at: ww.taosinstitute.net/upcoming/conferences, or for more information email or phone 1-888-999-TAOS or 1-440-338-6733.

Added by Amy Lang on March 27, 2005??-??Link to this entry

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.

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Added by Sandy on June 25, 2004??-??Link to this entry

Update from Taylor Willingham on Forums in Texas

Here's an update from Kettering's Friday Letter written by Taylor Willingham (), an NCDD member who's doing incredible work in Texas. Taylor, a longtime National Issues Forum activist had this to say about her recent work:

I?’m way behind on reporting the activities of Texas Forums, but that?’s only because we?’ve been so busy! On March 27, Texas Forums moderators convened three simultaneous forums on race relations. These forums followed a two-day Civil Rights symposium organized by Dr. Ed Dorn, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Kettering Board Member. We conducted these forums in partnership with Future Forum, an organization founded by Catherine Robb, LBJ?’s granddaughter and my office mate at the LBJ Library.....

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Added by Sandy on May 28, 2004??-??Link to this entry

2nd Annual Anti-Bias Ed Conference to be Held in June

Thomas Walker from arizona State University's Intergroup Relations Center sent our DialogueLeaders listserv a message today announcing the 2nd annual Conference on Anti-Bias Education Programs (or "ABEC"), which will take place June 10-13 in Tempe, Arizona. As Thomas writes, "This 2 day event will bring together leaders in various aspects of diversity, social justice and community development theory and practice, including a considerable interest and experience in dialogue programs of various types." Click below for the full message.

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Added by Sandy on April 28, 2004??-??Link to this entry

IAF's 2004 North American conference

The International Association of Facilitators?’ North American 2004 conference, The Art and Mastery of Facilitation, will be held June 17-20 in Scottsdale, Arizona. This is the 10th anniversary conference. For more info, go to www.iaf-world.org.

Added by Sandy on February 01, 2004??-??Link to this entry