w. 2004 09 (sept)
Why I Wish I Lived in Vancouver (Or, an Update from the Wosk Center)
If any of you in the Northwest or in Western Canada haven't yet heard of the Wosk Center for Dialogue in Vancouver, you're in for a treat. The Wosk Center makes me wish I lived on the other side of the country.
I just received an update from Nicole Mah of the Wosk Center, outlining some of their upcoming activities and programs. A Dialogue Network meets each month to dialogue about dialogue, which is cool enough - but also their 2004 Dialogue Maker's Series is launching on Sept. 10 with a dialogue inspired by the Dalai Lama's visit to Vancouver. Click below for the full announcement.
Added August 26, 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 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 August 24, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Appalshop Invites You to Attend Two Arts-Based Civic Dialogue Events in Kentucky
Appalshop is holding two exciting events in Kentucky this fall. First, The Robert F. Kennedy Performance Project, which will take place Sept 8-11, explores the effects of the ?war on poverty? in one of the country?s most distinctive yet marginalized regions. Second, an Art & Democracy National Gathering of artists and activists will take place September 11 and 12....
Added August 22, 2004??-??Link to this entry
First Int'l Gathering on the InterActive (Open Space) Organization Set for September
Michael M Pannwitz, Jo Toepfer and Hans-Georg Wicke recently announced the first international gathering on the "InterActive organization/open space-organization in Europe" taking place September 3-4, 2004 in Krakow, Poland. Participants at this meeting will explore the developments and challenges of the InterActive Organization in the expanded Europe. The meeting will be held in open space-format. Participants have already registered from Poland, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain and UK, and there is room for more!The gathering will be attended by people working in an organization (private, public, non-profit, NGO, etc.) that is moving towards the InterActive Organization using open space-technology along the way and open space-practitioners and facilitators working in such processes....
Added August 19, 2004??-??Link to this entry
SFU's 2004 Dialogue Maker's Series to Launch
Simon Fraser University's 2004 "Dialogue Maker's Series" will be launched Friday, September 10, 2004, 6:30 - 8:30 pm with "Educating the Heart: A dialogue inspired by his Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to Vancouver." For more info on this event, go to www.sfu.ca/dialogue/events.htm; or call 604.291.5100 to reserve your seat for this free public dialogue. If you're based anywhere near Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada), click below to read about the Dialogue Maker's Series workshops that will be held this fall.
Added August 13, 2004??-??Link to this entry
"(Don't) Talk To Strangers" Symposium to be Held in Chicago this September
A national symposium entitled "(Don't) Talk to Strangers" will be convened in Chicago by The Public Square inviting activists, scholars, and artists from all over the country for a two-day event on the need to foster broad and deep public conversations. The symposium will take place at the University of Illinois Chicago on September 24th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and September 25th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These programs will seek to further the notion that discussion, debate, and dissent are cornerstones of democracy. In an election year, these ideas are all the more important.
Added August 11, 2004??-??Link to this entry
First National Harwood Public Leadership School Set for September
The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation just announced that they will run their first "National Harwood Public Leadership School" this September. The school will take place at the (gorgeous) Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, Virginia, September 26-29, 2004, and it will help the Harwood Institute to fulfill its mission to encourage public leaders to pursue an alternate path in public life - one of possibility and hope....
Added August 05, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Host or Attend a Peace Party on Nationwide Dept. of Peace Day
The Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace is spearheading a Nationwide Department of Peace Day for this September 12, and you are encouraged to host or attend a peace party in your community.
The Dept. of Peace was introduced into the House of Representatives by Congressman Dennis Kucinich and currently has 49 congressional co-sponsors. This bill establishes nonviolence as an organizing principle of American society, providing the U.S. President with an array of peace-building policy options for domestic and international use. From international conflicts to domestic issues such as gang, school and domestic violence, the Department of Peace would systematically root out the underlying causes of violence in our culture...
Added July 26, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Basic Reconciliation Leadership Certificate Programme
Click below to read more about Virginia Swain's quality certificate program called "The Basic Reconciliation Leadership? Certificate Programme for Professional, Community, Institutional, Religious and International Change in a Time of Great Challenge." Or just go to www.global-leader.org and click on upcoming.
Added July 25, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Tele-Class for Future Teachers of Nonviolent Communication
For those interested in teaching Nonviolent Communication (NVC), click below to read about BayNVC's upcoming tele-class, facilitated by Meganwind Eoyang. The conference call-based course consists of a series of six sessions on Thursday evenings.
Added July 24, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Update from The (Booming!) September Project
As many of you know, The September Project is a coordinated effort to encourage people around the world to attend public places like libraries on September 11 and engage in talks, deliberations, and performances about democracy and citizenship. All events are free and public. Click below to read the Project's July 1, 2004 update, which includes news about the 101 libraries that are currently involved, the American Library Association meeting that David and Sarah attended recently, and about the Project's surprising international reach. You can also reach more about the Project in NCDD's new feature, "The De-Polarization of America."
Added July 02, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Online Peace University to be Held this Fall
from TRANSCEND Global Centre in Romania asked us to annnounce Transcend Peace University (TPU), which begins in September. Practitioners and students from around the world will come together online to participate in TPU this fall. Since 1996, over 300 on-site skills institutes have been offered for over 6,000 participants around the world, using the TRANSCEND manual "Conflict Transformation By Peaceful Means," published by the United Nations...
Added July 01, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Peter Levine's Blog Entry on the September Project
I've posted about the September Project already, but Peter Levine's blog May 10 blog entry about the project is more detailed that mine... so here it is.
Peter starts by saying "The September Project is a great idea for promoting public deliberation. Libraries across the country will hold public discussions on the third anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. The library systems that have already signed up are shown on this map." Click below to read his full blog entry, or go to www.peterlevine.ws/mt/ to check out Peter's blog.
Added May 13, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Online Summer School on Conflict Transformation
The Network University is offering an Online Summer School on Conflict Transformation. This summer three award-winning, interactive courses on conflict transformation will be run online as part of an unique web-based program. The courses cover Youth Transforming Conflict (July 5-30), Transforming Civil Conflicts (August 9 - Sept. 3), and Gender and Conflict Transformation (Sept. 20 ? October 15). For further info, go to www.netuni.nl or contact Ditta Dolejsiova () - or click below to read more.
Added April 29, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Second Int'l Conference on Appreciative Inquiry
The Second International Conference on Appreciative Inquiry: Creating Extraordinary Organizations for Business and Society is scheduled to take place September 19?22, 2004, at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a process that focuses on leveraging an organization's core strengths rather than seeking to overcome or minimize its weaknesses. As AI becomes a regular way of working, individuals at all levels and all functions identify best practices that the organization can build on in order to respond to new challenges. Go to www.aiconsulting.org/conference2004/index.htm for more details. Early registration rate ($1395) ends June 1.
Added April 06, 2004??-??Link to this entry
International Course Offered on Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Processes
The International Agricultural Centre (IAC) in Wageningen, the Netherlands is offering an international course called ?Facilitating multi-stakeholder processes and social learning? from September 13 through October 1, 2004. For more information and application forms, go to www.iac.wur.nl/iac/courses/module.cfm?code=61/50/2004, or read more by clicking below.
Added March 01, 2004??-??Link to this entry
ACR?s 2004 Conference to be Held September 29 ? October 2
The Association for Conflict Resolution will hold its large annual conference this year in Sacramento, California, Sept. 29 ? Oct. 2, 2004. The conference theme will be ?Valuing Peace in the 21st Century: Expanding the Art and Practice of Conflict Resolution.? www.acrnet.org
Added February 09, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Training for IAP2 Certificate in Public Participation
The Perspectives Group is offering IAP2?s excellent 3-course certificate program in May, June, July and September 2004. This training provides beginner through advanced intermediate practitioners a broad-based learning experience covering all of the foundations of public participation.