w. 2004 10 (oct)
Dialogue on "Exploring Collective Wisdom" Set for October in San Francisco
Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on October 13, 2004, The Presidio Dialogues will be holding a dialogue event on Exploring Collective Wisdom: How True Dialogue Leads to Wiser Group Choices. The event will take place at the University of San Francisco, and will feature the following guest "conversation starters": Alan Briskin, author, The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace; Juanita Brown, founder, World Cafe; Tom Hurley, former managing director, Chaordic Alliance. The event costs only $30 at the door ($20 if you register online). Go to
www.thepresidiodialogues.org/cal/calendar.html for more details on this and other TPD events.
Added August 07, 2004??-??Link to this entry
SoL Forum on Business Innovation for Sustainability to Take Place this October
I was asked by Vicki Schubert at the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) to distrubute this message from Peter Senge to the NCDD network. Peter Senge, as you may know, is a huge proponent of dialogue in organizational settings.
The message is about the Sol Forum on Business Innovation for Sustainability, which is set to take place October 11-14, 2004 in Dearborn, Michigan. According to Peter, "The Forum is an ideal way to network and to learn about sustainable thinking, business practices, and implementation strategies. This event will help managers and leaders understand and explore potential solutions that foster innovation and align outstanding business results with environmental and social prosperity." Click below to read the entire message.
Added July 28, 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
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
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 May 28, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Fall 2004 Peace Studies Program in South Africa
People to People Ambassador Programs is coordinating a delegation of professionals specializing in peacemaking and conflict resolution who will travel to South Africa October 16-27, 2004. Delegates will visit professionally related sites and meet with those specializing in conflict transformation, reconciliation, peace studies, restorative justice, and other related areas. The exchange will include extensive discussions on the application of diverse conflict resolution and peacebuilding strategies to address critical social issues, e.g. racism and the residual effects of slavery and apartheid, domestic violence, the AIDS epidemic, gangs....
Added May 21, 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 May 15, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Int'l Conference on Partnerships Between Communities and Health Services and Schools
Involved in community health? You may want to attend the "International Conference on Overcoming Health Disparities: Global Experiences from Partnerships Between Communities, Health Services and Health Professional Schools" October 6-10, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia. Co-sponsored by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and The Network: Toward Unity for Health, the conference will kick off with an opening keynote by Dr. David Satcher, Director of the National Center for Primary Care and the 16th Surgeon General of the U.S. Registration for the conference is now open at www.the-networktufh.org/conference/registration.asp. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is a nonprofit organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions.
Added April 24, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Int'l Conference on Community Health Set for Early October
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) and The Network: Toward Unity for Health are co-sponsoring an international Conference in Atlanta, Georgia USA that will replace our individual conferences for that year. The conference will be held October 6-10, 2004. CCPH is a US-based organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions. The Network is an international organization of community-oriented health professional schools, many from developing countries. By collaborating in these and other ways, we hope to strengthen the many wonderful partnerships already underway around the world, as well as to engage new individuals and organizations in this important work. More details and the "call for proposals" will be posted on our website at www.ccph.info.
Added March 22, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Second National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation to be Held this October
NCDD's 2004 conference will take place in Denver, Colorado, October 23-25 at Regis University. We plan to have this conference surpass the groundbreaking 2002 conference in every way - in numbers, in quality, in networking opportunities, in learning and skill-building.
Like our first conference, the 2004 conference will be planned as collaboratively and creatively as possible, and your input and involvement are more than welcome. Go to www.thataway.org/conference/2004/index.html for more info.
Added February 19, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Update on America?s Role in the World Deliberations
In January 2003, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions (MLP) held a national dialogue, with 344 randomly selected citizens from across the country, on America's role in the world. (More information on the National Issues Convention is available at www.by-the-people.org). The gathering demonstrated the power of informed public deliberation to spur serious reflection on complex policy choices. To extend and sustain this conversation, By the People held follow-up conversations in January 2004 in cities around the country, in partnership with local public television stations, community foundations, newspapers, universities, and civic organizations. A second phase, scheduled for October 2004, will extend the conversation to thirty communities.
Added February 14, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Follett Conversation on Creative Democracy Set for October
The Second International Mary Parker Follett Conversation on Creative Democracy is scheduled to be held October 21-24, 2004 at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. The Follett Foundation (www.follettfoundation.org) has issued a call for participants and themes addressing the following question: How can we fulfill the promise of democracy as a creative experience, one that releases both personal and social potential, from the local to the global level?
Added February 08, 2004??-??Link to this entry
Community/Health Partnerships Conference Seeks Abstracts
The Call for Abstracts and Registration Brochure is now available for the international conference "Overcoming Health Disparities: Global Experiences from Partnerships Between Communities, Health Services and Health Professional Schools," October 6 - 10, 2004 - Atlanta, Georgia. The conference is cosponsored by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and The Network: Towards Unity for Health. The Call for Abstracts and Registration Brochure is available at www.futurehealth.ucsf.edu/ccph/nationalconference.html.