w. 2004 11 (nov)

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."

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November Course on Resolving Land Use Disputes Focuses on Dialogue

Merrick Hoben of the Consensus Building Institute asked me to share an announcement with you about an upcoming course on Resolving Land Use Disputes. The course will be held November 4-5, 2004 in Ventura, California. The course emphasizes a consensus building approach to resolving land use disputes that brings all the relevant stakeholders together for face-to-face dialogue. Click below for the full announcement or register at www.lincolninst.edu.

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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.

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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...

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ARNOVA Conference to Address Advocacy, Deliberation & Governance

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) will hold its 33rd annual conference November 18-20, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. This year's focus is "The Meaning and Motives of Philanthropy: Responding to the Needs of a Diverse Society." Among the proposed panels at this year's conference are "Technology in the Promotion of Civic and Political Participation: Advocacy, Deliberation and Governance." To participate in a technology panel, contact John McNutt at . For more information about the conference, go to www.arnova.org/call_4_participation_news.php

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Citizen Engagement Summit Scheduled for November in Canada

I don't know much about this group yet, but the Whistler Forum just applied for membership in NCDD and I look forward to learning more about this summit. The Whistler Forum for Dialogue will hold its first North American Summit on Citizen Engagement November 10-12, 2004 in Whistler, British Columiba, Canada. The Whistler Forum is modeled after the Aspen Institute, and is led by Executive Director William Roberts. For more details, email William at .

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