w. 2005 06 (jun)

Facilitators Needed for Community Dialogue in Pasadena, CA

The Western Justice Center Foundation (www.westernjustice.org) is seeking facilitators for a unique series of community meetings starting on June 25, 2005. Pasadena based community organizations and the Police Department are planning for the first of a series of discussions titled "A Community in Dialogue & Reconciliation." The WJCF are seeking facilitators for this event who are trained in dialogue facilitation, are experienced in this particular area and are able to work well in the moment to find common ground. The event will be held between 8am-2pm on Saturday, June 25, 2005. For more details or for an application form, email Najeeba Syeed-Miller

Added by Amy Lang on June 17, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Online Deliberative Democracy Group Meeting in Minneapolis

The Online task group of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (ODDC) (www.deliberative-democracy.net) is planning a two day meeting in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN on the topic of: "Deepening Online Deliberation Through Innovative Practice and Research." With over 30 national and international participants, the meeting will cover new practices and innovations in the field, ways to connect with government, increasing practitioners' capacities and developing opportunities for collaboration. The meeting will be held June 24 & 25. For a full list of attendees and to view the agenda, visit: www.deliberative-democracy.net/wiki.

Added by Amy Lang on June 16, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Presidio Dialogues Organizes June Meeting on Social Healing Toward a United World

On June 28, 2005, The Presidio Dialogues (www.thepresidiodialogues.org) is organizing a meeting to discuss the implications of the recent UN Millenium Development Declaration on improving quality of life around the globe. The meeting will consider future challenges for local and global awareness, cooperation, and healing and the how these issues create new imperatives for business. The meeting is at Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center at 747 Front St. (@ Broadway) 3rd Floor in San Francisco. Admission is $20 in advance by registering online; $25 in advance by email, phone or check; and $30 at the door. To register by phone, call (415) 433-9200 ext. 0. To register online, go to http://www.thepresidiodialogues.org/register.html.

Added by Amy Lang on June 13, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Conference on Water Sustainability Will Use Assembly Dialogue Method

Helen Spector asked us to announce the upcoming conference on water sustainability in Berkeley, CA on June 19. The conference will focus on both the San Francisco Watershed and the global water crisis. They will be using the the methodology that Helen presented at the NCDD conference last fall - the Assembly methodology developed for the Barcelona Parliament of the World's Religions that promotes reflection, dialogue and movement to action. The conference is also part of the United Nations 60th Anniversary events. For more information visit www.uribridgecc.org and to register, email .

Added by Amy Lang on June 09, 2005??-??Link to this entry

New Opportunities to Learn the Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry

Back by popular demand, the Corporation for Positive Change (CPC) is offering its course, The Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry, in Boulder, CO from June 13-17, 2005 and in Chicago, IL, from September 12-16, 2005. Whether you?’re a consultant or leader of change, the course will guide you through an exploration of the theories, principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry. The workshop provides hands-on experience of Appreciative Inquiry, preparing you to guide clients and groups in creating interview protocols, conducting interviews, working with appreciative data and stories, and crafting provocative propositions and organization design principles. The workshop will also explore the difference between Appreciative Inquiry and deficit-based approaches to change, and the power of positive change methodologies. For information and to register contact Corporation for Positive Change at 505-751-1232 or email: .

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

Democracy Lab Offers New Online Deliberation Opportunities

Democracy Lab has recently announced three new opportunities to incorporate online deliberation into your classroom. First, From June 29 to July 1, they're holding a workshop on Using Deliberation in the High School Classroom in State College, PA. Inquire regarding online possibilities, including enrolling in the workshop for graduate credit, at . Second, it's time to reserve space for your classes in Democracy Lab's Fall 2005 online issues forums. Details are here. Third, Democracy Lab is now conducting a second round of Request for Proposals with funding for first-time partnerships and for continuation of existing partnerships --a July 1 deadline for 2005-2006 projects. Visit this link for more details. You can also check out their website (www.teachingdemocracy.org/dl) for more information about all of these opportunities.

Added by Amy Lang on June 04, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Northern CA Appreciative Inquiry Practitioners to Meet June 11

Dina Medina asked me to post an announcement to the blog today about a June 11 meeting she is planning for Appreciative Inquiry practitioners in Northern California. The meeting will take place at San Jose State University from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. In addition to opportunities to share experiences and network, there will be an educational presentation and a reception hosted by the SJSU Communication Studies Department. Whether you're a change management professional, organizational development consultant, personal coach or a budding practitioner, this will be a great opportunity to meet others in the field and share practical experiences with AI. Click below for more details.

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Added by Sandy on June 02, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Facilitators Needed for UN World Environment Day in San Francisco

NCDD member Kenoli Oleari sent a message to the main NCDD listserv on May 12 announcing a volunteer opportunity for facilitators in the San Francisco bay area. Kenoli and Marc Tognotti will be facilitating five events for the United Nations World Environment Day in early June, and they are putting together a team of colleagues to help with large-group interactive events. The events will be based on a World Cafe framework adapted using principles common to future search, Open Space and World cafe. Click below for the full announcement.

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Added by Sandy on May 28, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Fourth "Open Homes, Listening Hearts" to take place this June

Do you talk to strangers? During the month of June, Initiatives of Change, a Washington, DC based organization, is encouraging individuals and groups to invite people of other religions and ethnicities to share a meal and conversation. Open Homes, Listening Hearts is a four-year-old event that has demonstrated the power of sharing personal stories with people with whom we don?’t normally interact. Breaking down walls of misunderstanding and building new relationships based on changing our perceptions is one way to increase tolerance and peace worldwide. Visit www.ohlh.org or email for additional information on how to participate in this life transforming experience.

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

Centre for Public Scrutiny's Annual Conference Coming up in June

The Centre for Public Scrutiny's third annual conference will give non-executives and their support officers the opportunity to share learning with peers from their service area and across the public sector. Attendees will gain an insight into common principles binding their activities and innovative insights into how to make public governance work in practice. The conference will take place June 23, 2005 in London, England and will feature keynote speaker Hazel Blears, Minister of State for Crime Reduction, Policing, and Community Safety. For more info or to register online, go to www.neilstewartassociates.com/publicgovernance.

Added by Sandy on April 23, 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.

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Added by Sandy on April 05, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Upcoming IAP2 Certificate Trainings Offered by the Perspectives Group

The Perspectives Group is offering the International Association for Public Participation Certificate training in Alexandria, Virginia on June 27-July 1, and on September 19-23. The course provides beginner through advanced practitioners with a broad-based learning experience covering all of the foundations of public participation. The Perspectives Group is one of the nation?’s foremost experts in public participation and Douglas Sarno, an IAP2 Master Trainer, was part of the team of developers that designed the IAP2 Certificate Training Program. Sarno has over 20 years of experience in planning and implementing public participation programs and has written and spoken widely on public participation issues. Doug has delivered the IAP2 training dozens of times, to over 1,000 students worldwide. For additional info or to register for the training, visit www.theperspectivesgroup.com/resource/trainingpro.html

Added by Sandy on March 21, 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.

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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.

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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.

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Added by Sandy on February 22, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Authentic Leadership at the Shambhala Institute next June

The fifth annual Authentic Leadership Summer Program will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) from June 22 through July 1 2005, and will include two-day workshops and a six-day Core Program. I plan to attend this year, and I hope to see some of you there!

Known for its integrative approach (leadership capacity-building is supported by meditation, creative process, simulations, and dialogue), the Summer Program attracts about 250 leaders and change agents from around the world. Intensive modules are led by such renowned mentors as Margaret Wheatley, Julio Olalla, Brian Bacon, Carol Pearson, and Harrison Owen. Of particular interest to the D&D community is a module on "Circle, Brush & Sword: Hosting Conversations as a Martial Art," led by masters in three fields: Toke Moeller from Denmark (The Art of Hosting), Barbara Bash (Eastern brush calligraphy), and Bob Wing (Aikido). To learn more, go to www.shambhalainstitute.org

Added by Sandy on December 03, 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.

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