w. 2005 10 (oct)
Ten Days To C2D2!
With ten days to go until the Canadian Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation in Ottawa, organizers have sent out answers to their top three most frequently asked questions. First, people are asking,"Can I still register for a pre-Conference training session?". The answer is yes ? and up to October 26, as long as space permits. The website has been adjusted to reflect the two sessions that will be on offer, at extremely low prices - one on Best Practices in Public Consultation and the other on Intermodal Engagement: How to Marry Online and Traditional Consultation and Dialogue. A second FAQ is "How much longer will registration for the Conference remain open?" The Conference registration is already high? and people can register right up to opening on the evening of October 27. A full description of the Conference program ? including over 60 interactive breakout sessions, 6 community conversations, 4 plenaries and 2 deliberative dialogues ? and online registration and payment, are available at www.c2d2.ca. One final question being asked is "Will there be an opportunity to meet and network with other participants and presenters?" The answer is that the Conference has been designed with this purpose in mind. In fact, World Café, the opening session on the evening of October 27, will set the stage for ongoing opportunities to connect ? that is what C2D2 is all about! In addition, there are no speakers or learning sessions during mealtimes and breaks to ensure that participants are free to follow up on ideas with other participants and presenters. Plans are already underway for post-Conference communication, as well. To find out more about pre-conference training, the program for the conference or answers to your other FAQs, visit the Conference website at www.c2d2.ca.
Added by Amy Lang on October 18, 2005??-??Link to this entry
SFU Dialogue Program Offers Two Upcoming Workshops
The Dialogue Program at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, Canada has two workshops coming up this fall. First, their Dialogue Practitioner Workshop will be held on Thursdays, October 6, November 3 and December 1, 2005, 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Cost is $150, and discounts are available. Second, a workshop on Appreciative Inquiry: Creating positive change in organizations and other human systems will be held from October 31-November 1, 2005, 9-5pm. Cost is $525, and discounts available. For more information on these workshops and other programs at the Dialogue Program, download their brochure at www.sfu.ca/dialogue/dialoguemakers_web.pdf.
Added by Amy Lang on October 03, 2005??-??Link to this entry
C2D2 and Politalk.org Offer Workshop on E-engagement Tools and Techniques
The Canadian Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2 - www.c2d2.ca) & Politalk.Org would like to invite you to join an online workshop / demonstration of the tools and techniques being used by Politalk.Org to host an online forum with over 400 participants from more than
70 different countries. The workshop will 1) Tour the opensource tool (Groupserver) being used to host the forum; 2) Discuss online facilitation techniques with experienced online facilitators; 3) Mingle in the online 'cafe' with student participants from over 70 different countries; and 4) Serve as a volunteer facilitator for one of the online small groups of student participants
The events will take place on the following dates: Oct 4 -6: Pre-Forum Tour of Groupserver and Discussion of Online Facilitation (Chat & Web Forum); Oct 12-25: Building A Safer World: The UN in the 21st Century (Webcast, Chats, & Web/Email Forums). "Building a Safer World" is an online student forum with participants from around the globe. Participants of the C2D2 workshop will be able to observe and have limited posting privileges in the UN Forum itself. However, special opportunities have been set-up to tour the software being used, engage in online discussions about online dialogue and deliberation, and possibly serve as volunteer facilitators for the student forum. FREE Registration at: http://discuss.politalk.org/un/login/register_C2D2.xml. You do not need to be attending C2D2 to participate in this online event. For Further Information contact Tim Erickson at
Added by Amy Lang on October 02, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Discounts Still Available for CPC Appreciative Inquiry Courses
The Corporation for Positive Change has just sent out a reminder that discounts still apply for their remaining 2005 Appreciative Inquiry (AI) workshops. The Corporation for Positive Change (CPC) also provides substantial discounts to students and non-profit organizations. Upcoming courses include Appreciative Inquiry in Action - October 12-14 in Boulder CO; Appreciative Inquiry Summit - November 7-10 in Chicago IL; and an Appreciative Leadership Development Program - December 5-8 in Clearwater, FL. For full information on each course, phone 505.751.1232 (x2), visit www.positivechange.org or email .
Added by Amy Lang on September 27, 2005??-??Link to this entry
C2D2 Invites Participants for Online Forum About the United Nations
The First Canadian Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2) invites you to participate as an Observer or a Participant in a large-scale, international e-forum regarding the United Nations. This event will involve between 300 - 500 participants from around the world and will be hosted by Politalk in partnership with C2D2, the Canadian Commision for UNESCO, and the US Atlantic Council. There is no charge. C2D2 registrants can participate or observe the online e-forum "Building a Safer World: the UN in the 21st Century" will take place (in English) between October 12 and 25. C2D2 will hold a follow-up session during C2D2. For more information on this event, contact . And for more information on C2D2 or to register, visit www.c2d2.ca.
Added by Amy Lang on September 26, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Workshop on Latino Identity Coming Up in Oakland, CA
On Saturday, October 8, 2005 from 9:00-4:30 multicultural consultant Roberto Almanzan will host the all-day workshop "A Reflective Journey into Latino Identity." This is a workshop for Latinos/as to explore their multiple identities and engage in healing work across differences. The goal is to cement a united Latino/a community that deeply values and integrates cultural diversity and authentic collaboration by engaging in personal and community healing for this and future generations. The workshop can accommodate up to 20 people with a view of balancing gender, class, race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and immigrant/US born status. Please confirm your attendance by September 30th. The donation is sliding scale $75-100. It includes a delicious lunch, snacks, the services of three skilled facilitators and workshop materials. A payment plan is negotiable. Contact Roberto Almanzan for registration information at 510.531.6462 or .
Added by Amy Lang on September 20, 2005??-??Link to this entry
C2D2 Conference Registration Deadline Extended to Sept. 23
The first ever Canadian Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation (Oct. 27-30) has just extended its deadline for early registration until Sept. 23. Cost is $475 plus GST. The program for C2D2 is now up and running on the website (www.c2d2.ca) and includes three days of varied presentations, interactive sessions and activities, as well as a pre-Conference training day (October 27), with a wide range of half-day and full-day training opportunities. All C2D2 trainers are generously offering sessions at very low rates ? $150.00 (plus GST) for half-day and $250.00 (plus GST) for full-day sessions. Registration for training must be completed separately. To register for C2D2 or the pre-conference training, visit the website today! If you have any questions, contact Sandra Zagon at or (613) 565-1500 or Miriam Wyman
or (416) 413-0347.
Added by Amy Lang on September 18, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Online Deliberative Forum on Afro Descendent Participation Starting This Week!
Members of civil society throughout the Western Hemisphere who are interested in Afro Descendant issues are invited to participate in discussions that support the participation of Afro Descendants in the Inter-American system. Through an online deliberative forum, civil society will work together to establish shared strategies for raising the profile of Afro Descendant concerns in the Americas and for influencing hemispheric policy. Results of the deliberation will be shared with decision makers at the hemispheric level. Civil society members interested in Afro Descendant issues are encouraged to register and participate in the forum by visiting www.partners.net/hemisphericforum. The deliberation is being held September 19 to October 21, 2005. It will be conducted in English and Spanish with written submissions in Portuguese and French also accepted. Weekly and midweekly summaries will be provided in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. This online forum is an initiative of Partners of Americas? Center for Civil Society in collaboration with the Centro de Mujeres Afrocostarricenses, Global Rights, the Inter-American Foundation, the Inter-Agency Consultation on Race in Latin America, and the Inter-American Democracy Network. For more information, please visit the Partners of Americas' website listed above or contact Partners of the Americas at
Added by Amy Lang on September 18, 2005??-??Link to this entry
"Color of Fear" Workshop Coming Up in Oakland, CA
It is the 10th anniversary of the debut of "The Color of Fear," a groundbreaking documentary film about race, ethnicity and color in the United States. To commemorate this anniversary, Cervantes Diversity Associates is presenting an experiential and interactive workshop that will provide an opportunity to re-examine the film from our present perspective and to deepen our understanding of what it means to be a White person. By recognizing how (for White/European Americans) "whiteness" colors everything we see, hear, and do, we can begin to interrupt the patterns and overcome the habits that keep us from becoming a truly multicultural, democratic and inclusive community. The workshop takes place Oct. 1-2 from 9 am to 5 pm in Oakland, CA. For more information, please contact Rhonda Cervantes at 510.908.1684 or email
Added by Amy Lang on September 17, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Update on IAP2 Conference Training Opportunities
As the IAP2 Annual Conference in Portland, OR draws near, the conference organizers have sent out a reminder about the great training opportunities that will take place before the conference, from Oct. 14-16. You can register to take a number of different courses, including the foundation courses in the IAP2 Certificate program. To learn more about the trainings, visit the conference website (www.iap2.org/displayconvention.cfm) and click on "Pre-Conference Training". To register for the conference, visit the website and click on "Register". And to read a list of course offerings, click on the link below.
Added by Amy Lang on September 17, 2005??-??Link to this entry
News About By The People's Upcoming Deliberation Week
By the People (www.pbs.org/newshour/btp) has just announced grant awards to the community groups and PBS stations in sixteen cities across the country that will convene Citizen Dialogues and produce companion television programming during Deliberation Week, October 22-29, 2005. Through these events, they anticipate more than 1,000 citizens nationwide will join in a common deliberation about one of two critically important issues before the nation: healthcare and education. The discussions, which will be national and local in scope, will reach an even larger audience when they are featured in a national PBS broadcast airing on November 10, 2005, at 9:00pm ET. To read a list of participating groups and stations, click on the link below.
By The People is also organizing a number of other participation venues. Five community colleges around the country will engage their students and local communities in dialogues on healthcare and education during Deliberation Week and throughout the fall. Topics for discussion include healthcare for the uninsured, hospital personnel shortages, education ethics, and teaching challenges in a diverse classroom. (To read a list of participating colleges, click on the link below). And more than 300 citizens will participate in a national online conversation about By the People?s Deliberation Week issues-- healthcare and education-- in September and October 2005. A representative sample of citizens nationwide will participate in weekly small group discussions to become more informed. The resulting shifts of opinion will reveal what these participants think about healthcare and education as they learn more about these issues. The experiment will be conducted for By the People by the Stanford Center for Deliberative Democracy and Polimetrix. The online process will mirror face-to-face conversations taking place during Deliberation Week. The online deliberators, who will be a national representative sample, will meet online in small groups and participate in discussions conducted through voice rather than text. Results of the online Deliberative Opinion Poll® will be available on the By the People website in November.
Added by Amy Lang on September 15, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Heartland Institute Organizing Two Upcoming TeleConversations
Heartland Institute invites everyone to participate in two upcoming TeleConversations. The first, on September 20 is with Richard Leider, President of The Inventure Group. Ranked by Forbes as one of the "Top 5" most respected coaches, Richard is a best-selling author with thirty years experience in coaching people to live. Richard is a founding partner of The Inventure Group, a training and coaching firm. A pioneer in the field of career coaching, Richard has become an internationally respected author, speaker and a noted spokesman for "life skills" needed in the 21st century. On October 5 join in conversation with Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD Evolution Biologist, Futurist, Speaker and Consultant. Elisabet shows the relevance of biological systems to organizational design in businesses, government and global trade. Participation is free for Heartland Institute members and costs $15 each for non-membersl. Sign up to participate by visiting www.heartlandcircle.com/store/class_detail.cfm?CLASS_ID=26 , calling 888-925 -5995, or emailing .
Added by Amy Lang on September 14, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Facilitators Needed for Youth-Police Day of Dialogue in Pasadena, CA
The Western Justice Center Foundation (WJCF), in collaboration with Pasadena based partners including the Office of Creative Connections, the YWCA and Office of Reconciliation Ministries are seeking youth and adult facilitators for an upcoming interactive dialogue between the Pasadena Police Department and youth ages 13-22. The dialogue will take place on October 29, 2005. WJCF will be hosting the event at Madison Elementary School from 1-4 p.m. in Pasadena, CA. They are seeking volunter youth facilitators and adult facilitators who team facilitate groups of 10-12 youth. The youth facilitators will be taking the lead for this event. Youth volunteers do not have to be formally trained in facilitation, but are encouraged to have some leadership experience and have worked with diverse groups in some form of facilitation or problem solving. Adult facilitators should have some form of training and experience to mentor youth facilitators through this process and feel comfortable working with youth. For more information, please email or call (626 584 7494 and ask for Kathy). They will also hold an orientation dinner for all facilitators on September 28, 2005 from 6-9 pm.
Added by Amy Lang on September 13, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Appreciative Inquiry Workshop Coming Up in Boulder, CO
Amanda Trosten-Bloom and Mike Mantel, authors of "The Power of Appreciative Inquiry" and "The Nonprofits' Guide to the Power of Appreciative Inquiry" are inviting everyong to their "Appreciative Inquiry in Action" Workshop, this October 12-14 in Boulder, CO. The workshop is designed to build on individuals' experiences as leaders of positive change, and to deepen your understanding of Appreciative Inquiry. For more information or to register, visit the Corporation for Positive Change (CPC) website: www.positivechange.org or contact Maggie Considine at or phone 505.751.1232 (x2). Early bird discounts are available until September 21.
Added by Amy Lang on September 13, 2005??-??Link to this entry
NCDD to Participate in the SCRC National Conference
This Oct. 7-8, the Study Circles Resource Center conference will take place in Northbrook, IL (a suburb of Chicago). NCDD wil be there hosting a pre-conference workshop with the Deliberative Democracy Consortium about navigating and choosing among different models of dialogue and deliberation. You can sign up for pre-conference training and plan your conference workshops by visiting the conference website www.studycircles.org/scrcconference. Early registration is open until Sept. 14, and discount hotel rooms will be available until Sept. 16, so register now! This year's conference will feature open space lunches, where any participant can organize a discussion table around a challenge or issue that hasn't been covered in the workshops. The conference will also feature a performance by the unforgettable National Playback Theatre. Visit the conference website for details.
Added by Amy Lang on September 11, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Midwest Palestinian-Jewish Dialogue Weekend Coming Up Oct. 1-2
The Second Annual Midwest Palestinian-Jewish Dialogue Weekend is coming up soon in Louisville, KY, from October 1-2. Hosted by Elias Botto and Libby & Len Traubman, the weekend will be an opportunity for those who are deeply interested in Jewish-Palestinian Sustained Dialogue to finally meet face-to-face, review principles of Dialogue and outreach, consider shared challenges to Sustained Dialogue, and think together about deepening and widening the Dialogue circle, here and overseas. Cost is $75, $50 for students, and some scholarships are available. For the weekend's schedule, visit traubman.igc.org/louisville.htm.
Added by Amy Lang on September 11, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Update on IAP2 Conference (Oct. 14-19)
The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Conference is coming up soon in Portland, OR and with it come extra ways to participate in this year's event. First, during pre-conference training (Oct. 14-16) all three IAP2 Certificate Program courses will be offered along with more than 10 other excellent training sessions. This is the most diverse training program ever offered at an IAP2 conference. For more information or to register, visit www.iap2.org/displayconvention.cfm. IAP2 has also opened up sponsorship opportunities - if you or your employer are interested, visit www.iap2.org or contact Roberta Bourn at . Third, all conference presenters and registrants are invited to prepare a poster that presents their new ideas in public participation. They are looking for ideas developed through practical experience or academic research. Posters will be presented at the Ideas Fair session on Monday October 17, 2005, from 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference. A numbered catalog of the poster displays will also be available. Prepare a brief description of your poster idea (about 50 words) and your contact information and send it to Paul Leistner, 2350 S.E. 57th Ave., Portland, OR 97215 USA or email .
Added by Amy Lang on September 11, 2005??-??Link to this entry
News from C2D2: Many Different Ways to Participate
C2D2 has just sent out the latest update on the upcoming inaugural Canadian Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation to be held in Ottawa from Oct. 27-30, 2005. In this bulletin, they describe the many ways to participate in the conference, including pre-conference training, exhibits, advertising and of course, the many workshops offered at the conference itself! To learn more about C2D2 or to register (receive a discount if you register by Sept. 15), visit www.c2d2.ca. Got questions? Contact Sandra Zagon, or (613) 565-1500 or Miriam Wyman, or (416) 413-0347. And to read the C2D2 bulletin in full, click on the link below.
Added by Amy Lang on August 22, 2005??-??Link to this entry
New PBS Series Invites Study Circle Participants
The PBS series NOW is looking for participants in a pilot project that will encourage active discussion and engaged citizenship. The Twin Cities will be one of two sites (the other is San Diego) to host the pilot "Program Clubs," which will be run on the study circle model. The study circles will be organized in September and October. If you're interested in participating as a member or a facilitator of a group, please contact the Twin Cities Program Club coordinator, David McCarthy at . To read more about the program, click on the link below.
Added by Amy Lang on August 18, 2005??-??Link to this entry
C2D2 Announces Program Highlights for Inaugural Conference
The program for the Canadian Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2) to be held in Ottawa, October 27 ? 30, 2005, includes pre-conference training opportunities, four interactive plenaries and a diverse range of break-out sessions, alongside innovative opportunities for conference participants to connect and network with one another. Each plenary is designed as a community session that will use tested, large scale dialogue and deliberation practices. " They will allow conference participants to experience them, model them and replicate them, " says Miriam Wyman, Conference Co-Chair.
For information about the conference and to register visit www.c2d2.ca. Or to read more about program highlights, who to contact, the groups involved and fees for the conference, click the link below.
Added by Amy Lang on August 09, 2005??-??Link to this entry
SCRC Invites Exhibits at National Conference
Study Circles Resource Center is now inviting exhibits for its National Conference from Oct. 7-8 in Northbrook, IL. This is an opportunity to showcase your program's work in our exhibit hall by displaying photos, discussion guides, promotional fliers, and more. To learn more about the conference visit www.studycircles.org/scrcconference/. Contact Jill Kornrumpf at 860-928-2616, ext.11, or email to reserve your space.
Added by Amy Lang on August 05, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Leading Civic Organizations (Including NCDD!) To Present Workshops at SCRC's National Conference
SCRC has just announced that it will hold a series of pre-conference workshops at its "Telling the Story of Democracy" national conference on Oct.7 in Northbrook, Ill. The workshops will offer introductions to the work of AmericaSpeaks, The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, The Aspen Roundtable Project on Race and Community Revitalization, The Deliberative Democracy Consortium and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, National Issues Forums, and NeighborWorks America®. To learn more about the workshops, or to register for the conference, visit www.studycircles.org/scrcconference/.
Added by Amy Lang on July 10, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Constitutional Rights Foundation Offers Mini-Grants for K-12 Service Learning
The Constitutional Rights Foundation ( www.crf-usa.org ) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society. Each year, with support from the Maurice R. Robinson Fund of New York City, the organization's Robinson Mini-Grant Program awards mini-grants of up to $500 for K-12 service-learning projects designed to address serious community issues such as poverty, hunger, the environment, mentoring children and youth, crime and safety issues, and aging. Elementary and secondary schools and community agencies that work with K-12 youth may apply. Every application must have an adult sponsor who will ensure that student planners are involved in planning, designing, and evaluating the project. Projects, which should address an important issue or need, can be completed at school or in the community. Applications are due October 14, 2005. To download a Robinson Mini-Grant application form, visit www.crf-usa.org/network/crf_robin.html
Added by Amy Lang on July 06, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Funding Opportunity for Consensus-Based Environmental Decision-Making in Rural Areas
The Laura Jane Musser Fund (www.musserfund.org/) is seeking to assist public or not-for-profit entities in initiating or implementing projects in rural areas to undertake consensus-based activities in environmental stewardship or dispute resolution. The program is most interested in new programs; they're willing to fund the planning or implementation phase; and are willing to fund projects already in progress if the proposal is compelling. Grants for this program may be made to any eligible applicants based in the United States. Most grants are made for domestic projects, but occasionally grants are made to U.S. agencies or organizations for environmental work elsewhere. The application deadline is October 1, 2005. For full details, visit www.musserfund.org/rural_initiative.
Added by Amy Lang on July 06, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Conflict Resolution Day Announced for October 20, 2005
The Association for Conflict Resolution has just announced it will be organizing a Conflict Resolution Day for October 20, 2005. ACR aims to raise public awareness about the benefits of conflict resolution by organizing events and activities across the nation. They invite anyone with an interest in this issue to take action by organizing a community presentation, talking to a reporter or contacting a policy maker about conflict resolution. For more ideas about how to participate, visit www.ACRnet.org/crday or email .
Added by Amy Lang on July 03, 2005??-??Link to this entry
VOMA Conference Coming Up in October
The International Victim Offender Mediation Association (VOMA) is an information resource, activist and membership organization dedicated to advancing the principles and effective practice of restorative justice. Their 2005 Conference, on the theme of "Restorative Justice: Imagining the Possibilities" is set for October 24-28, in Philadelphia, PA. The conference will cover issues including basic principles of restorative justice, diversity, using dialogue processes, and understanding restorative justice within the context of the larger community. For more information on VOMA, check out their website: voma.org/index.html. For more information or to register for the conference visit voma.org/conf05.shtml.
Added by Amy Lang on June 28, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Registration Deadline for Inaugural C2D2 Conference Approaching
The Early Registration deadline for the first-ever Canadian Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2) is fast approaching. Participants must register by June 30th to get the lowest rate. Inspired by NCDD's first conference in 2002, C2D2 will bring together practitioners, policymakers and scholars from across Canada to develop and unite the dialogue and deliberation community there. The fee for the three-day conference, to be held in Ottawa, Canada (October 27-30) is set at $375.00 (plus GST) until June 30. Fees increase to $475.00 on July 1st, and increase again on September 16th to $575.00. Information about C2D2 is updated regularly on the website www.c2d2.ca. For more information, contact Sandra Zagon at or (613) 565-1500 or Miriam Wyman at or (416) 413-0347.
Added by Amy Lang on June 27, 2005??-??Link to this entry
SCRC Hosts ?Telling the Story of Democracy? National Conference in October
The Study Circles Resource Center (SCRC) is organizing their ?Telling the Story of Democracy,? 2005 national conference on Oct. 7-8 in Northbrook, Ill. (a Chicago suburb). The conference offers the opportunity to meet study circle organizers, public officials, funders, and researchers who are committed to strengthening the role of public engagement in democracy. Workshops include topics such as effective strategies for organizing and sustaining study circle programs, innovations in applications of study circles, study circle results, tough public issues addressed in study circles, and other leading civic processes that work for community change. Conference space is limited; register online at www.studycircles.org by Sept. 7 to receive an early bird discount.
Added by Amy Lang on June 26, 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
C2D2 Extends Deadline for Conference Proposals
The first Canadian Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2) will continue to accept proposals for presentations, interactive workshops and training sessions until August 1, 2005, in preparation for the October 27-30, 2005 event. Based on NCDD's 2002 Conference, C2D2 is designed to enable 300 practitioners, policy and decision makers, and researchers from the public, voluntary and private sectors to learn and share information and experience ? building a community of practice, policy and research for dialogue and deliberation across Canada and beyond. For information on the conference, including how to submit proposals, visit www.c2d2.ca. Or contact Sandra Zagon at or (613) 565-1500 and Miriam Wyman at or (416) 413-0347.
Added by Amy Lang on June 21, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Second Midwest Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue Coming Up in October
The second annual Midwest Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue Weekend has just been announced for October 1-2, 2005. This is an opportunity for those who are interested in Jewish-Palestinian Sustained Dialogue to finally meet face-to-face, review principles of Dialogue and outreach, consider shared challenges to Sustained Dialogue, and think together about deepening and widening the Dialogue circle, in the US and overseas. The meeting will be held in Jefferson, IN and registration is $75. Visit the Dialogue Weekend website for more details about the meeting (http://traubman.igc.org/louisville.htm)
Added by Amy Lang on June 18, 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.
Added by Amy Lang on June 05, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Registration is Open for the Canadian Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation
With the launch of its website last month, the 2002 NCDD-inspired Canadian Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2) is open for information and early registration. Set for October 27-30, 2005, in Ottawa, Canada, this innovative conference modeled after NCDD's first national conference will bring together 300 practitioners, decision makers, policy developers, and researchers to share information and skills and work together to build a strong dialogue & deliberation community in Canada! Click below for more info.
Added by Sandy on June 02, 2005??-??Link to this entry
IAP2's International Conference to be Held in Portland this October
The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) is holding its international conference in Portland, Oregon this year. The conference will take place October 17-19, 2005, with pre-conference workshops and IAP2 certificate training October 14-16. Online conference registration will begin in June 2005. Click below for more details or go to www.iap2.org.
Added by Sandy on May 15, 2005??-??Link to this entry
6th Annual Imagining America Conference to be held in the Fall
Imagine America, a national movement linking universities with the communities they serve through arts and humanities projects, will be holding its 6th annual conference on September 30 and October 1, 2005, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This year's conference theme is "Public Engagement and Intercultural Practice: New Democratic Spaces for Scholars and Artists." Click below for the full announcement or go to www.ia.umich.edu to find out more.
Added by Sandy on April 01, 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
Save the Date for SCRC's National Conference
Mark your calendars for the Study Circle Resource Center's 2005 national meeting. The conference, themed "Telling the Story of Democracy," will take place on October 7 and 8 in Northbrook, Illinois (near Chicago). The event brings together citizens, community leaders, public officials and researchers to share experiences, and learn how community talk and problem solving are leading the way to a stronger democracy. Check www.studycircles.org/2005natlmeeting.html periodically to stay updated on the event, although I?ll try to keep you updated here as well.
Added by Sandy on March 08, 2005??-??Link to this entry
Call for Volunteers for first-ever Canadian Conference on D&D
Inspired by NCDD's 2002 conference, a group of energetic Canadians have been spearheading a Canadian Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation. Well, they just announced that the first-ever "C2D2" will take place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 27-30 at the Ottawa Congress Centre, with a day of pre-conference trainings on October 27.
C2D2 is modeling its conference planning process after NCDD's collaborative approach to planning, and is asking for volunteers to step forward to serve on their various planning teams. Click below for the full conference announcement, which includes descriptions of the teams and contact information for those interested in being part of this important planning process.
Added by Sandy on March 05, 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.
Added by Sandy on February 28, 2005??-??Link to this entry
IAP2 Calls for Papers for its October Annual Conference
I received an announcement today from the good folks at IAP2 (the International Association for Public Participation). They're calling for papers for their Annual Conference, which will take place October 17-19, 2005 in Portland, Oregon. You can read the Call for Papers for submission details and for descriptions of the presentation areas. IAP2 is accepting papers for presentations until March 11. Click below for the full announcement.