w. 2005 12 (dec)

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

Fetzer Institute Sponsoring Conference on Democracy

The Fetzer Institute (www.fetzer.org) will be sponsoring the Second Conference on Democracy in America, this December 1-4, 2005 in Colorado. The conference is co-sponsored by the Christian Coalition of America, Moveon.org and the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation. Facilitators include Mark Gerzon, President, Mediators Foundation (Chief Facilitator, Bi-Partisan Congressional Retreats) and William Ury, Director, Global Negotiation Project, Harvard Law School (co-author, "Getting to Yes"). Three day facilitated dialogue among 20-24 leaders of national political/civil associations, 1/3 generally perceived left, 1/3 generally perceived right, 1/3 generally perceived unaligned. The purpose is to build bridges of trust, respect and communication among leaders of national political and civil associations from across the political spectrum by engaging in a facilitated dialogue about a) the values that unite us as Americans, b) how to expand upon the recent successful left-right-center cooperation in the area of civil liberties, privacy, and constitutional protections, and c) other areas of potential left-right-center cooperation. For more information on this initiative, visit www.democracycampaign.org

Added by Amy Lang on September 28, 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

Public Participation Training Opportunities Coming Up in Alexandria, VA

The Perspectives Group has just announced that it will offer the IAP2 Certificate Program in Public Participation two more times in Alexandria, VA in 2005. The week consists of three courses covering planning, communications, and techniques. The courses can be taken all together or at separate times. The course is recommended for any organization that interacts with the public in making decisions or developing programs. Dates are September 19-23, 2005 in Alexandria, VA and December 5-9, 2005 in Alexandria, VA. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate from IAP2, the world?’s leading association for public participation. For additional information and registration forms go to www.theperspectivesgroup.com/PG/training.html. Got any questions? Please contact Crystal Sarno or Kristie Bergeron-Hale at The Perspectives Group via telephone: 703-837-1197 or email: .

Added by Amy Lang on August 25, 2005??-??Link to this entry

Perspectives Group Will Offer Two IAP2 Trainings This Fall

The Perspectives Group (www.theperspectivesgroup.com) has just announced that it will be offering two additional International Association for Public Participation Certificate training sessions in 2005. The courses will be held in Alexandria, Virginia, on September 19-23, and December 5-9. The course provides beginner through advanced practitioners with a broad-based learning experience covering all of the foundations of public participation. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2. Douglas Sarno, an IAP2 Master Trainer, will be leading the trainings. He has over 20 years of experience in planning and implementing public participation programs and has written and spoken widely on public participation issues. For more information or to register, visit www.theperspectivesgroup.com/resource/trainingpro. If you have any questions, contact Crystal Sarno or Kristie Bergeron-Hale at The Perspectives Group at 703-837-1197 or .

Added by Amy Lang on July 20, 2005??-??Link to this entry

International Nonviolence Conference Coming Up in December

We just heard from Nonviolence Peaceforce (www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org) about the International Nonviolence Conference that will be held December 27-30, 2005 at Bethlehem University in Palestine. Sponsored by Nonviolence International, the conference will address the Theory and Practice of Nonviolence, Palestinian Nonviolent Movements, Nonviolence Past, Present and Future and Religion and Nonviolence. For more information on the conference visit www.nonviolenceinternational.net.

Added by Amy Lang on July 05, 2005??-??Link to this entry