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UC Davis Extension Offering New Program on Coaching

UC Davis Extension has just announced a new program, Coaching: Life and Career. In partnership with the Coaches Training Institute, this program will teach co-active coaching techniques that provide the foundation needed to become a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC). Participants work with certified coaches practicing coaching techniques with real people and real issues. Those interested in learning more about the program should plan to attend the free information session on August 30th from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St., in Sacramento California. Enroll in section 062OPE600. To learn more about the individual courses in this program, visit the program website at or call (800) 752-0881.

Added by Amy Lang on July 22, 2006??-??Link to this entry

Two Positions Open at the Western Justice Center Foundation

The Western Justice Foundation Center has announced openings for two positions: a Full-Time Administrative Assistant and a Director of Development. WJCF's mission is to work with children, communities, schools, governments and courts to assure peaceful conflict resolution and improve access to justice. For more information on Western Justice Center Foundation, visit their website at To read descriptions of each position, click on the link below.

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Added by Amy Lang on July 20, 2006??-??Link to this entry

Seminar on Large Group Facilitation Coming up in November

Nancy Aronson and Gil Steil have just announced an exciting three-day workshop on custom designing large group interventions called "Large Group Design and Facilitation: What To Do When Your Whole System Gets Together." The workshop is coming up this November 1-3, 2006 at the Gregg Conference Center, Bryn Mawr, PA, USA. The workshop is aimed at consultants and organization leaders, and will cover large group design principles, group dynamics, facilitation methodologies and practice designing large group sessions tailored to participants needs. Cost is $1490 (includes, meals, new Bunker/Alban book, other materials, etc.). For more information or to reserve a spot on in the workshop, email Gil Steil at or Ferne Kuhn at .

Added by Amy Lang on July 20, 2006??-??Link to this entry

Air Innovations Conference Coming Up in September

The fourth annual Air Innovations Conference will be held September 6-8, 2006 in Denver, Colorado. This event is sponsored by EPA in collaboration with the Department of Energy. Last year, more than 300 attended this successful conference and this year promises to be even better. The theme for this year's conference is Integrated Approaches for Environmental Results. The conference will provide the latest information on new and innovative approaches and technologies to achieve clean air goals. For further information on specific topics and to register, see the conference Web site,

Added by Amy Lang on July 20, 2006??-??Link to this entry

New Publications from Public Conversations Project

The Public Conversations Project ( has two new publications. Fostering Dialogue Across Divides: A Nuts and Bolts Guide from the Public Conversations Project is an extensive resource describing PCP's core principles and practices, offering advice about working with conveners and planning committees, and providing step-by-step suggestions for multi-session as well as single-session dialogues. PCP's new guide also includes sample formats, sample invitations, and suggested questions on a range of topics. Second, Constructive Conversations About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Guide for Convening and Facilitating Dialogue in Jewish Communities in the US was written in close collaboration with the Jewish Dialogue Group in Philadelphia, which has had extensive experience in the field using PCP's general approach and methods in Jewish communities on the topic of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It includes an appendix on Jewish texts and dialogue. Both guides are available at PCP's website as pdf downloads for a voluntary donation. Nicely printed and bound copies of both guides can be purchased at The multi-issue dialogue guide is $21 plus shipping & handling and the intra-Jewish dialogue guide is $18 plus shipping & handling. The intra-Jewish dialogue guide also is available from the Jewish Dialogue Group, You can also take a workshop offered by the lead author of the guides this November - to learn more, click below.

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Added by Amy Lang on July 18, 2006??-??Link to this entry

Applications Invited for Bush Leadership Fellows Program

A program of the Bush Foundation (, the Bush Leadership Fellows Program seeks accomplished, motivated individuals from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or northwestern Wisconsin who are eager to prepare themselves for greater leadership responsibilities within their communities and professions. Applicants are invited to propose academic or self-designed learning experiences that will help them attain goals that they set for themselves. The program encourages applications that will expand fellows' experiences beyond the familiar to learning environments that might be inaccessible without a fellowship. Fellowships support learning experiences that may include academic course work, internships, self-designed study programs, or various combinations of these and other kinds of learning experiences. Fellows are required to pursue their fellowships on a full-time basis; however, they may design their programs to include two or three segments of full-time study interrupted by periods of full-time employment. The duration of fellowships ranges from two to eighteen months. The application deadline is October 13, 2006. To read more about the fellowship and who is eligible, click on the link below. Or visit the Bush Foundation website for complete program details.

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Added by Amy Lang on July 15, 2006??-??Link to this entry

SFU Centre for Dialogue Wins Award

Congratulations are in order: Simon Fraser University's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (in Vancouver, BC) was honoured with the Innovation award and the Corporate Sponsor of the Year award at the 2006 Meeting Professionals International (MPI-BC Chapter) awards dinner. Among its many good works, the Wosk Centre hosted the pioneering British Columbia Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform in 2004. For information about available services at SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, please see:

Added by Amy Lang on July 15, 2006??-??Link to this entry

Summer Conflict Resolution Camps Bridge National Conflicts

We just heard from Libby and Len Traubman ( about the growing movement to bring together youth from nations in conflict to learn about each other and dialogue. "Face To Face ~ Faith to Faith" is a summer program that engages 55 Muslim, Christian and Jewish teenagers from South Africa, Israel, Northern Ireland and the United States. It is unique among summer camps and peace programs, teaching communication skills, addressing questions of identity and peace, and supporting leadership training in a multifaith environment. Face-to-Face draws teenagers who are religiously affiliated in their native countries to talk about the consequences of religious conflicts, and also treats issues of class, gender, race and cultural politics in daily workshops and in more informal settings. Read about it at If you are interested in participating at an upcoming peace camp this September, go to

Added by Amy Lang on July 14, 2006??-??Link to this entry

Imagine BC Public Dialogue Video Available Online

A video of the 2006 Imagine British Columbia Public Dialogue is now avilable online. Broadcast live on CBC Radio One, BC Almanac host Mark Forsythe moderated the 2006 Imagine BC Public Dialogue featuring John Helliwell and other special guests. Watch the dialogue video and interviews for an update on what inspires, worries and motivates British Columbians. To view the video, visit

Added by Amy Lang on July 12, 2006??-??Link to this entry

Open Society Institute Announces New Guidelines for Unsolicited Grants

The Open Society Institute's Information Program ( has announced application instructions for grantseeking organizations that aim to enhance the ability to access, exchange, and produce knowledge and information; and to use new tools and techniques to empower civil society. Projects supported by the program are intended to benefit developing and transition countries. As a general rule, the Information Program prefers to receive grant applications made on behalf of an organization rather than an individual. The program also prefers to fund project proposals rather than core funding requests. Funded activities in the past have included information and knowledge capacity-building events; technology and policy analysis; advocacy campaigns; and innovative projects that test new ground. The Information Program funds projects within three main focus areas: Access to Knowledge; Civil Society Communication; and Open Information Policy. The Information Program will review unsolicited proposals four times during 2006: the remaining deadlines for submission are September 30 and December 31, 2006. Proposals must be submitted in English. The program requests that applicants submit proposal outlines, rather than sending fully developed proposals. Visit the OSI Web site for complete program information and submission requirements.

Added by Amy Lang on July 10, 2006??-??Link to this entry

Fulbright Peace and Conflict Resolution Fellowship Application Deadline Approaching

August 1, 2006 is the application deadline for traditional Fulbright Scholar grants worldwide. The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering 123 lecturing, research or combined lecturing/research awards in political science during the 2007-2008 academic year, including many awards in peace studies or conflict resolution. These opportunities include awards in eastern Europe, south Asia, Canada, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. Faculty and professionals in political science may apply not only for awards specifically in their field, but also for one of the many ?“All Discipline?” awards open to any field. Awards range from two months to an academic year. Grants are awarded to faculty of all academic ranks, including adjunct and emeritus. In most countries lecturing is in English, though awards in Latin America, Francophone Africa, and the Middle East may require proficiency in another language. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements, detailed award descriptions, and an online application, visit our website at

Added by Amy Lang on July 05, 2006??-??Link to this entry

New Resource for Bringing Social Change Leaders Together

Fran Korten from Yes! Magazine ( just let us know about a great resource. Over a five year period Yes! ran a series of retreats called the "State of the Possible" that were a form of dialogue and deliberation among very diverse social change leaders. The workshops attracted over 200 social change leaders, and inspired the publication of a booklet reviewing the lessons learned about how to bring diverse leaders together in ways that encourage heartfelt connection, create lasting friendships, and enable people to see themselves as part of a much larger movement for change in this country and beyond. That booklet, entitled "Movement Building for Transformational Change: Bringing Together Diverse Leaders for Connection and Vision" is now available for downloading for free from the Yes! website. It's in two forms -- an e-book for reading on line, and a downloadable version for printing. It's also available in hard copy for just $5.00. To download or order the book, go to

Added by Amy Lang on July 04, 2006??-??Link to this entry

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