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Why I Wish I Lived in Vancouver (Or, an Update from the Wosk Center)

If any of you in the Northwest or in Western Canada haven’t yet heard of the Wosk Center for Dialogue in Vancouver, you’re in for a treat. The Wosk Center makes me wish I lived on the other side of the country.

I just received an update from Nicole Mah of the Wosk Center, outlining some of their upcoming activities and programs. A Dialogue Network meets each month to dialogue about dialogue, which is cool enough – but also their 2004 Dialogue Maker’s Series is launching on Sept. 10 with a dialogue inspired by the Dalai Lama’s visit to Vancouver. Click below for the full announcement.

– Dialogue Network
– Networking Resources
– Contest: Get your entries in
– Educating the Heart: A dialogue inspired by his Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Vancouver
– Dialogue Maker’s Series

The Dialogue Network will be starting up again on September 7. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm, the Network is a space for practitioners to reflect, share experiences, explore theoretical issues and entertain new ideas about facilitating dialogue. If you are a student or practitioner of dialogue-based processes, join us to explore the possibilities of dialogue about dialogue. This network is free, however, pre-registration is required. To reserve your seat, please call 604 268 7925.

For further networking and learning opportunities, see our online resources at: http://www.sfu.ca/dialogue/dialoguelinks.htm

Win a free seat in one of our Dialogue Maker’s Series workshops. Send your entry in soon as the contest will be closing on September 1, 2004. For details, please download the pdf at: http://www.sfu.ca/dialogue/leading_dialogue_workshops.pdf

The 2004 Dialogue Maker’s Series will be launched Friday, September 10, 2004, 6:30 – 8:30 pm with the free public event “Educating the Heart: A dialogue inspired by his Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Vancouver”. The series of workshops beginning in September includes:

– Core Capacities for Dialogue
– Putting the Dialogue into Public Consultation
– Igniting Dialogue through Storytelling
– Dialogue and Diversity Across Cultures
– Leading Dialogue

Discover the possibilities of dialogue and register for one or more of the workshops. For more information on these workshops, please call 604.268.7925 or download the pdf at: http://www.sfu.ca/dialogue/pdf/DialogueMakersSeries.pdf

Discount fees are available to: two or more registrants who register at the same time; an individual taking two or more courses registering at the same time; or, students. All activities take place at Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre or the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, Canada.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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