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Taos Institute conference coming up in November

Submitted by Dawn Dole, executive director of the Taos Institute (an NCDD organizational member) via the Add-to-Blog form…

Join us in beautiful Mission Bay San Diego, CA for a Taos Institute conference, Nov. 14-17, 2012, titled “Exploring Relational Practices in Peacebuilding, Mediation and Conflict Transformation: From the Intimate to the International.” Practitioners, academics and community members will come together to share and create new forms of practice for peacebuilding informed by social construction. We will feature relational, collaborative, and appreciative practices for conflict transformation and mediation in families, organizations, communities, and the world.

There could not be a more important moment for this gathering. As inequality, interpersonal violence, community conflict, environmental demise, political unrest, terrorism, and general global unease proliferate, it becomes increasingly important for us to share and expand our relational resources to create peacebuilding opportunities among people, communities, and nations. Participants will develop and share ways of moving from conflict-saturated relations to collaborations across divides of meaning.

Our time together will both educate and bring to life new forms of practice and new projects large and small that inspire innovative ways of going on together. General registration is $590 before September 15th; all registration rates are listed at www.taosinstitute.net/registration-sandiego.

This post was submitted by a member of the NCDD community. NCDD members are leaders and future leaders in the fields of public engagement, conflict resolution, and community problem solving. You, too, can post to the NCDD blog by completing the Add-to-Blog form at www.ncdd.org/submit.

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