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Blogger Bio:  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.

Consciously using the tourist industry to promote peace

The Peaceful World Foundation is dedicated to connecting positive people who are traveling the world. We strengthen the network of peace leaders around the planet. To you whose lives and professions focus on making a fair, sustainable world for all – you are invited to join the thousands of drop-in guests who participate in intimate conversations at our headquarters. Located In San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, our 18 room bed & breakfast (www.redvic.com), Peace Cafe and Peace Center works to create a positive future for our world […] (continue)

Let’s Talk About Water in New Hampshire on May 8th

What needs to be done to have enough clean water for future generations?  If you live in New Hampshire, you can help answer this question and join a statewide conversation about the future of water sustainability on May 8, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the following locations… White Mountains Community College in Berlin, NH Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland, NH Keene State College in Keene, NH Manchester Water Works in Manchester, NH Tracy Memorial Library in New London, NH The Governor ‘s Water Sustainability Commission is partnering with NH […] (continue)

Brief Message from member Katy Byrne

This post was submitted by NCDD member Katy Byrne from Sonoma, CA via the Add-to-Blog form… I have studied and facilitated dialogue for most of my life. I like Jim Rough’s group about how We The People can be effective in forming councils. I admire Harville Hendrix, in his original concept about the tendency we have to be competitive based on the limbic brain and how talking to each other and listening in a deeper way leads to peace but also the evolution of the species. There are many great […] (continue)

Developing a national dialogue infrastructure

"How might we design an organizational infrastructure for a coordinated and practical national dialogue?" This is a topic I want to cover during our NCDD conference in Seattle this October. But first, I'd like to invite my fellow NCDDers to help me think about this concept further. (continue)

Deepen your capacity as a Compassionate Listener

This post was submitted via the add-to-blog form by NCDD Member Susan Partnow.  Contact Susan at susanpartnow@gmail.com with any questions. Susan Partnow, co-founder of Conversation Cafes, and Andrea Cohen, a certified Compassionate Listening facilitator, will be offering multiple two-day trainings in Compassionate Listening this year in Seattle, WA, the first on June 2 & 3 from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm at the 2100 Building (near where MLK/Rainier intersect).  Other trainings will be held on September 8 & 9 and December 1 & 2.  Particpants are encouraged to take both days – but […] (continue)

2nd Annual International Conference on Transforming Conflict: Sharing Tools for Dialogue and Engagement

NCDD member Steve Olweean of the Common Bond Institute reached out to let us know he is co-coordinating an exciting event in Jordan this June “to bring together best practices and successful models for compassionate, cooperative, and peaceful relationships within and between communities at a time of unprecedented transformation in the Middle East.” Sponsored by the Common Bond Institute and the International Humanistic Psychology Association; endorsed by King Abdullah II, and over 100 universities and organizations internationally; and partnering with Charter For Compassion & Parliament of World’s Religions, this multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural conference will take place on June 20-23, […] (continue)

20 Years Later: A Day of Dialogue on Civil Unrest

This post was submitted via the add-to-blog form by NCDD Supporting Member Avis Ridley-Thomas.  Contact Avis at Days of Dialogue at aridley-thomas@daysofdialogue.org with any questions. 20 years ago, Los Angeles experienced devastating civil unrest, resulting in a billion dollars of property damage and over 50 lives lost. On Friday, April 27, 2012, Los Angeles will come together in a Dialogue on how to make our community stronger. The Dialogue will be held at the First AME Church Renaissance Building. First AME Church was where many gathered the […] (continue)

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 […] (continue)

Interfaith Peace Walk–a Walking Dialogue Opportunity

We encourage you to begin an interfaith and secular peace walk/ dialogue in your city. (continue)

Come one, come all to Movie + Discussion Nights at Public Conversations!

This post was submitted by Public Conversations Project’s Chloe Kanas via NCDD’s add-to-blog form… Once a month, Public Conversations Project hosts Movie + Discussion Night, an activity open to the public. On these nights, we gather in Watertown, MA to watch films that raise issues about diversity, bridging differences, and relating to others in stressful personal and social contexts. In the discussion that follows, the group considers the impact of these issues on how we live together in families and as members of the human […] (continue)