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The “conflict transformation” stream of practice is focused on resolving conflicts, fostering personal healing and growth, and improving relations among groups. Sustained Dialogue, Victim-Offender Mediation, and Public Conversations Project dialogues are effective methods for transforming conflict.

Re-imagining Philadelphia’s Community-Police Relations

Relations between communities and police continues to be one of the most relevant yet difficult dialogue issues of our day, so we wanted to share this recent piece that the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation – an NCDD member organization – recently shared about a police-community dialogue event in Philadelphia on their Challenges to Democracy blog. It provides a look into how these dialogues can begin and the impact they can have on their participants – and their facilitators. Read more below or find the original post here. Philadelphia Engages […] (continue)

Job Opening at KIPCOR for Education & Training Director

We want to make sure our NCDD members on the job market check out the opening with the Kansas Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) at Bethel College. KIPCOR is accepting applications for a Director of Education and Training, and we are sure that the skills and backgrounds of many of our NCDD members would make a great fit for the position. Here’s how KIPCOR describes the position: Job Summary: This position is focused on the design, development, implementation and evaluation of all education and training […] (continue)

PCP Launches 3 New Workshops this Fall

The good folks with Public Conversations Project (PCP) recently announced that they will offer three new workshops (and one of their classics) over the course of the next season, and we encourage our members to consider attending them! PCP shared the announcement below with us detailing the offerings, and you can find more info on their workshops by clicking here. Public Conversations Project: Fall 2015 Workshops At the core of many of today’s most complex social problems is a breakdown in relationships that leads to mistrust, […] (continue)

Bridge Alliance Launches Declaration of Engagement & New Website

We want to encourage our NCDD members to check out the newly-launched website of our partners with the Bridge Alliance – a new organization that “exists to upgrade our democratic republic by serving organizations and citizens who are uniting Americans across the political divides to improve civility and collaboration.” You can find their new web home at www.bridgealliance.us. NCDD is proud to be one of the Founding Members of the Bridge Alliance, which we’ve been supporting and involved in since its early stages. The Alliance is an […] (continue)

Job Openings at the Center for Collaborative Policy

Those of our members with conflict resolution backgrounds or interests should definitely take a look at the new Senior Mediator/Facilitator and Lead  Mediator openings that the Center for Collaborative Policy at Sacramento State University recently announced. We’re happy to have the CCP as an NCDD organizational member, and we know that many of our members would make great fits for this position. Here’s how the CCP describes the Senior Mediator/Facilitator position: The Senior Mediator/Facilitator serves as senior professional and project manager for multi-party policy consensus building processes dealing […] (continue)

Register for IAP2 Trainings from the Participation Company

Our friends at the Participation Company are offering three great trainings this year, all of which NCDD members can get a discount on! The trainings are given within the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) framework and are a great opportunity to earn an official IAP2 certification. Learn more about the trainings in the announcement below or by clicking here. Upcoming IAP2 Training Events in 2015-16 If you work in communications, public relations, public affairs, planning, public outreach and understanding, community development, advocacy, or lobbying, this training […] (continue)

An Update on the NCDD-CRS Meetings

As many of you know, NCDD has been working with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service since last October’s NCDD national conference, to organize meetings between NCDD members and CRS staff at their fourteen regional field offices. This was inspired, in part, by CRS director Grande Lum’s speech at the conference. We wanted to let the network know that meetings have begun taking place in several cities over the past few months, and more are in the works! These meetings are an exciting opportunity to start a productive relationship with staff […] (continue)

Framing Better Conversations about Same-Sex Marriage

The folks at the Public Conversations Project – an NCDD organizational member – recently posted another installment of their “A Better Question” series aimed at helping folks have better conversations on controversial topics. This time, they look at same-sex marriage, and we’re happy to share their post. We encourage you to read the piece below or find the original here. A Better Question: Same-Sex Marriage In recent weeks, country has been tuned into the arguments around same-sex marriage posed to the Supreme Court. The courts and […] (continue)

Great Pre-Conference Sessions @ Frontiers of Democracy

We recently mentioned here on the blog that the pivotal Frontiers of Democracy conference is happening in Boston this June 25th – 27th, and the conference itself is reason enough to make the trip. But with the announcement of two pre-conference workshop, both headed by NCDD members, there’s even more reason to attend. Both of these pre-conference sessions will happen on Thursday, June 25th from 1-4pm, so unfortunately, you have to choose one, but both promise to be excellent learning opporutinities. NCDD Supporting Member Cornell Woolridge, […] (continue)

How Stories Can Change Minds Across Difference

We recently read an insightful piece from the Public Conversations Project, an NCDD member organization, reflecting on a recent radio show on how hard it is to change our minds, and we wanted to share it with our members. We encourage you to read the PCP post below or find the original one here. Conversations that Open Doors: Reflecting on This American Life Through dialogue, Public Conversations Project fosters greater understanding between opposing sides of divisive issues, shifting attitudes and building relationships. This Sunday’s “This […] (continue)