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The “decision making” stream of practice is focused on influencing decisions and policy, and improving public knowledge. Some of the methods that fall under this category are National Issues Forums, Citizens Juries, Deliberative Polling, 21st Century Town Meeting, Citizen Choicework, and Consensus Conference.

Public Decisions Announces Winter 2008 Training Schedule

PublicDecisions.com – a worldwide leader in online training for public participation – has announced its upcoming schedule of nearly two dozen specialized classes for the first quarter of 2008. PublicDecisions provides practically oriented training for persons who work with stakeholders and the public to solve problems, craft policies/programs or achieve social change. The company’s offerings are suitable for working professionals and officials who are constrained from participating in professional development activities by geographic distances and limited budgets. Classes are conducted live, and quality is ensured […] (continue)

Graduate Fellowship on US and Politics Now Accepting Applications

The Miller Center Fellowship is a competitive program for individuals completing their dissertations on American politics, foreign policy and world politics, or the impact of global affairs on the United States. It provides up to eight $20,000 grants to support one year of research and writing and pairs each fellow with a senior scholar as fellowship “mentor.” Applicants must be either 1) a Ph.D. candidate who is expecting to complete his or her dissertation by the conclusion of the fellowship year; or 2) an independent […] (continue)

Stakeholder Engagement Workshop Set for June 9-10 in Vancouver

Announcing the 2008 Co-Creative Stakeholder Engagement Workshop: If you are interested in building a network of trust-based stakeholder relationships, and are looking for new ways to engage stakeholders to resolve complex issues, this two-day executive workshop is for you. Stakeholder engagement is a critical 21st century competency in today’s complex, dynamic, and interconnected world, yet companies, government agencies, and community/civil society organizations often find it difficult to work with diverse and conflicting stakeholder needs. Led by Ann Svendsen and Myriam Laberge, participants will learn knowledge […] (continue)

Public Agenda Press Release Touts Public Dialogue

With the primary election season getting underway and bringing issues to the headlines, the nonpartisan policy research and civic engagement organization Public Agenda’s president, Ruth Wooden, has released a statement calling for Washington insiders to engage citizens as part of the decision-making process. From their press release dated January 3rd… “Until leaders invest trust in the American people, create more opportunities for average citizens to explore issues from multiple points of view and help them confront the facts of our nation’s greatest challenges through dialogue, […] (continue)

Dynamic Facilitation Seminar Set for February

Deanna Martin wrote to let us know about an upcoming Dynamic Facilitation learning opportunity. Jim and Jean Rough will teach a special 1-day Advanced Workshop on Friday, February 8, 2008 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM in Port Townsend, WA / Fort Worden State Park. This workshop is an opportunity to share and network with others who have been using Dynamic Facilitation in a variety of ways; build your skills; and further ground yourself in the theory behind the practice. The workshop will be tailored […] (continue)

Dialogue Explores Frontline Healthcare Challenges for Canada

Last year, the Canadian Policy Research Networks (www.cprn.org) convened a group of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, policy-makers, nonprofit leaders and academics in Ottawa for the first of a series of dialogues to discuss the issues and challenges in delivering frontline healthcare in Canada. This groundbreaking national roundtable asked the question: What will it take to make Canada the best in the world at meeting the healthcare needs of unserved and underserved populations? Their reports from this dialogue are now available online. Their discussion was […] (continue)

Upcoming Workshops at the CogNexus Institute

The CogNexus Institute will be offering a workshop titled “The Fundamentals of Dialogue Mapping” on January 15-16, 2008 in Redwood City, California. This newly revised workshop brings participants into the workshop already familiar with Compendium and the IBIS notation. This allows us to move fast ether practicing the hard, productive and satisfying work of Dialogue Mapping. Participants will experience a fierce commitment to listening and shared understanding as well as the willingness to engage in sustained concentration and to learn in public. For more information […] (continue)

CPRN Seeks Project Manager

The Canadian Policy Research Networks (www.cprn.org) is seeking a bilingual (English and French) Project Manager. The two Project Managers at CPRN share responsibility for the coordination and administration of research projects from the initial planning to closure. They are assigned projects by the Vice-President, Research. The Project Managers assist with the preparation of detailed budgets, are responsible for monitoring contracts and project deliverables which includes preparation of detailed monthly reports through to final publication of research reports. The position also entails the preparation and overall […] (continue)

EPA Calls for Award Nominations

Here’s a great award to kick off the new year: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking nominations for their Achievement in Environmental Justice Awards. The deadline is coming up soon – nominations must be postmarked by January 11, 2008. Organizations should be nominated for their achievement in addressing environmental justice issues or achieving the goals of environmental justice in a manner that results in positive impacts to a community. The award competition will be open to all organizations within the United States. The nominated […] (continue)

Learning Democracy by Doing Conference Calls for Proposals

We have just received a reminder from Melissa Abramovitz that the call for workshop proposals for the Learning Democracy by Doing conference closes at the end of this month. This international conference organized by the Transformative Learning Centre (TLC) Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT) focuses on alternative practices in citizenship learning and participatory democracy and will be held October 16-18, 2008 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. From the Transformative Learning Centre website: We are […] (continue)