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Transforming Local Government Conference Calls for Proposals

The Alliance for Innovation is accepting applications from local governments that are interested in presenting during the 14th Annual Transforming Local Government (TLG) conference, June 4-6, 2008 in Greenville, SC. The theme for the 2008 conference is Creating Sustainable Futures: Global Issues/Local Solutions. Given that sustainability is the issue of the 21st century, the conference asks, how do we shape our organizations and communities and businesses so that we do not borrow from the future and our children but create a future that is fully […] (continue)

SFU Gearing Up for Dialogue Semester on Environmental Impact

This fall, Simon Fraser University’s Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue is organized around the theme of “Adaptations to Human Environmental Impact.” This dialogue program focuses on how human beings adapt to the profound impact we are having on our planet. Environmental disruption threatens overwhelming consequences for our social and economic systems, but too often we are overwhelmed by the problems and lose sight of viable solutions. Citizens require thoughtful, confident planning and analysis to enable effective adaptation to these challenges. The Semester in Dialogue will address […] (continue)

Master Class in Large Group Facilitation Set for October

Large group methods, virtually unknown twenty years ago, are being used world wide to address complex organizational and community issues. These large group working sessions are task focused and results oriented. They have proven to be an invaluable method for strategic planning, organization design, working specific strategic issues, process re-design and for complex projects that cross the boundaries of functions, departments and organizations. They build the indispensable relationships needed for coherence and alignment within an organization or community. The goal of this 3-day course, titled […] (continue)

Info Session on SFU Diploma in Dialogue Coming Up Sept. 17

There is still space available for the upcoming information session on Simon Fraser University’s Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation. The info session will be held September 17, 2007 at the Vancouver, BC campus of Simon Fraser University. Make sure to attend this free session if you’d like to learn more about this innovative and exciting new program. Registration is required, so please email dialogue-info@sfu.ca or call 778-782-7925 to reserve a space. For more information about the Diploma program please visit: www.sfu.ca/dialogue/diploma.htm. (continue)

Last Chance to Register for Fielding Public Engagement Program

Registration for Fielding Graduate University’s Dialogue Deliberation and Public Engagement program closes today, August 7. This is a highly regarded program with an excellent faculty who are practitioners that work in a broad variety of contexts and cultures. Don’t miss this chance to learn with them and stimulating colleagues from several countries. The program is a blended learning course with online face to face and phone dialogues with Guest faculty. NCDD members get a 10% discount! It starts on line August 17, 2007. For more […] (continue)

2007 AI Conference Discount Available Until August 15

The 2007 “Power of Positive Change” Appreciative Inquiry Conference is coming up Sept. 16-19 in Orlando Florida. The conference organizers have just announced that a special 2007 Appreciative Inquiry Conference price of only $1,395 (retail $1,895) for those who register before August 15 and enter code PITK55 during check-out. The conference promises to teach participants how to unleash innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, develop higher levels of trust and mutual respect, and accelerate the cycle of change initiatives in their organizations. Keynote speakers include: Leading researcher […] (continue)

Mobilize.org launches applications for the Party for the Presidency

Mobilize.org‘s Party for the Presidency Conference is coming up in Hollywood, CA on December 29 – 31, 2007. The Party for the Presidency is a leadership development conference that will bring together the 435 individuals (one from each Congressional district) to learn from one another and unite behind a common vision – Democracy 2.0. Each individual will be nominated as a top young activist demonstrating a citizen-centered approach to engagement in their community. They will be given the opportunity to present their best practices, learn […] (continue)

IAP2 Great Lakes Chapter Training Workshops Set for Aug. 13-14

On August 13 and 14th the Great Lakes Chapter of the International Association for Public Participation is offering two full days of training in Madison, Wisconsin. On August 13, the Chapter presents “Using Online Tools to Support Public Participation” and on August 14th, the Chapter presents “Affirmative Design – Inclusive Public Participation in Diverse Communities.” Each training is $175 each or $325 for both days. Training Location: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. Madison, WI 53706. For more information and registration, visit http://www.iap2.org/cde.cfm?event=173523. Or read on […] (continue)

APSA Teaching and Learning Conference Calls for Proposals

The American Political Science Association invites political scientists and graduate students to submit proposals for the fifth annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Political Science. Using a working-group model, this meeting is a forum for interested individuals to develop models on teaching and learning as well as to discuss broad themes and values affecting political science education. The meeting will consist of tracks constructed around such themes as: Program Assessment, Simulations and Role Play, Graduate Education, Diversity and Inequality, Teaching Research Methods, Internationalizing the […] (continue)

CIPE Teaching National Issues Forums Moderation This August

The Canadian Institute for Public Engagement (CIPE) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to building and improving best practices in public engagement. They are offering a 2 day National Issues Forum (NIF) Moderator course (August 28-29, Ottawa, ON) to introduce this unique public deliberation methodology to Canadian practitioners. This course will give participants the tools and knowledge necessary to conduct NIF’s. This is a unique opportunity for facilitators to build their capacity to engage citizens and stakeholders on controversial or complex issues. Registration is $250, […] (continue)

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