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Upcoming educational and training opportunities.

International Conflict Resolution Conference Coming Up in Russia

The Common Bond Institute (USA) & HARMONY Institute (Russia), in cooperation with the International Humanistic Psychology Association, are sponsoring the 15th annual international conference on conflict resolution May 6-11 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Over 50 presenters and hundreds of participants from across the world will meet for a dynamic program and multicultural community experience. The ICR Conference will explore conflict transformation within diverse contexts, including: arts/creativity, cross-cultural/ethnic, ecology/environment, economics/business, education, gender, global/regional conflict, health/healing arts, human rights, organizational/community, psychotherapy, and transpersonal/spiritual. Focus is on all […] (continue)

Muslim Peacebuilding and Dialogue Conference Calls for Papers

The Second Annual Conerence on Muslim Peacebuilding, Justice, and Interfaith Dialogue (MPJID) is coming up at American University Washington, DC from May 5th-6th 2007. The conference is hosted by the Salam Institute for Peace and Justice (www.salaminstitute.org) and co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) and the Muslim Network for Peacebuilding, Justice and Interfaith Dialogue. This conference aims to create an opportunity for scholars and practitioners of Islam (and other faiths) to convene to discuss and clarify main concepts and approaches to peacebuilding, […] (continue)

Facilitation Course Coming Up in Dallas Feb 5-8, 2007

Leadership Strategies (www.leadstrat.com) is rolling out their flagship Effective Facilitator 4-day class in Dallas, TX February 5-8, 2007. The course is designed to help meeting leaders transform their sessions, giving them the ability to engage and excite their group. The 4th day of the course includes a videotaping session where course participants will be filmed facilitating. For more information, visit www.leadstrat.com/effectivefacilitator.shtml. Or contact Jamie Kaye at 1-800-824-2850 ext 27. (continue)

Call for Papers on Young People, Technology and Political Engagement

The British Sociological Association’s Youth Study Group in association with the University of Surrey’s Institute of Advanced Studies and The Social Policy Association are calling for papers on the theme of “Young People, New Technologies and Political Engagement” for a conference at the University of Surrey, 24-25 July 2007. The conference intends to contribute to the development of research and theory in this crucial area by providing a forum for scholars from across the world to share the findings of empirical and theoretical work, discuss […] (continue)

Seeking Social Investors for Wise Democracy Conference in April

The Co-Founding a Wise Democracy Conference will be held April 13-15 in Port Townsend, WA. This is a new and unique opportunity to observe Dynamic Facilitation and experience the Wisdom Council! Wise Democracy (www.wisedemocracy.org) is looking for “social investors” who might like to hear more and participate. The conference will allow those interested in supporting Wisdom Councils to witness the process by a) viewing a randomly selected group of citizens choose a hot issue from town and be Dynamically Facilitated to reach “co-sensus.” b) “participating” […] (continue)

2007 Lineup of Dynamic Facilitation Seminars Announced

Deanna Martin just sent us word about several Dynamic Facilitation seminars planned for this year. They include February 27 – March 1, 2007 and September 25-27, 2007 in Port Townsend, WA and a 2-day introduction from May 17-18, 2007 in Helsinki, Finland. Visit www.tobe.net/info/general.html for more information or to register. If you are interested in connecting, sharing, networking, and continuing your learning about Dynamic Facilitation online, you can join a DF webforum and discussion list. You can learn more about the group at: http://groups.google.com/group/DynamicFacilitation. To […] (continue)

Stakeholder Engagement Workshop Set for May 14-15 in Vancouver

Myriam Laberge, Director of Collaborative Learning & Innovation at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Sustainable Community Development just let us know there are still spots available in an upcoming Vancouver, British Columbia workshop on stakeholder engagement. The two day Co-Creative Stakeholder Engagement workshop is for senior decision-makers and experienced practitioners who want to enhance their strategic abilities and skills in engaging multiple stakeholders. Participants will gain the insights, knowledge and skills for co-creative stakeholder engagement related to thinking in new ways ways about networks, leading […] (continue)

News from SFU's Centre For Dialogue

Two pieces of news from SFU’s Centre for Dialogue: first, Imagine BC’s 2006 Bowen Dialogue Consensus Statement is now available. This statement is the result of discussions among sixteen distinguished delegates from various disciplines and sectors on this year’s theme, Learning and Culture with a focus on the future of education. To view the pdf and more visit www.imaginebc.ca, and watch out for the Imagine BC Public Dialogue on March 30, 2007. Second, spaces are still available for Leah Green’s dialogue and workshop on Compassionate […] (continue)

Information Session Coming Up Jan. 11 on SFU's Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation

The Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation offered by Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, offers participants the conceptual tools to analyze, understand and plan multi-interest consensus, dialogue and negotiation using case studies and scenarios reflecting a wide range of contexts. Designed for mid-career professionals, this non-credit, post-graduate program will introduce participants to the broader use of consensus-based approaches within and between organizations. If you’re interested in learning more, you can join program faculty to hear about the program content, format and application process on Thursday, […] (continue)

Whole Systems Change Workshop Coming Up in Oakland, CA

The Center for Strategic Facilitation in San Francisco Bay Area is offering a two-day workshop, Facilitating Change in Whole Systems: A Comprehensive Diagnostic Method for Effective Change from February 27-28, 2007 in Oakland, CA. The workshop is targeted for facilitators and change agents. This course is based on a comprehensive systems thinking model developed by the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) which has been used worldwide with powerful results, and is at the root of all ToP Ë participatory interventions. William Staples, a founding member […] (continue)

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