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Upcoming educational and training opportunities.

ABA Announces 9th Annual Dispute Resolution Conference

The American Bar Association’s Section on Dispute Resolution Annual Conference is coming up April 25-28 in Washington, DC. The core of the conference features 97 sessions organized into 14 subject and practice areas tracks: Arbitration, Communication, Community/Peer, Construction, Corporate and Business ADR, Court, Ethics, Family, Government/Environment/Public Policy, International, Labor and Employment, Mediation and More, Practice Development/Diversity, and Representing Clients in ADR Processes. There will also be pre-conference skills training sessions, and meetings on thematic issues such as expanding opportunities for women and minorities in dispute […] (continue)

Open Space Learning Workshops Coming Up in June & December

Lisa Heft,Vice President of the Open Space Institute USA is organizing two Open Space Learning Workshops from June 20-22 and December 19-21 in San Francisco, for people of all experience levels. In Open Space, participants co-create their own agenda around a central theme of strategic importance; and they facilitate their own discussions — the facilitator’s role is quite different than for other methods. Experience an Open Space and learn how to convene your own Open Space event, including pre-work, design, logistics, ‘what-ifs’ and ‘when-not-to’s’. In […] (continue)

Transformative Dialogues Workshop Early Registration Ends March 30th

The Taos Institute Workshop “Transformative Dialogues” is coming up June 24-29, 2007 at the University of New Hampshire and early registration ends this week. Kenneth Gergen, Mary Gergen, Harlene Anderson, Sheila McNamee and other internationally known experts in therapy, Buddhist psychology, appreciative inquiry, organizational consulting, education, social work, and social constructionism will be leading a learning vacation for pariticipants in an idyllic setting. Families are welcome and student registration rates are available. Visit: www.taosinstitute.net for information and registration. (continue)

TVMA Sponsoring NVC Mediation Training April 13-14

Tennessee Valley Mediation Association (TVMA) is organizing a Mediation Training In Nonviolent Communication with Ike Lasater and John Kinyon on April 13 &14, 2007. Participants will learn how to identify what is truly motivating disputes, new skills for shifting thinking and speaking, facilitate each party feeling heard and understood to their satisfaction, support the development of lasting win-win solutions and as a mediator, re-establish centeredness and presence when “triggered.” For more information about TVMA, visit their website: www.tnmediators.com. Cost of the workshop is $300; to […] (continue)

Texas Forums Hosts Free Online Workshop on Forum Reporting

On April 2, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. (Central Time) Marla Crockett, trained National Issues Forums moderator, veteran public radio and television journalist, and John Doble, seasoned reporter of public thinking based on National Issues Forums, will lead a second online citizen journalism workshop for members of the Texas Forums and NIF network. The purpose of this workshop is to prepare volunteers to observe and report on NIF forums. Participants will learn how to identify deliberation, listen for common ground and points that are unresolved, conduct […] (continue)

Trauma Awareness and Resilience Seminar Coming Up April 16-20

Eastern Mennonite University is hosting the April Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience Trauma (STAR) Seminar from April 16—20. The seminar teaches individual and community trauma recovery through the lens of peace-building and restorative justice. Since its inception in 2002, the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) program has trained over 3000 national and international leaders and lay persons in caring for themselves and their community post war, trauma, and natural disaster. Participants focus on trauma responses in individuals and groups, how to break […] (continue)

Deciding Factor Facilitation Course Set for Ottawa this April

Beatrice Briggs of the International Institute for Facilitation and Consensus (www.iifac.org) just wrote to us about her new course The Deciding Factor, developed with Ben Fuchs. The two-day training is designed to demystify the decision-making process in complex environments. The Deciding Factor will be offered for the first time in Ottawa, Canada from April 24-25, 2007. For more information, see the attached brochure: The Deciding Factor. (continue)

Call for Proposals on Communication and Place, Identity and Change

The American Communication Association (ACA) is inviting proposals for its 2007 Annual Conference held October 4-6, 2007 on the Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Taos, New Mexico campus.The theme of this year’s conference is “Frontiers of Communication: Determining Place, Establishing Identity, and Shaping Change”. Descriptions of the themes are posted below. The American Communication Association is open to all participants. Please submit papers and panels to Rita Kirk (rkirk@smu.edu). All submissions should be submitted electronically. You will receive notification that the submission has been received, and […] (continue)

Connecticut Health Foundation Accepting Applications for Health Leadership Fellows Program

The Connecticut Health Foundation (www.cthealth.org) is accepting applications for the 2008 Health Leadership Fellows Program, a one-year (September 2007 to June 2008) knowledge-and-skill-building program designed to create leaders, especially from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic communities, who will pursue careers in public policy, public health practice, community advocacy, academia, or any other related field. The third class of fellows is expected to include up to twenty Connecticut residents who represent various professional and educational backgrounds, including social workers, physicians, advocates, community leaders, researchers, administrators, educators, […] (continue)

NCI Public Meeting Facilitator Certificate Training in Portland, OR This June

The National Charrette Institute has just announced its only Meeting Facilitator Certificate Training for 2007: June 18-20 in Portland Oregon. During this training participants will gain the lessons learned from some of the toughest charrettes and learn how so many potential problems can be defused by knowing how to properly set up and facilitate public meetings. Pariticipants will leave equipped to conduct a large meeting with confidence, knowing effective tools and preventions. For more information and to register, visit the NCI website at www.charretteinstitute.org or […] (continue)