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Upcoming educational and training opportunities.

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)

Last Chance to Register for Effective Consultant Workshop

Leadership Strategies (www.leadstrat.com) is offering a two-day workshop called “The Effective Consultant” from August 20-22 in Atlanta, GA. The Effective Consultant course provides a structured framework for consulting, with techniques and client handling strategies for each stage of the consulting process. The course will teach participants to: Listen to client requests and ask key questions to help clients discover their real needs Communicate effectively with clients about status, issues and challenges Uncover the common barriers to team success and prevention strategies Set appropriate expectations with […] (continue)

SoL Academy on Wheels Coming up in Detroit

The Society for Organziational Learning (SoL) is gearing up for its “Academy on Wheels:” a week of capacity-building workshops showcasing the applications of organizational learning. The workshops will take place September 17 – 21, 2007 at the DTE Energy Southfield Campus in Southfield (Detroit), Michigan. Workshops topics include “Introduction to Organizational Learning,” “Managing your Time as a Leader,” and “Fundamentals of Insight.” Participants can sign up for as little as a half-day module and up to 4 days worth of workshops. For a full listing […] (continue)

Register Now for Tools for Change 2007

Tools for Change is an exciting opportunity to learn from other community change agents and to hone your skills. Set in the Initiatives of Change international conference Center in Caux, Switzerland, from August 4-11, 2007, Tools for Change draws on the accumulated wisdom of the 60+ year history of the IofC network and the cutting edge of training in the fields of conflict transformation and leadership development. Tools for Change provides participants with tools to help them make change—in the world, in their relationships, and […] (continue)

Upcoming Facilitation Training Based on Future Search Creators’ New Book

Marvin Weisbord and Sandra Janoff, creators of Future Search and co-founders of the Future Search Network, have just published a book entitled DON’T JUST DO SOMETHING, STAND THERE! Ten Principles for Leading Meetings that Matter. The book shares what Weisbord and Janoff have learned in 20 years of leading meetings together in cultures around the world. The principles in the book apply to all kinds of meetings. (You can order the book now at Amazon.com for only $13.57.) They’re also holding an advanced facilitating training called […] (continue)

TPS Seeking Students for Global Debates

The People Speak (www.thepeoplespeak.org) is sponsoring two Global Debates during the 2007-2008 school year, and they are looking for teachers and students who want to participate. During two one-week periods in the fall and spring, the TPS Global Debates will encourage students at U.S. and international high schools to hold debates and discussions on two of the most critical global issues today: climate and water. All participating schools will be eligible to compete to send their four-person student debate team (plus two teachers/adult chaperones) to […] (continue)

SFU Launches Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation

This April marked the launch of a Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue, with 18 students participating in the opening cohort. This non-credit postgraduate diploma is designed for mid-career professionals who are directly involved in planning policies and programs, negotiating agreements, resolving conflicts, consulting with communities, making decisions, developing human resources, and otherwise managing organizational change collaboratively. The program will be holding an information session on September 17, 2007, at 6:30 pm at SFU, Room 1425, Harbour Centre in […] (continue)

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