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Upcoming educational and training opportunities.

Deliberative Dialogue Facilitator Training in Knoxville, TN

University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service, in cooperation with the National Issues Forum, is presenting a Deliberative Dialogue Facilitator Training March 13th 9am-4pm and March 14th, 8:30am-12pm in Knoxville, TN. This training is designed for those who have an interest in playing a key part in the deliberative dialogue process. You do not have to be a subject matter expert as this training will provide you with the skills to facilitate a deliberative dialogue in your community. For more information about registration please contact […] (continue)

Upcoming Trainings from NCI

NCI Charrette Certificate Trainings NCDD paid members can benefit from a 10% discount towards the upcoming trainings from the National Charrettes Institute being held in Portland, OR, March 10-14, 2008. The NCI Certificate Program includes the necessary tools and techniques to prepare you for planning and managing a charrette. Charrettes capable of transformative community change require careful planning and execution. The NCI Charrette Planner® and NCI Complete Charrette Manager™ certificate courses give you the framework and the hands-on skills to successfully utilize the powerful Dynamic […] (continue)

Upcoming Future Search Workshops (with NCDD discounts)

Have you been meaning to attend a Future Search Workshop for awhile? Have you wanted to improve your skills & confidence as a group leader or facilitator in 2008? Consider attending one of the Future Search Network’s upcoming trainings, all three of which are discounted generously for NCDD members who have paid the membership fee. The trainings are… March 24-26 – Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! – at the Villanova Conference Center in Radnor, PA June 8-11 – Managing a Future Search – A […] (continue)

Course on Concepts & Practices of Group Facilitation

The Dynamic Leadership Consultant Group Inc. will be offering a course on Concepts & Practices of Group Facilitation May 12 – 14, 2008 in Springfield, Virginia. From the DLCG newsletter: This course is designed around internationally accepted facilitator competencies and our unique DLCG “FAC” facilitation model. Participants receive hands on practical applications of tools, techniques, models and processes used by professional facilitators. You are immersed in group discussion and interactive activities that help you learn, understand and apply our unique process model of facilitation. Regular […] (continue)

Circle of One Book Forum

Indigenous Issues Forums has announced the new seasonal book selections for its unique Circle of One Book Forum series. Circle of One promotes thoughtful conversations and celebrates Native lifeways through the reading of selected books by Indigenous authors: Winter (Slow down to reflect) The Good Path by Thomas Peacock and Marlene Wisuri Spring (Welcome new ideas) Three Plays: Indolent Boys, Children of the Sun, The Moon in Two Windows by N. Scott Momaday Summer (Blossom of creativity) Lana’s Lakota Moons by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve […] (continue)

Leading with Wisdom: An Exploration of the Feminine

Many spiritual traditions contain strong feminine archetypes who wield powerful energies—not all of them peaceful! Exploring this primordial feminine energy can help us get in touch with our deepest motivations as leaders, such as protecting life, thinking about future generations, focusing on relationships, building community and taking care of our children. Living in an era characterized by aggression, self-interest, competition and environmental destruction, we can begin the process of restoring balance by accessing this primordial wisdom. Join Margaret Wheatley & Susan Skjei, March 14 – […] (continue)

Online Course on Educating Students for Civic Engagement

Educating Students for Civic Engagement is a three-week (February 11-29) online course to learn about how student affairs professionals can educate students to become citizens, scholars, and leaders in their professions, their communities, the nation and the world. Both champions and critics of higher education are demanding that colleges and universities get serious about educating future generations of citizens who are committed to tackling society’s most pressing issues. Participants in this course will gain: understanding of what is civic engagement and why it is central […] (continue)

CogNexus Institute Workshop Update

Just heard from NCDD member Jeff Conklin of the CogNexus Institute (cognexus.org) with the news that they have rescheduled and relocated their January 23rd Dialogue Mapping event to February 20th & 21st on the SRI campus in Menlo Park, CA. Also, their next free public introductory webinar is set for Feb 13 at 11am PST. You can find out more information abut their trainings at the CogNexus website. Dialogue Mapping is a proven method for tackling “wicked problems” by building shared understanding and shared commitment. […] (continue)

Free Online Appreciative Inquiry Workshop

  Case Western Reserve University will be offering a free online course on Appreciative Inquiry on Tuesday, January 29 at 4:00pm. The course will be presented by David Cooperrider, Director of University Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. From his bio… David Cooperrider’s interests include the theory and practice of Appreciative Inquiry(AI) as applied to corporate strategy, change leadership, and postive organizational scholarship. In addition, David is pioneering new horizons in the AI Summit method–a large group and network-based approach– for advancing […] (continue)

BayNVC Offers Training Discounts for NCDD Members

Bay Area Nonviolent Communication Offers NCCD Members Discounted Training with Living Peace Intensive Residential Retreats in 2008. BayNVC invites NCDD members to come and stretch their heart muscles and explore the practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) at one of this year’s retreats led by Bay Area Nonviolent Communication’s senior trainers and paid NCDD members can take advantage of a special discount (learn more on NCDD’s discounts page). The retreats feature tasty (mostly organic) food, beautiful settings, and dedicated support of individual and small group learning. […] (continue)