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Upcoming educational and training opportunities.

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)

Summer Institute on Peacebuilding Accepting Applications to April 15

The Alliance for Conflict Transformation Summer Institute on Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (IPCR) will be held June 9, 2007 – July 7, 2006 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. IPCR is an intensive 4-week, 6-credit residential program intended to build the capacity of current and future professionals in a variety of fields to make a critical difference in furthering peaceful relations in the world. IPCR will be held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, with travel to La Paz and surrounding communities. They are currently accepting applications for participation […] (continue)

Facilitation 3-Day Retreat in Maine This March & May

If you have some meeting facilitation experience but want to attain the next level of skilled meeting facilitation, you may want to consider this retreat. Led by Craig Freshley and limited to just eight people, the group will explore theory of all aspects of meeting facilitation and will apply specific specific techniques for a variety of situations. Two workshop series are coming up: Winter Weekdays – March 26, 2007 – March 29, 2007, and Spring Weekend – May 10, 2007 – May 13, 2007. To […] (continue)

Call for Facilitators – New Orleans, Philadelphia and Chicago

AmericaSpeaks is recruiting facilitators for Town Meetings in New Orleans, Philadelphia and Chicago. Volunteer facilitators will work with small groups of ten people to deliberate about a series of questions that will be asked over the course of the full day meeting. Via laptop computers and keypad polling devices, individual tables will share the results of their conversations with the hundreds of participants in the room. Facilitators will be oriented to the program and are expected have experience with small group face-to-face deliberation, comfort with […] (continue)

Narrative Mediation Dinner, Conversation and Demonstration Coming Up in April

Narrative Mediation is an approach to mediation and peace-making that “encourages the conflicting parties to reach understanding and resolution through a deep understanding of the shared personal and cultural narratives underlying the conflict. This new conflict-resolution methodology is a powerful resource for mediators and facilitators seeking to address intransigent problem-saturated conflicts.” (www.CRinfo.org). (continue)

Graphic Facilitation Workshop Coming Up in CA

Graphic facilitation experts Nancy Margulies and Mariah Howard will be leading a Graphic Recording Workshop April 14-15 in Half Moon Bay, CA. The workshop is designed for those who are new to using images and key phrases to record conversations, present ideas, brainstorm, capture essential aspects of dialogues, World Café and other group processes. Drawing skills are not required — they will teach you the basics along with techniques like Mind-Mapping, Mindscaping, and symbol drawing. The fees for one day are $295 corporate, $150 individuals; […] (continue)

Facilitation Academy Coming Up in April

The International Association of Facilitators is sponsoring The Facilitation Academy series of workshops April 23-25, 2007 in Atlanta. This series of workshops features three expert facilitators leading sessions on how to do great facilitation, facilitative conflict strategies and tools for facilitating decision-making. Participants can register for one day or all three. Costs are: 1 day only: $695; Any 2 days: $1095; All 3 days: $1495. For more information, visit www.leadstrat.com/facilitationacademy.shtml. (continue)

Registration Open for Shambhala Authentic Leadership Program

The Shambhala Institute for Authentic Leadership is now inviting applications for its 2007 Authentic Leadership Summer Program, June 24-30, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Over the past six years The Shambhala Institute has become a vibrant meeting-place of people, practices, and ideas engaged at the frontier of organizational and societal change. The Authentic Leadership Summer Program, brings together 250 – 300 forward-thinking leaders, managers and change agents of all levels from business, government, education, NGOs and civil society. Participants will experience five days of integrated […] (continue)

Reminder: Applications Due for Greater Expectations Institute

The application deadline for the Greater Expectations campus leadership Institute is coming up March 16, 2007. The Greater Expectations Institute is a five-day, intensive program designed for campus leadership teams working on ways to increase student engagement, inclusion, and high achievement. The Institute will help teams align institutional purposes, structures, and practices as well as advance and assess the kinds of practical liberal education outcomes outlined in American Association of Colleges & Universities’ signature report, Greater Expectations: A New Vision for Learning as a Nation […] (continue)

CLP Announces Spring/Summer Events

The Compassionate Listening Project (www.compassionatelistening.org) just sent us their spring/summer 2007 training and workshop line-up. Upcoming events feature several intensive trainings, compassionate journeys to Berlin, Germany and to Israel/Palestine, a conference for community groups and their annual summer gathering. Here’s the full list of dates, locations and costs: (continue)