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Amazing Faith of Texas: Beyond Dogma to Seek Out Common Ground

A fellow user of the Omidyar Network recently pointed me to the Amazing Faith of Texas website, which I find interesting – a collection of stories, oral histories of an identity in a way, and an accompanying discussion guide geared toward helping groups find common ground in the values and shared experiences that often underlay religious belief in a state like Texas. Here is the invitation: “Travel slowly along the roads and highways of Texas, and you are less likely to miss the turns that […] (continue)

CLI Seeks Partners for 2007 Nigeria Democracy Summit

The just-concluded 2007 Nigerian general elections mark the first civilian transfer of power in Nigeria since its independence from Britain in 1960. Civic Life International (www.civiclifeint.org) has initiated talks with the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, to host a 2-day summit in Washington D.C , Fall 2007. The summit will consider the prospects for this aspiring democracy to become a strategic, democratic partner for the United States and a stabilizing influence in the region. The proposed summit will be an […] (continue)

Paid NCDD Members Get 15% Discount on IAP2 Training

The Perspectives Group is presenting the IAP2 Course in Public Participation three more times this year in Alexandria, VA. This training is designed for professionals working in the fields of community development, nonprofit and government public services, and public understanding and outreach. It is also designed for industry communications and public affairs or public relations, advocacy and lobbying organizations, private and government groups, and any individual/organization required to deal with the public about complex or potentially contentious issues. Upon completion of the full week of […] (continue)

Middle East Fellowship Organizing Summer Delegation to Syria

Kelly Hayes-Raitt sent us the news that the Middle East Fellowship will be hosting delegations to Syria this summer. They are the only organization we know of that is taking Americans to this political hot spot to promote person-to-person peace. This 6-week summer service program will be held in Damascus, Syria, from June 24 – Aug 4. Participants will live with a host family for 3 nights, study Arabic at the Berlitz language institute in Damascus, serve the local community through volunteer projects (such as […] (continue)

NCDD Members Offered 30% Discount for June Future Search Training

Sandra Janoff & Marvin Weisbord, co-authors of the popular Berrett-Kohler book Future Search: An Action Guide to Finding Common Ground in Organizations & Communities, will be holding the only 2007 “Managing a Future Search” training in the U.S. from June 3-6, 2007 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania – and they are offering paid NCDD members a huge 30% discount! Future Search trains managers, facilitators and leaders to quickly turn dreams into action plans and reality. At “Managing a Future Search,” participants will learn the theory, philosophy, […] (continue)

Info Call on Wednesday for Fielding's D&D Certificate Program

Fielding Graduate University announces the fourth offering of its graduate-level certificate program in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement. The program will be conducted from August 17, 2007 to January 15, 2008. You’re invited to join a conference call on May 16 (Wednesday) to learn more about the program and have a conversation with core faculty. (continue)

Women's Foundation of California Seeks Applicants for Women's Policy Institute

Here’s another good leadership training opportunity: the Women’s Foundation of California ( http://womensfoundca.org/ ) is inviting applications for the 2007-08 class of the Women’s Policy Institute. The Women’s Policy Institute provides intensive advocacy and leadership training for up to twenty-eight California women who, through their existing leadership roles, prior experience on women’s issues, and connections to the grassroots community, are poised to play a greater role in advocating for public policy that advances an agenda for women and girls. Participants in the one-year program will […] (continue)

Fellowship for Future Indian Leaders Accepting Applications

Here’s a great, hands-on fellowship for people interested in becoming leaders in First Nations communities. An initiative of the First Nations Development Institute (www.firstnations.org), the Leadership and Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship Development (LEAD) Program is a one-year educational program designed to provide undergraduate, masters, or law students or rising nonprofit staff with hands-on experience at a reservation-based nonprofit organization. At the same time, the host organization will benefit from access to highly motivated American Indian students or professionals who can offer business planning, budgeting, feasibility planning, marketing, […] (continue)

Experiential Lab Workshop Coming Up in San Francisco

The Bay Area Society For Organizational Learning is sponsoring a workshop with Mitch Saunders on “Sensing & Shaping Y/Our Future: An Experiential Lab. ” Mitch, who is co-creator of Wisdom Labs, will facilitate an experiential inquiry designed to support Sue Higgins, Deputy Director of the Cebrowski Institute for Innovation & Information Superiority at the Naval Postgraduate School. Sue has offered to share some of the vexing dilemmas she faces in leading change within one of the world’s most complex and influential organizations. In the course […] (continue)

Spaces Still Available for Free Community Facilitation Training in Pasadena, CA

The Western Justice Center Foundation (www.westernjustice.org) and the City of Pasadena will present a Community Facilitation Training from May 3-5 and 11-12, 2007 at the Western Justice Center Foundation, 55 S. Grand Ave. in Pasadena, California. The training is open to anyone who is interested in improving facilitation skills in the areas of interethnic/interracial/intercultural dialogue and in times of community crisis. By taking part in this training, participants will be joining a group of volunteer facilitators for community-wide dialogues. Renowned facilitators and trainers Diane Burbie, […] (continue)