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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)

Facing History Seminar on Transitional Justice Coming Up in August

Facing History and Ourselves (www.facinghistory.org) is holding their Advanced Seminar “Exploring the Aftermath of Genocide & Violence” from August 6-8, 2007 at Santa Clara University, California. The Advanced Seminar will study Transitional Justice, practices leading to “reconciliation and repair”, and on currently unfolding strategies for responding to mass violence and genocide around the world. This seminar is open to veterans of other Facing History trainings or to educators with equivalent training and exposure, as determined by an application process. Tuition is $300. For more information, […] (continue)

Arsalyn Invites Young NCDDers to Apply for Upcoming Gathering

This year’s theme for Arsalyn’s annual youth conference is “Bridging the Partisan Divide: Rediscovering Deliberation,” and Arsalyn would like to encourage everyone in the NCDD network to think about who they work with between the ages of 16 and 20 who may benefit from attending. And if you’re one of our younger members, we strongly encourage you to apply yourself! Arsalyn will be inviting 120 young people ages 16-20 to the conference to learn the art of political deliberation. They are providing food, lodging, conference […] (continue)

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Ishmael Beah’s autobiography is unique for many reasons. It is a first hand account of a boy’s entry into the armed forces of Sierra Leone at a turbulent time, a time when power hungry rebels were at their ascendancy.  Ishmael’s voice is a sensitive voice, and astute observer of the objective with a rare capacity to remain deeply human, involved, imploring. The story charts Ishmael’s journey from a sunny afternoon in the life of a carefree son of Sierra Leone obsessed with rap and family […] (continue)

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