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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)

Middlebury College Announces Fellowship Program in Environmental Journalism

Middlebury College (www.middlebury.edu) has just announced the establishment of the Middlebury College Fellowships in Environmental Journalism, a program designed to support intensive, year-long reporting about environmental issues by journalists at the start of their careers. Funded by an anonymous gift of $1.5 million, the program will annually select ten journalists — two of whom will be Middlebury College seniors whose projects contribute to senior work for the baccalaureate degree — and work with them to report and produce news stories for print, the Internet, and […] (continue)

Peace Tiles Project Offering Two New Workshops

Those of you who know Lars Torres may already have heard of the Peace Tiles Project (www.peacetiles.net), which creates opportunities for cultural exchange, community service and awareness raising through art. Now the Peace Tiles Project is offering two workshops to help train people who would like to use this approach to dialogue about community issues. First, the group is offering a “training the trainer” workshop through which educators learn to use the Peace Tiles process. For information on this workshop, visit www.tagstudio.net/peacetiles/peacetiles_tot_intro_2007.pdf. Second, Peace Tiles […] (continue)

Sign Up Now for Summer Social Justice Mediation Training

Leah Wing wrote to tell us about a Social Justice Mediation training that will be held twice this upcoming summer (May 30 – June 3, 2007 & August 26 – 30, 2007) in Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.A. for those interested in becoming trained mediators from a social justice perspective. The Social Justice Mediation Model was developed in response to the pattern that has emerged in the field of mediation revealing that mainstream mediation is not equally serving all segments of the population. Despite the demonstrated success […] (continue)