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Upcoming educational and training opportunities.

Upcoming Workshops at the CogNexus Institute

The CogNexus Institute will be offering a workshop titled “The Fundamentals of Dialogue Mapping” on January 15-16, 2008 in Redwood City, California. This newly revised workshop brings participants into the workshop already familiar with Compendium and the IBIS notation. This allows us to move fast ether practicing the hard, productive and satisfying work of Dialogue Mapping. Participants will experience a fierce commitment to listening and shared understanding as well as the willingness to engage in sustained concentration and to learn in public. For more information […] (continue)

Louise Diamond Offering Change Agent Master Class in 2008

Louise Diamond will be offering a year-long master class for social change agents called How to Change the World. Beginning in January, this course covers the Four Wisdom Ways, or four areas of knowledge and skill essential to effective change leadership. Each Wisdom Way is explored in a three-month session that combines a 4-day intensive workshop with distance learning. You can take any session separately, or all of them for an integrated program. The fee for this first session of How to Change the World […] (continue)

Registration Now Open for Authentic Leadership Institute

The Shambhala Institute has just announced that registration is now open for the eighth annual Authentic Leadership Summer Institute, June 22-28 2008 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Institute features ten parallel modules led by internationally recognized thought leaders, researchers, and practitioners working at the edge of emerging new fields. Participants can choose one module as a five-day focus and learn practical skills for creating a culture of authenticity while navigating complex challenges. Participants will also strengthen their leadership presence and capacity through meditation and creative […] (continue)

Call for Papers on Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy

NCDD member Jason Diceman sent us word that the Transformative Learning Centre (TLC) and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) are organizing a conference called “Learning Democracy by Doing: Alternative Practices in Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy” for next October 16-18 in Toronto. The conference organizers are calling for paper proposals on a variety of topics including: learning democracy in k-12 and higher education, learning democracy in non-formal education, learning democracy in civil society and government-sponsored initiatives, and […] (continue)

IAP2 Training Coming Up Next Week in VA

The Perspectives Group is offering its final IAP2 Certificate Traning course for 2007 next week in Alexandria VA. This five-day course is geared to anyone in the public, private or non-profit sectors who is required to manage public issues no matter what level of complexity or how potentially contentious. The Perspectives Group has taught thousands of participants on four continents this world-renowned certification program and it is a must-attend for anyone involved in Public Participation; next week’s course will be taught by Douglas Sarno, an […] (continue)

Transformative Group Collaboration Workshop Set for December

NCDD member Rosa Zubizarreta sent us word of a workshop she’ll be leading called DiaPraxis: Transformational Approaches to Creative and Effective Group Collaboration. The workshop will be held from December 7 – 9, 2007 at the Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center, Craryville, NY. This work offers an experiential introduction to new and powerful approaches in the field of practical group creativity. If you already have good listening skills — whether from Focusing, or NVC, or peer counseling, or community mediation practice — you will learn how […] (continue)

Spaces Still Available for Upcoming AI Workshops in Chicago and Golden, CO

The Corporation for Positive Change (www.positivechange.org) has just announced that spaces are available in their two upcoming workshops. From October 29 – November 2, 2007 in Chicago IL, Appreciative Inquiry (AI) thought leaders Dr. Jim Ludema and Dr. Diana Whitney, authors of numerous books on AI, will be teaching workshop called “Appreciative Inquiry Foundations.” In this workshop participants gain an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of AI and learn how to introduce AI in their organizations, design and facilitate AI initiatives, and apply […] (continue)

C2D2 2007 Conference Program Highlights

The Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2) 2007 Conference Facing Complex Issues is shaping up to be a really great meeting. The conference features a rich slate of interactive sessions—plenary, concurrent and poster—as well as innovative and fun “after hours” sessions designed to stimulate and inform. Presenters, speakers and panelists include Matt Leighninger (author of The Next Form of Democracy), Bettye Pruitt (a social historian, Boston University who develops practices and tools for collective learning and action), David Beers (Editor of the Tyee), Andrew […] (continue)

Louise Diamond Presenting Training at "Engaging the Other" Conference

Sandy posted the other day about the 2nd Annual International Conference on “Engaging The Other:” The Power of Compassion coming up October 25 – 28, 2007 Dearborn, Michigan. We just wanted to let our readers know that there is a Pre-Conference All-Day Institute on Thursday, October 25, 2007, from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. In particular, NCDD friend Louise Diamond will be presenting a workshop called “Institute 3: “Re-Membering Right Relationship.” To learn more about the workshop, read on! To sign up for the conference […] (continue)

Art of Hosting Training Set for November

Chris Corrigan wrote us to let us know about the upcoming Art of Hosting training November 16-18, 2007 near Bangor, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The Art of Hosting is training experience that combines explorations of methodologies such as Open Space Technology, World Cafe, Appreciative Inquiry and PeerSpirit Circle with design tools such as Sam Kaner’s Diamond of Participation, chaordic design and models of living systems. The learning is experiential and applicable and offers a powerful opportunity for the development of deepening facilitation and leadership […] (continue)