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Spaces Available for DLCG Facilitation Training, Sept. 17-19

The Dynamic Leadership Consulting Group (DLGC) has just let us know there are a few spaces still available for their Concepts & Practices of Group Facilitation 3-day course from September 17 to 19. The course was designed to prepare facilitators to participate in the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) assessment. DLGC says “Students stand out from the average graduate of other facilitator programs because this program has a broader and more complete picture of the knowledge, skills, and art of group […] (continue)

ACR Conference Opens Early Bird Registration

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) seventh annual conference is coming up October 24 – 27, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona. The theme of this year’s conference is “Rethinking the Table: People, Places, and Practices.” Conference events include training institutes, a keynote address by William Ury, Ph.D. and special workshop series including: Applying neurobiology research to ADR, the arts and conflict resolution practice, taking our work overseas, southwestern dispute resolution practices, and advanced workplace issues. The Presidential Luncheon taking place Saturday October 27, 2007 is a […] (continue)

Civically Engaged Youth in the Americas Conference Coming Up September 20

Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago is co-sponsoring the conference “Civically Engaged Youth in the Americas: A Three City Perspective – Chicago, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro” on September 20 in Chicago. The conference is hosted by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago and will include presentations about youth activism by professors, youth organizers, and youth. The event stems from a comparative study undertaken by three researchers, including Chapin Hall Faculty Associate […] (continue)

IAP2 Skills Symposium Set for November

Sheri Wantland of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) just wrote to us to let us know about IAP2’s Skill Symposium, which they are offering this year instead of a conference. This great opportunity for training and networking will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona this November 12 – 16. This training offers workshops for all experience levels taught by distinguished trainers including Larry Susskind, Peter Sandman, Michael Quinn Patton and Bill Lennertz. Training topics include: Facilitation skills, Public participation process design, Evaluation, Decision-maker engagement, […] (continue)

Transforming Local Government Conference Calls for Proposals

The Alliance for Innovation is accepting applications from local governments that are interested in presenting during the 14th Annual Transforming Local Government (TLG) conference, June 4-6, 2008 in Greenville, SC. The theme for the 2008 conference is Creating Sustainable Futures: Global Issues/Local Solutions. Given that sustainability is the issue of the 21st century, the conference asks, how do we shape our organizations and communities and businesses so that we do not borrow from the future and our children but create a future that is fully […] (continue)

SFU Gearing Up for Dialogue Semester on Environmental Impact

This fall, Simon Fraser University’s Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue is organized around the theme of “Adaptations to Human Environmental Impact.” This dialogue program focuses on how human beings adapt to the profound impact we are having on our planet. Environmental disruption threatens overwhelming consequences for our social and economic systems, but too often we are overwhelmed by the problems and lose sight of viable solutions. Citizens require thoughtful, confident planning and analysis to enable effective adaptation to these challenges. The Semester in Dialogue will address […] (continue)

Master Class in Large Group Facilitation Set for October

Large group methods, virtually unknown twenty years ago, are being used world wide to address complex organizational and community issues. These large group working sessions are task focused and results oriented. They have proven to be an invaluable method for strategic planning, organization design, working specific strategic issues, process re-design and for complex projects that cross the boundaries of functions, departments and organizations. They build the indispensable relationships needed for coherence and alignment within an organization or community. The goal of this 3-day course, titled […] (continue)

Info Session on SFU Diploma in Dialogue Coming Up Sept. 17

There is still space available for the upcoming information session on Simon Fraser University’s Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation. The info session will be held September 17, 2007 at the Vancouver, BC campus of Simon Fraser University. Make sure to attend this free session if you’d like to learn more about this innovative and exciting new program. Registration is required, so please email dialogue-info@sfu.ca or call 778-782-7925 to reserve a space. For more information about the Diploma program please visit: www.sfu.ca/dialogue/diploma.htm. (continue)

Last Chance to Register for Fielding Public Engagement Program

Registration for Fielding Graduate University’s Dialogue Deliberation and Public Engagement program closes today, August 7. This is a highly regarded program with an excellent faculty who are practitioners that work in a broad variety of contexts and cultures. Don’t miss this chance to learn with them and stimulating colleagues from several countries. The program is a blended learning course with online face to face and phone dialogues with Guest faculty. NCDD members get a 10% discount! It starts on line August 17, 2007. For more […] (continue)

2007 AI Conference Discount Available Until August 15

The 2007 “Power of Positive Change” Appreciative Inquiry Conference is coming up Sept. 16-19 in Orlando Florida. The conference organizers have just announced that a special 2007 Appreciative Inquiry Conference price of only $1,395 (retail $1,895) for those who register before August 15 and enter code PITK55 during check-out. The conference promises to teach participants how to unleash innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, develop higher levels of trust and mutual respect, and accelerate the cycle of change initiatives in their organizations. Keynote speakers include: Leading researcher […] (continue)