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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)

"Secrets of Facilitation" Free Virtual Workshop Coming Up April 16 & 17

Next Monday April 16th and Tuesday April 17th, Evolve Faciliation and Coachingis sponsoring a virtual workshop where Michael Wilkinson will explore the ‘Secrets of Facilitation’ with facilitators from around the globe. This workshop is part of the Evolve’s ‘Leading Lights’ program, a series of virtual workshops and interviews with international facilitation leaders and authors. All you need to participate is a phone! This is a great opportunity to interact, question and share thoughts with Michael and with facilitation colleagues from around the world. The Southern […] (continue)

WJCF Community Facilitation Training Set for May

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

Entries Invited for Youth Prize for Excellence in International Education

Here’s an award for youth that involves some fun, collaboration and cross-cultural learning: The Asia Society (www.asiasociety.org) and the Goldman Sachs Foundation (www2.goldmansachs.com/foundation) have announced the 2007 Goldman Sachs Foundation Youth Prize for Excellence in International Education. The 2007 competition asks students to select a problem or challenge that affects their local community as well as a community outside the United States; to create an in-depth written, audio, video, or animated feature that compares and contrasts how these two communities have addressed the issue; and […] (continue)

April 15 Deadline to Apply for Peace and Conflict Resolution Program in Austria

The European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) in Stadtschlaining, Austria teaches an intensive course for 44 students from around the world. All the courses are taught in English by leading specialists in their field from around the world, including Johan Galtung, one of the founders of the academic discipline of peace research and frequent mediator in international conflicts. The EPU program is designed to provide students with the intellectual skills to analyze conflicts and their underlying causes, with practical skills in conflict transformation and […] (continue)

Discounts for NCDD Members on Some Great Trainings!

As you may know, NCDD is switching from a totally free membership to a paid membership (with a pay-what-you-can/free option). One of the ways we’re trying to ease this tricky transition is by providing some great benefits for fully paid NCDD members – including discounts for a whole bunch of great trainings and courses. NCDD members who pay the full membership fee can take advantage of discounted rates (mostly 20%) for the following upcoming trainings: The Center for Strategic Facilitation’s Group Facilitation Methods Course – April […] (continue)

Open Space Technology Learning Workshop

An Open Space Technology learning workshop will be held April 24-26 in British Columbia, Canada. This 3-day workshop is Session One of the Genuine Contact Program™. In this workshop, which will take place at The Haven Resort, Gabriola Island, B.C., you will develop your own understanding of Open Space Technology, including its form and essence. The workshop will also cover preparatory work with a sponsor prior to an OST meeting and post-meeting follow-up. We will also cover personal preparation as a facilitator and the role of […] (continue)

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