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Upcoming educational and training opportunities.

One World Training in Deliberative Dialogue Coming Up

On March 20 and 21, 2006, One World Inc. (OWI) will offer a training workshop on Deliberative Dialogue in Ottawa, Canada. The Deliberative Dialogue methodology is an innovative, proven approach to engage citizens and stakeholders in productive discussions on public policy. It delves into the core of key social issues by accessing people’s wisdom and expertise through a facilitation technique that helps people thoughtfully examine various realistic but often divergent perspectives. These discussions are values-based dialogues as opposed to agenda-driven debates. During this two-day workshop, […] (continue)

Art of Facilitation Workshop Coming Up in Boulder, CO

The Institute on the Common Good and Regis University are sponsoring “The Art of Facilitation” Workshop with Leilani Rashida Henry March 9-10, 2006 in Boulder, CO. The workshop teaches the skills for dialogue facilitation. Advanced facilitation requires a multitude of subtle skills such as self awareness, balancing divergent with convergent thinking and the ability to be effortlessly present. The Art of Facilitation enhances the skill to innovate and execute in the moment, to ‘think on your feet’. It teaches facilitators to become flexible and adaptable, […] (continue)

Intercultural Communication Courses Offered in Davis, California

As part of the University of California, Davis Extension, Common Ground: Center for Cooperative Solutions helps government entities, agencies and private- and public-sector organizations come together to find unique solutions to challenging and complex issues. This spring, Common Ground will be offering 2 two-day courses on Intercultural Relations, designed for those who want to better understand the dynamics of intercultural communication and conflict. Intercultural relations specialist Linda Ziegahn, Ph.D., will be conducting both courses. For more information, call 800-752-0881 x4414 go to www.extension.ucdavis.edu/commonground/. (continue)

Vicki Robin to Host Workshop on Freedom in America

Vicki Robin, inventor of the Conversation Cafe and co-author of Your Money or Your Life, will be hosting a weekend retreat titled “If This is a Free Country, Why Don’t I Feel Free?” The workshop will draw on all of Vicki’s core teachings to address questions like, What is freedom for? What are limits for? When I’m tied up in knots, how do I cut through? When I lose my sense of freedom, how do I get it back? Can I feel free sexually and […] (continue)

Global Dialogue Center to Host Online Leadership Training

Debbie Kennedy at the Global Dialogue Center (www.globaldialogue.com) will be hosting an online virtual meeting on Thursday February 23 called “Working Together, Winning Together” that investigates how men and women are putting their differences to work. The workshop is sponsored by Microsoft Office Live Meeting Leadership Forums. The workshop takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada); 12:00 Noon p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time Global Time, and there is no charge. The workshop will be a candid conversation, exploring […] (continue)

Initiatives of Change Announces 60th Annual Summer Conferences Line Up

This summer, delegates from around the world will meet for the 60th annual summer conferences at the Initiatives of Change center in Caux, Switzerland. The conferences, under the theme of Globalizing Integrity, Personalizing Integrity, will run July 6 – August 17, 2006. For more information or to register for the conferences, please visit www.caux.ch/en/program.php. Feel free to contact Initiatives of Change (www.us.iofc.org) if you have any questions at 1156 Fifteenth St., NW, Suite 910; Washington, DC 20005-1704; p (202) 872-9077; f (202) 872-9137. For information […] (continue)

IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter Event and Training Coming Up

The IAP2 Wild Rose (Alberta) Chapter will be holding a signature event this Feb, 2-3, 2006 in Calgary, Alberta. The event’s theme is “Keeping Ahead of the Curve: Innovation and Diversity in Public Participation” It will be a day and a half of engaging and thought provoking participatory presentations and sessions, and a World Café on the topic of the Wild Rose Centennial Project. In addition, Wild Rose will be offering two of the IAP2 training modules, Planning for Public Participation and Communication for Effective […] (continue)

Peacebuilding and Mediation Training Coming Up in Ottawa

The Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN) in Ottawa will be offering several courses on Peacebuilding and Mediation this spring. Courses include “The Power Clinic for Mediators,” “Negotiating Agreements In Conflict Settings” and “Violence Prevention: Theory-Informed Practice.” Dr. Ben Hoffman, President of CIIAN, will lead all three courses. For more info or to register please visit the “Special Programs” page on the CIIAN website at www.ciian.org/special1.shtml (continue)

Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry Workshop Coming Up in Boulder, CO

Join Amanda Trosten-Bloom and Jim Ludema, leading authors and consultants, for their Foundations in Appreciative Inquiry Workshop, February 6-9 in Boulder, Colorado. Recognized as one of the strongest foundations-level trainings available, this workshop attracts an international contingent of positive change consultants and leaders. Learn how businesses and communities around the globe have transformed their organizations in partnership with CPC’s premier consultants. Develop your skills to lead key steps in the Appreciative Inquiry process: select affirmative topics, craft and conduct appreciative interviews, envision positive futures, design […] (continue)

IAP2 Spring Training Schedule Released

IAP2 has realeased its Spring Training calendar with plenty of opportunities to learn public participation skills in trainings across North America and Australia. Courses include “Communications for Effective Public Participation,” “Techniques for Effective Public Participation,” and “Planning for Effective Public Participation. To see a full list of courses, dates and locations, click on the link below. Or visit IAP2’s website: www. iap2.org. (continue)

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