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Rich Harwood Announces Fall Public Innovators Lab

With the Spring 2006 Harwood Public Innovators Lab only a week away, now is the time to register for the Fall Lab, scheduled for Sept. 11-15 at the Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore, MD. By signing up and paying your tuition, you will secure your seat – or your team’s seats – in the space. The folks at the Harwood Institute anticipate that the Lab will fill up fast, so securing your slot as early as possible is important. Register at www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=83146 (continue)

Registration Deadline Approaching for Diversity Practitioner Certificate Program

Matt Minahan send us a reminder that the May 15th application deadline is approaching for the NTL Institute’s Diversity Practitioner’s Certificate Program. NTL’s Diversity Practitioner Certificate Program builds on the skills of both beginning and experienced diversity practitioners seeking a life changing development experience. This 18-month program offers participants more than 35 days of facilitated face-to-face interaction. During the program, participants will examine diversity theory and practice from multiple perspectives and explore eliminating systems of oppression based on race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, religion, age, […] (continue)

Fielding Graduate University Announces the Third Graduate level certificate program in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement

Fielding Graduate University (www.fielding.edu) is offering its third innovative certificate course and has expanded the program to the University of Sydney, Australia. This year’s program dates are August 21, 2006 to January 15, 2007. This distinctive program focuses on recent innovations in dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement featuring faculty who have played key roles in developing these approaches. It strives for the development of “virtuosity” in our practice of dialogue and deliberation. Designed and delivered in collaboration with The International Institute for Sustained Dialogue and […] (continue)

Green Communities Announces Charrette Grants Program

Created by Enterprise Community Partners in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Green Communities (http://enterprisefoundation.org/resources/green/) is a five-year, $555 million initiative to build more than 8,500 environmentally healthy homes for low-income families in the United States. Green Communities is now offering charrette grants of up to $5,000 each for green affordable housing developers who want to convene intense working sessions with the development team and others who share an interest in promoting health and livability. A Green Communities charrette will involve an intense working […] (continue)

Group Facilitation Workshop Coming Up in San Francisco

Sam Kaner, author of the international best-seller, Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making (now in its 15th printing), will be leading workshop on group facilitation skills this June 20 – 22 at Community At Work in San Francisco. This is a unique opportunity for beginning and intermediate level facilitators to study with a nationally-recognized expert in the field. For more information, contact Duane Berger at (415) 641-9773 or duane@CommunityAtWork.com. (continue)

Bohmian Dialogue Workshop Coming Up in Montana

Lee Nichol, editor of David Bohm¬ís books, On Dialogue and On Creativity in an in-depth exploration of Bohmian dialogue will be leading an intensive Bohmian Dialogue workshop from May 18th -21st in Helena, MT. Bohmian dialogue is an arena in which collective learning takes place and out of which a sense of increased harmony, fellowship and creativity can arise. Participants gain a greater understanding of inner mental, emotional and spiritual proccesses and experience the deeper meaning of collective communication. Cost of the workshop is $150 […] (continue)

Compassionate Listening Project Organizing Upcoming Trainings and Delegations

The Compassionate Listenting Project is dedicated to teaching and practicing the art of listening with a “spiritual ear,” to discern and acknowledge the partial truth in everyone – particularly those with whom we disagree. They have just announced their summer and fall lineup of training sessions. Trainings include introductory and advanced courses in compassionate listening, as well as training delegations to Israel/Palestine and South Africa. To learn more about CLP, go to www.compassionatelistening.org. To see a list of upcoming trainings and workshops, including cost and […] (continue)

UALR Launches Center for Public Conflict Solutions

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) has announced the creation of the Center for Public Conflict Solutions. As the first university center of its type in Arkansas, it will support inclusive and consensus-based public conflict resolution processes. The university has recently launched a graduate certificate in Conflict Mediation in cooperation with the William H. Bowen School of Law. The Center will be part of the Institute of Government and will operate in collaboration with the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. It […] (continue)

Public Conversations Project Announces 2006 Training Lineup

Public Conversations Project (PCP) organizes high quality conversations on publicly divisive issues. They provide some of the highest-quality trainings in the field of dialogue and deliberation, aimed at mediators, HR managers, educators, therapists, parents, social workers, clergy, students, and anyone else who might like to participate in the work of dialogue facilitation. PCP has just announced its 2006 workshop line-up, with meetings taking place throughout the country staring May 5 through November. To register, call Manda at 888-PCP-TEAM x13 or email training@publicconversations.org. To learn more, […] (continue)

AACJP Conference On Restorative Justice Coming Up in Miami

The American Association of Community Justice Professionals (AACJP) will be holding a conference from June 10-14 in Miami Florida. The conference will be organized around three series of workshops. One set of workshops will focus on treatment and assessment strategies that can be used by professionals in human services, community corrections, juvenile justice or other settings when the desired result is changing behaviors or policies supportive of behavioral change. A second set of workshops will address best practices for victims of crime. These workshops will […] (continue)