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The “exploration” stream of D&D practice is used primarily to encourage people and groups to learn more about themselves, their community, or an issue, and to possibly discover innovative solutions. We consider Bohmian Dialogue, World Café, Conversation Café, Council process, and Open Space to be proven methods for exploration.

CPC Organizing Appreciative Inquiry Summit in Chicago

The Corporation for Positive Change (CPC) is organizing an Appreciative Inquiry Summit from Apr 3, 2006 – Apr 6, 2006 in Chicago, IL. The AI Summit is a powerful approach to whole-system organizational change based on the principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry as applied to large groups (30-3000 people). This workshop is led by AI pioneers Jim Ludema and Mike Mantel and is based on Jim’s definitive book The Appreciative Inquiry Summit: A Practitioner’s Guide for Leading Large Group Change. During the workshop, Jim […] (continue)

Tools for Change Conference Coming Up in July

This year’s Tools for Change Conference will be held July 14-21 in Caux, Switzerland. Tools for Change is a six-day exploration of the inner qualities and practical skills needed for any individual to become an effective agent of change in their community. Tools for Change draws on the experience of Initiatives of Change training programs on different continents. The conference is designed to fully engage all participants in an interactive learning experience. For more information or to register, go to the website www.caux.ch/. (continue)

Taos Institute Announces Workshop Line Up

This Spring the Taos Institute is offering a full array of Appreciative Inquiry workshops. The workshop offerings are sponsored by our board members, the advisory board members and our associates and reflect their interests, practices and gifts. All workshop content is in alignment with social construction ideas and is grounded in its theory and practices. Register through the workshop presenters. To see a full listing, descriptions and registration information visit: www.taosinstitute.net. To see a list of the workshops, click on the link below. (continue)

Three Dialogue Mapping Workshops Coming Up

Three Dialogue Mapping Workshops, lead by Dr. Jeff Conklin, will be held this April 18-19 in Redwood City, California (SF Bay Area); May 23-24 in Birmingham, England; and July 18-19 in Washington, DC. This 2-day workshop is highly engaging and interactive and teaches the core skills of a new facilitation technique. As with any art form, dialogue mapping is challenging to describe but easy to comprehend experientially. This technique gets away from herding the group through a series of steps, focusing the participants instead on […] (continue)

Heartful Communication Classes Coming Up in CA

Sharda Miller will be conducting two Heartful Communication Classes at the beginning of April. The first, is “Heartful Communication: Person-to-Person” on Saturday, April 1, 2006�. 10 AM – 4PM. If you would like to experience more authentic, heartful communication in relationships � whether with a partner, family member, friend or business colleague, this group is for you. The group will explore the specific skills of Active Listening and Nonviolent Communication (as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD) that support greater connection and open-heartedness. Honest communication goes […] (continue)

Pioneers of Change Organizing Upcoming Conferences in South Africa and Canada

Pioneers of Change, a global learning network of young people in their 20’s and 30’s, will be organizing several events and trainings this spring and summer. These include: – A three-day course on leadership “Presencing Collective Leadership for Profound Innovation and Change” in Johannesburg, South Africa from March 30-April 1, 2006; – A training in “The Art of Hosting and Convening Conversations” in Johannesburg South Africa from May 15-17, 2006 and a special youth version of the training in Castle Borl, Slovenia from 6 – […] (continue)

Presence Walkabouts Coming Up in Santa Fe

Glenna Gerard (www.glennagerard.net) has just announced that she will guide two Presence Walkabouts in Santa Fe, New Mexico from June 18-25 and Sept. 24-Oct. 1, 2006. “Presence” means: paying attention to that which is immediate; noticing what is emerging; discerning what is important; listening deeply and responding authentically. A “Walkabout” is an experiential practice of heightened awareness, moving upon and in partnership with the Land and Nature. Such connection with the natural environment invokes inner resonance that opens the individual and collective to different ways […] (continue)

Conference on Collective Wisdom Coming Up in Germany

Collective Wisdom:New Perspectives for Resolution in Small and Large Group Conflicts, Families, Social Groups and Politics is a conference taking place from Friday, 28 April 2006, 9:00 a.m. to Sunday 30 April 2006, 4:00 p.m. in Würzburg, Germany. The conference gathers together people from diverse fields to share their wisdom and build collective intelligence. The effects of collective intelligence are appearing as a topic world wide, in the natural sciences as well as the social sciences, under such names as: group-wisdom, cointelligence, transpersonal-creative knowledge or […] (continue)

Join the OrangeBand Anti-Apathy Campaign

The OrangeBand initative (www.OrangeBand.org), a group dedicated to promoting civil conversations about important issues, is challenging 10,000 people to add their voice to the new online OrangeBand Mosaic. You will also be able to start a profile in the new OrangeBand Online Community. Visit http://orangeband.org/profile/image.php to sign up to participate in the anti-apathy campaign. (continue)

Sustained Dialogue Conference Coming Up April 7-9

This year’s Sustained Dialogue Campus Network (SDCN) National Conference will be held at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. The conference title this year is “Returning to our Roots”. The SDCN National Conference is open to current SD practitioners and interested parties alike. It will feature workshops on Saturday and Sunday designed to introduce Sustained Dialogue as a process, help student leaders build programs on their campuses, help moderators lead their groups and more. It’s also a great chance to meet, share, and network with students […] (continue)

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