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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.

New Discussion Guide On Poverty Available Onlinne

The Study Circles Resource Center and the Northwest Area Foundation have produced a new discussion guide called Thriving Communities—Working together to move from poverty to prosperity for all. The guide is designed to help communities involve people in conversations that lead to community change. Field tested in 16 communities by more than 500 participants, the five-session discussion guide helps people look at poverty in their community and discuss what it looks like, why it exists, and what can and should be done about it. Jackson, […] (continue)

Strategic Conversation "Reimagining New Orleans" Coming Up in May

“Re-imagining New Orleans” after Hurricane Katrina is a four-day “council of elders” from May 25-28 at the Wildacres Retreat Center in western North Carolina that uses Appreciative Inquiry as an experiment in citizen democracy. Check out their news release www.secondjourney.org/katrina/katrina_release.htm and the series of webpages, including a registration form at www.secondjourney.org/NewOrleans.htm. (continue)

"Listening into the Future" Strategic Conversation Coming Up May 20-24

“Evolutionary Salons” are gatherings in which people share and explore how individuals, groups and societies can evolve more consciously and wisely. A third evolutionary salon is being organized for May 20-24, 2006, at the Chinook Center, a retreat setting located on Whidbey Island, an hour north of Seattle, Washington. For any questions contact evolutionary.salon@gmail.com. You can check out the stories of the first two salons (May 05 and Jan 06) at www.thegreatstory.org/ev-salon.html. The cost of the Salon is $280, and includes food costs. To register, […] (continue)

The World Urban Cafes are an innovative series of discussion and performance events on urban issues, taking place before and during the World Urban Forum (WUF) and World Youth Forum (WYF) to be held in Vancouver in June 2006. The World Urban Cafe events unite and engage diverse youth and their communities, while showcasing their ideas, action projects, and culture. To date there have been 68 Cafés on 4 continents, with over 20,000 participants. World Urban Cafes have set a new standard for community engagement, […] (continue)

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)

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