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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.

Bohmian Dialogue Training Coming up In MT

Lee Nichol, editor of David Bohm’s books On Dialogue and On Creativity will be hosting an intensive workshop of inquiry and focused intention 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 will gain a greater understanding of inner mental, emotional and spiritual proccesses and experience the deeper meaning of collective communication. The cost of the workshop is $150 and […] (continue)

Open Space Practice Retreat Coming Up on Bowen Island, British Columbia

Chris Corrigan and Michael Herman will be offiring a three-day Open Space Practice Retreat at Rivendell, a beautiful retreat centre on Bowen Island, BC from April 18-20. The retreat will be an opportunity for deep and intensive learning about leadership and change. It is an opportunity for new and current practitioners, leaders, managers, consultants, facilitators, community activists and anyone else who wants to open more space for renewal, visioning, learning and productivity — in business and community organizations. If you would like to know more, […] (continue)

Metanexus Institute Invites Applications for Local Societies Initiative

An initiative of the Metanexus Institute (www.metanexus.net), the Local Societies Initiative provides three-year grants to fund start-up costs for dialogue groups exploring the dynamic interface between religion and science. While focused on colleges, universities, and seminaries, the program also welcomes applications from a wide spectrum of interested parties in other venues worldwide. This unique program differs from other scholarly grant programs in that it emphasizes building organizations and dynamic associations of people who explore the implications of the science and religion interchange. Members of local […] (continue)

Quest for Global Healing II Conference in Bali this May

This May, you can join Nobel Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu, Fatima Gailani, Walter Cronkite, and other world-renowned speakers at an extraordinary gathering of concerned global citizens, business leaders and other innovative thinkers in a quest towards a more collaborative, peaceful and sustainable future for humankind and the planet. This unique gathering is designed for those concerned about where the world is heading and who want to play a role in the world’s renewal. The conference is inspired by a recognition by individuals that the wounds […] (continue)

Midwest Social Forum Calls for Session Proposals

The Midwest Social Forum (www.mwsocialforum.org) is an annual gathering of grassroots organizations, community activists, workers, educators, students, and others committed to making a better, more just world possible. It will be held this July 2-6 in Milwaukee, WI. The MWSF provides an open space for exchanging experiences and information, strengthening alliances and networks, and developing effective strategies for progressive social, economic, and political change. Formerly known as Radfest, the MWSF has been inspired by the World Social Forum and the similar principles on which it […] (continue)

Update on SFU's Dialogue Activities

Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue has announced a new training session and a video. First, the workshop Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach is an intensive, interactive four-day workshop that will transform your approach to teaching. The goal of the workshop is to learn a structured and accountable method of organizing, designing and facilitating and to create engaging and participatory learning events. Opportunities to design and teach short lessons and receive feedback and coaching will unlock the power of dialogue in educating adult learners. […] (continue)

Participants Sought for Dialogue on Religion and the Academy

NCDD member Nancy Thomas sent us a call for participants for a dialogue project on religion in the academy. The origins of this project lie in a meeting convened last July by the Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE) and the Johnson Foundation. They invited scholars from both public and private colleges and universities and who represented diverse disciplines, geographic regions, and faith perspectives to come together at the historic Wingspread Conference Center in Racine, Wisconsin. The purpose of this gathering, entitled Religion and […] (continue)

Taos Institute Publishes New Book on Appreciative Inquiry

Taos Institute Publishers (www.taosinstitute.net) has just announced the publication of Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Building Cooperative Capacity by Frank J. Barrett and Ronald E. Fry. The book provides a concise introduction to and overview of the growing discipline and practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI). While the literature on AI is expanding rapidly with texts, handbooks, and case studies, the authors, Drs. Barrett and Fry feel there is a strong call for a “quick read” that will assist curious change agents or leaders in […] (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)

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)

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