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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.

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)

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)

Presidio Dialogues Event Coming Up January 24

The Presidio Dialogues (www.thepresidiodialogues.org), a group that organizes “conversations for conscious business” in California is sponsoring an event this January 24 at 7pm in San Francisco. The discussion will focus on the theme “The Feminine and Leadership: Not Just Reserved For Women.” The discussion starts from the premise that leadership is sorely needed in the world today, but that there’s already too much of the traditional masculine, intimidating and forceful variety. Whether instilled in men or women, what is needed now is the more systemic, […] (continue)

Heartful Communication Four Week Series Coming Up in California

Starting Monday January 23, Sharda Miller of The Listening Path (www.thelisteningpath.com) will be offering a four week course in Heartful Communication. The course treats a series of listening skills and processes with an emphasis on Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (NVC). The series offers specific skills that lead to heartful, honest and authentic communication without blame or judgment. The class will be small and intimate in order to allow plenty of time for sharing and practice. Course dates are on 1:30-4 pm Jan 23, 30, Feb […] (continue)

Public Conversations Project Profiled in O, the Oprah Magazine

Public Conversations Project (www.publicconversations.org) was recently featured in the November 2005 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine in the article Us & Them (p.264). PCP Executive Director Laura Chasin speaks candidly with writer Aimee Lee Ball about the fiery national abortion debate which gave birth to new dialogue. “What PCP has developed, Chasin says, is most useful in bridging deeply polarized issues.” Read on at: www.oprah.com/omagazine/200511/omag_200511_understanding.jhtml (continue)

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