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RFP – Big New York Contract

NYSERDA is seeking proposals for facilitation services to work with a community advisory group (the West Valley Citizen Task Force) near the Western New York Nuclear Service Center in West Valley, NY. The Task Force has been meeting for ten years, providing advice to NYSERDA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regarding cleanup and long-term management of facilities located at the Center. The Center is home to the West Valley Demonstration Project, a large nuclear waste cleanup project being conducted by DOE, and a shut-down […] (continue)

Update on Community Congress Activities in New Orleans

Many of you know that AmericaSpeaks has been working with the Unified New Orleans Plan (www.unifiedneworleansplan.com) to organize the Community Congress efforts to discuss rebuilding New Orleans. For Community Congress II held on December 2, 2006, more than 2600 New Orleanians gathered in five primary sites linked by satellite and 16 community sites via webcast joined in a unified voice to state their priorities for recovery and rebuilding New Orleans. Last week, over 1300 New Orlenians gathered again for Community Congress III. The Congresses have […] (continue)

Rebuilding New Orleans: Call for Skilled Facilitators on Jan. 20

Skilled facilitators, particularly people of color and Spanish speaking, are invited to volunteer for an essential role at the third and final community congress meeting of the Unified New Orleans Plan. Community Congress III will be held on January 20, 2007 in New Orleans, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston (citizens will be bused to New Orleans from Baton Rouge). Facilitators will work with small groups of ten people to deliberate about a series of questions that will be asked over the course of the day. Via […] (continue)

Hofstra U. to Launch New Civic Engagement Center

Hofstra University’s new Center for Civic Engagement will debut February 2 with an international peace exhibit that focuses on three individuals who promoted peace and social change through non-violent action. Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace looks at the life of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Japanese peace activist Daisaku Ikeda.  Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr., International Chapel at Dr. King’s alma mater, Morehouse College in Atlanta, will be the featured speaker at the reception. (continue)

Stakeholder Engagement Workshop Set for May 14-15 in Vancouver

Myriam Laberge, Director of Collaborative Learning & Innovation at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Sustainable Community Development just let us know there are still spots available in an upcoming Vancouver, British Columbia workshop on stakeholder engagement. The two day Co-Creative Stakeholder Engagement workshop is for senior decision-makers and experienced practitioners who want to enhance their strategic abilities and skills in engaging multiple stakeholders. Participants will gain the insights, knowledge and skills for co-creative stakeholder engagement related to thinking in new ways ways about networks, leading […] (continue)

NFF's Community Assistance Program to Support Local Forest Partnerships

If you are involved in environmental stakeholder planning, you may be interested in the National Forest Foundation’s (www.natlforests.org) Community Assistance Program which aims to promote the creation of locally based forest partnerships that seek to build ecological, social, and economic sustainability. The program will support newly forming nonprofit organizations in need of start-up capacity-building that intend to proactively and inclusively engage the local community in forest management and conservation issues on and around National Forests and Grasslands. (continue)

New Book on How Law Supports D&D in Europe

My Google News Alert for “dialogue AND deliberation” informed me about an interesting new book about laws in the European Union are supporting the creation of new governance structures that encourage public dialogue, deliberation, and stakeholder participation. The book, entitled “Laws Practical Wisdom” can be purchased for 97 Euros (yikes!), and you can order it or read more about it at www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c47124. (continue)

National Conference on Civic Engagement Coming Up in February

Texas Campus Compact (www.texascampuscompact.org) and the University of Texas at Austin will co-host the first National Conference on Civic Engagement (NCCE) February 15th – 18th, 2007 at the Austin Marriott at the Capitol. This conference will bring together higher education faculty, students, and staff in Austin, as well as community partners and organizations from both the private and public sectors. The first NCCE will provide an engaging environment of best-practice workshops, dynamic speakers, and a learning environment for all involved in civic engagement efforts to […] (continue)

Perspectives Group Offering IAP2 Certificate Training in 2007

The Perspectives Group will offer the International Association for Public Participation Certificate training four times in 2007. This course provides beginner through advanced practitioners with a broad-based learning experience covering all of the foundations of public participation. The Perspectives Group is one of the nation’s foremost experts in public participation and works throughout the world to establish and run advisory boards, communicate risk and technical information, develop cooperative decision-making programs, and enhance organizational effectiveness through team-building, visioning, and effective communications. The instructor for the course […] (continue)

Art of Hosting Retreat Coming Up in Ottawa, Canada

The Canadian Institute of Public Engagement in the Ottawa, Canada area is organizing a practice retreat on the Art of Hosting and Convening Conversations in March 2007. The Art of Hosting pattern and practice is based on the assumption that it is common sense to bring stakeholders together in conversation when you seek new solutions for the common good. The CIPE invites participants to explore the practise of hosting conversations that matter, to enhance their own practices of inviting, designing, opening and holding inspired and […] (continue)

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