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Conferences, trainings, workshops, and other events coming up of interest to the D&D community.

AmericaSpeaks Hosts Health Care Meetings in Los Angeles and Albuquerque

AmericaSpeaks convened two meetings on national health care policy in March on behalf of the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group. On Saturday, March 4, we brought together more than 500 participants in Los Angeles for the day-long meeting. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa welcomed participants and shared his perspective on health care in America. Throughout the day participants identified the values they associate with health care and weighed in on suggested improvements to our health care system. Topics included preferred models of health care coverage […] (continue)

Peace Alliance Announces Regional Conferences for 2006

The Department of Peace Campaign State Coordinators and District Leaders, in conjunction with The Peace Alliance, will be initiating eight Regional conferences across the United States over the coming months. These regional conferences offer a great opportunity to deepen your connection to this work and your relationship to the communities of citizens working for peace who are already active and thriving across the country. Each conference will have it’s own unique flare depending on the region putting it on. Powerful speakers, meaningful connections with fellow […] (continue)

National Online Discussion about Health Care from March 22-April 5

Go national with your opinions about health care in America by visiting www.AmericansDiscussHealth.org from March 22 to April 5. Join citizens from around the country and post your opinions in a personal blog, explore your ideas in the discussion forums and get vocal about health care. This web-based public forum is a part of more than thirty meetings of varying sizes being convened across the United States by the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group (www.citizenshealthcare.gov). The purpose of the meetings and the online dialogue is […] (continue)

AmericaSpeaks Seeking Agency Managers for Dialogue on Public Participation

AmericaSpeaks is looking to bring together agency managers who have been working to improve the level and quality of public participation within federal government. They are looking to put together a list of agency managers who can contribute their experiences and insights during a working “retreat” style meeting headed by Carolyn Lukensmeyer sometime in late May or early June. The goal of the meeting is to develop a compelling set of instructive stories from participants’ experiences, develop a set of recommendations for embedding high-quality citizen […] (continue)

May 12 is National Action for a US Department of Peace

The Peace Alliance is organizing a National Action on May 12th (the Friday before Mother’s Day). The Action will gather citizens across the US to take pies to your their Congressional offices with a banner: “On behalf of Mothers Everywhere, Peace Wants a Piece of the Pie!” The action promotes a Department of Peace and Nonviolence Legislation. The action requests a small percent of the federal budget allocated directly toward funding projects that foster a culture of peace in our nation and around the world. […] (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)

Nonviolence and Social Change Training Coming Up in California

The African Diaspora Foundation, PeaceWeb Southwest & The Center for Prosperous Living’s Academy for World Peace & World Prosperity are sponsoring a two-day training event on Nonviolence and Social Change. This event will be led by Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. Dr. LaFayette has been a Civil Rights Movement activist, minister, educator, lecturer, and is an authority on the strategy of nonviolent social change. Martin Luther King, Jr. appointed him to be the National Program Administrator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and National Coordinator […] (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)

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)

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