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

Public Conversations Project Open House Coming Up June 27 in Boston

Public Conversations Project is inviting Boston-area NCDD colleagues to join them in welcoming Cherry Muse, the Public Conversations Project’s new executive director, at an Open House on Tuesday, June 27th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend please RSVP to Christie Wren at 617-923-1216 ext 23 or email cwren@publicconversations.org. The gathering will be held at the Family Institute of Cambridge, 51 Kondazian Street, Watertown MA (across the street from the Public Conversations Project). For directions, visit: www.publicconversations.org/pcp/index.asp?page_id=170&catid=65. (continue)

Non Violent Communication Workshop Coming Up in Brooklyn, NY

This July, Brooklyn Nonviolent Communication and New Yorkers for a Department of Peace will be offer the “Zen and the Art of Conflict” a course in Nonviolent Communication. Taking place four consecutive Sundays starting July 9, the course will meet from 1-6 pm with child care available (for those who request it in advance). This popular course gives a new way to view conflict, as an opportunity for connection and authenticity. The course fee is on a sliding scale (from $275-$400) and some work exchange […] (continue)

Nonviolent Communication Training Coming Up in New York

Rita Herzog and Roberta Wall will lead a week-long workshop called “Nonviolent Communication: Learning the Language of Compassion” from July 10-16 at the Elat Chayyim retreat center in Accord NY. In this week-long workshop participants will learn and practice the art of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as developed by Marshall Rosenberg. Nonviolent Communication is seen as a powerful tool for peacefully resolving differences at personal, professional, and political levels. These skills have been successfully applied to parents and families, health care, educational, and work settings, social […] (continue)

American Library Association Focusing on Civic Engagement

The American Library Association (ALA) has recently developed a focus on civic engagement. Invigorated by questions like “What has gone wrong with our democracy, and what should we do about it?” and “what is the public’s role in democracy?” the ALA Fostering Civic Engagement Membership Initiative Group (MIG) will sponsor a Forum on Democracy’s Challenge, Saturday, June 24, 2006, 1:30-3:30, at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. This forum is particularly important because it is critical to the success of a democracy that […] (continue)

Nonviolent Communication Workshop Coming Up in New York

Roberta Wall will present Nonviolent Communication 101, a free workshop on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) for women this Wednesday, May 17th, 7-9:30 pm at the Red Tent Women’s Project. NVC skills, as formulated by Marshall Rosenberg, help us express feelings and needs without attacking, to make requests without demanding, to receive seemingly critical or negative messages without taking them personally, giving up or giving in. The Red Tent Women’s Project is the only women’s community center in New York City. They welcome all who identify as […] (continue)

Art of Convening Workshop Coming Up in San Francisco

The Presidio Dialogues (www.thepresidiodialogues.org) will be hosting a dialogue about “The Art of Light-Handed Convening” on May 23, 2006 at 7PM. Some of the questions they’ll consider are: What habits do we need to let go of in order to have true dialogue? When does facilitation draw attention to the process or the moderator rather than furthering the inquiry? How does dialogue emerge from among a group of strangers, and what conditions are the most evocative for true inquiry? What role does individual ego play? […] (continue)

Circle of One Gathering Coming Up in July

The Indigenous Issues Forums (IIF) is planning a three day workshop called “Circle of One,” to be held July 6-8 in Rapid City, South Dakota. The workshop will develop and practice circle facilitation skills, will focus on how to work from our strengths as we strive to facilitate difficult dialogues across difference, to restore relationships to wholeness, and to provide safe and respectful spaces to make collective decisions together. The workshop will also feature children’s activities, elder speak, arts, games and reflection. Registration fees are […] (continue)

European Citizen Participation Conference Coming Up in May

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) is the gathering point for independent funders active in and with Europe. This May 26-28, they are sponsoring a conference and annual general meeting on the theme of “Foundations for Europe: Supporting European Citizens’ Participation” in Brussels. The conference will promote practical sessions for funding professionals to help improve their management, leadership and grantmaking skills. This event offers a valuable opportunity for networking and a chance to experience Europe’s and indeed the world’s diverse funding community. For more information, visit […] (continue)

Group Facilitation Workshop Coming Up in San Francisco

Sam Kaner, author of the international best-seller, Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making (now in its 15th printing), will be leading workshop on group facilitation skills this June 20 – 22 at Community At Work in San Francisco. This is a unique opportunity for beginning and intermediate level facilitators to study with a nationally-recognized expert in the field. For more information, contact Duane Berger at (415) 641-9773 or duane@CommunityAtWork.com. (continue)

First National Conference on Precaution Coming Up in June

From June 9th – 11th, 2006 the University of Maryland School of Nursing will be sponsoring the First National Conference on Precaution. The conference aims to build the movement for precautionary action to prevent harm from environmental hazards. It features over 35 workshops on more than 50 model local, state and national policies and programs from Europe, Canada and the U.S.; effective precautionary tools, such as alternatives assessments to find safer substitutes, health investigations, full-cost accounting of pollution’s “hidden costs” and getting out of the […] (continue)