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

Systems Sciences 50th Anniversary Conference Coming Up in July

This year the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary conference. The conference on the theme of ”Complexity, Democracy & Sustainability” is happening from July 9-14, 2006 at Sonoma State University, 50 miles north of San Francisco. The ISSS is unique among systems-oriented institutions in the breadth of its scope, bringing together scholars and practitioners from academic, business, government, and non-profit communities to explore what Gregory Bateson has called the “pattern that connects.” To submit proposals, or for more […] (continue)

Harwood and Fast Company to Convene Annual Public Innovators Summit

The Harwood Institute, in collaboration with Fast Company magazine, has just announced an ambitious project – the first Annual Public Innovators Summit. The Summit, set for Aug. 18-20 at the Zermatt Resort & Spa, in Midway, Utah, is an invitation-only event of America’s best and brightest public innovators. These individuals – a collection of nonprofit leaders, major philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, businessmen and women, public officials, educators, and faith leaders, will come together to wrestle with some of the most challenging issues facing our society. The […] (continue)

Meeting on Using Public Dialogue for Health Care Reform Coming Up in Californa

The Center for Healthcare Reform at St. Joseph Health System is planning to convene folks from around the country who are actively engaged in healthcare reform issues using a public dialogue model. The meeting is set for 12-4 p.m. Oct. 16, 2006, preceding the third American Health Care Congress at the Ontario (California) Convention Center on Oct. 17. The gathering will give participants an opportunity to consider the basis of social change, share their strategic directions and plans to build this foundation, and look at […] (continue)

AACJP Conference On Restorative Justice Coming Up in Miami

The American Association of Community Justice Professionals (AACJP) will be holding a conference from June 10-14 in Miami Florida. The conference will be organized around three series of workshops. One set of workshops will focus on treatment and assessment strategies that can be used by professionals in human services, community corrections, juvenile justice or other settings when the desired result is changing behaviors or policies supportive of behavioral change. A second set of workshops will address best practices for victims of crime. These workshops will […] (continue)

Compassionate Listening Workshop Coming Up in Toronto

Susan Partnow will be in Toronto to present “The Fundamentals of Compassion Listening” on April 27. In Compassionate Listening, the emphasis is on strengthening the influence of the heart through cultivating compassion for ourselves and others, and learning to listen and speak from the heart — even in the heat of conflict. Susan is a consultant in Seattle Washington. She serves on the Steering Committee of National Coalition on Dialogue and Deliberation, Advisory Board to The Radical Middle Newsletter (a project of the Center for […] (continue)

Harwood Leads Blog Conversation on Convening

Starting Monday April 24, Rich Harwood will be blogging about the important insights and lessons from a recent convening the Harwood Institute led in Las Vegas. He will be joined by three guest bloggers who attended the convening: David Hooker, vice president of community building, Center for Working Families, Inc. (Atlanta, GA); Reggie Lewis, executive vice president for community impact, United Way of Essex and West Hudson (Newark, NJ); and Nancy Wilson, director and associate dean, University College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University […] (continue)

Registration is now open for the ACR Environment and Public Policy Section

The Environment and Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution has announced that registration is now open for its conference to be held at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology in Cambridge, MA June 28 – 30, 2006. Chaired by Professor Lawrence Susskind, Director of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program and Harry Manasewich, President of Human Factor Dispute Resolutions, “Deliberative Democracy: New Directions in Public Policy Dispute Resolution” will offer participants the opportunity to network with each other while learning from top theorists and […] (continue)

Registration Now Open for 2006 Educators for Community Engagement National Gathering

The annual Educators for Community Engagement National Gathering is a conference for faculty, staff, students, and community leaders committed to service-learning/community-based learning and civic engagement. The heart of the National Gathering is the learning circle, a powerful form of democratic dialogue. In an era of polarized political debate, widespread distrust, and far too much isolation, this event offers a space for people to share their stories, knowledge, and perspectives as equals. On the first day of the conference, participants will choose among site visits and […] (continue)

Fielding Institute Invites Particpation in Organizational Change Workshop

Fielding University (www.fielding.edu) will be sponsoring a four day workshop on “Organization Dynamics Amid Frequent Change” with the United Nations World Food Program (UN WFP) from May 9 – 12, 2006 at Parco de Medici in Rome, Italy. They are inviting participants for the final two days (Thursday and Friday, May 11 and 12, 2006) of the workshop. If interested, please contact Dottie Agger-Gupta, Associate Dean for the Doctoral Program, at dotagger@fielding.edu for more information or to register for this exciting learning opportunity. To see […] (continue)

Summit On Media & Political Education Coming Up in MA

Hundreds of traditional and citizen journalists, politic al strategists, educators, bloggers, developers, technology and media researchers will convene June 29-July 1, 2006 at University of Massachusetts Amherst for the first Media Giraffe Project conference called “Democracy & Independence: Sharing News & Politics in a Connected World.” The Media Giraffe Project, a non-partisan, interdisciplinary research effort of the UMass journalism program, is hosting the roundtable summit and how-to sessions designed to: * Consider and recommend answers to changes to the financing and practice of journalism * […] (continue)