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International Conference on Chaos, Complexity & Conflict

The Werner Institute at Ceighton University has announced their international conference focusing on the application of chaos theory, complexity and emergence to the field of conflict resolution which will be held June 5-7, 2008 in the Skutt Student Center on the Creighton University campus, the Embassy Suites, and the rainforest at the Henry Doorly Zoo. Experts on complexity studies will come together with practitioners and educators of alternative dispute resolution. Some program highlights include:

  • The shifting focus for dispute resolution
  • Nonlinear dynamics and pattern recognition in complex organizations
  • Chaos and complexity- principles for dispute resolution professionals
  • Applying human dynamics in conflict situations
  • Expanding your comfort with uncertainty- improvisation in conflict
  • Jungle expedition- “finding the simple rules” of the jungle at the Henry Doorly Zoo, home of the world’s largest indoor rain forest

This forum is designed for anyone who is interested in improving the effectiveness of conflict resolution practices through integration of complexity principles and for those studying complexity and chaos who are interested in the theories and practices used by conflict resolution professionals. Due to the interactive nature of the format, the conference will appeal most to those who are interested in participatory learning through a variety of formats. Please visit the conference website today to access detailed information about the conference and to register while early bird registration is still available.

Andy Fluke
Andy Fluke is the co-founder of NCDD and currently provides creative support to many of NCDD's publications and events. He also works with a handful of other NCDD members on a variety of projects as consultant and designer. More about his work can be found at www.andyfluke.com.

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