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Design dialogue, facilitate on your feet: Public Conversations’ Fall 2013 Trainings

Facilitate your meetings through the rough spots. Engage conflict constructively in your community or organization. Gain the skills and tools you need with one of the Public Conversations Project’s upcoming trainings.

Discounts for early bird registrants, NCDD members, and folks who bring a friend. Continuing Education credits available through NBCC and MAMFT.

Facilitating with Purpose and Poise—Even When Things Get Hot
October 8-9, 2013, Watertown, MA

Anyone who leads meetings can be thrown off balance when difficult moments arise. The difficulty might be an unexpected tense moment among group members, or it may come in the form of a challenge to your legitimacy. In either case, you can learn to prevent an intense “deer in the headlight” moment and instead act calmly and intentionally.

Whether you’re a civic or religious leader, trainer, committee chair, organizer, manager, or facilitator of any kind, you will benefit from a conceptual framework for thinking on your feet and the opportunity to apply that framework as you practice “staying grounded.” This highly interactive training provides both. Learn more and register.

Regular Fee: $300
Bring-a-friend discount (20% off each): $240
Early Bird Special (ends September 1): $250
NCDD dues-paying members & NAFCM members (15% off): $255

Please register by September 22.

The Power of Dialogue: Constructive Conversations on Divisive Issues
November 7-9, 2013, Watertown, MA

Do you work with groups challenged by deep differences? Do you need new ways to help them engage? Develop your dialogue design and facilitation skills with The Power of Dialogue. Our signature training offers a deep exploration of Reflective Structured Dialogue, an intentional communication process for reducing threat and fostering mutual understanding across lines of deep difference. Through immersion in an intensive case simulation, participants will learn about the dynamics of polarization and conflict, and explore modes of communication that increase understanding, re-humanize opponents and shift relationships. Learn more and register.

Regular fee: $450-700 (sliding scale)
Bring-a-friend discount (20% off each): $360
Early Bird Special (ends September 29): $375
NCDD dues-paying members & NAFCM members (15% off): $382

Please register by October 20.

Questions? Contact Amy at 617-923-1216 x27 or training@publicconversations.org. We hope to see you there!

Posted by Chloe Kanas of the Public Conversations Project via the Add-to-Blog form at www.ncdd.org/submit.

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