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“Hard Conversations” Conference Call on Ferguson, Sept. 3

We want to share an invitation from NCDD Sustaining Member Rebecca Colwell of Ten Directions for the NCDD community to join a conference call tomorrow focused on supporting those having the difficult conversations around the events in Ferguson, MO. The call is described in Rebecca’s announcement below, and we encourage you to register here.

I’m writing to share a timely invitation with the NCDD community exploring the topic of diversity, inequality and the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

This Wednesday, September 3rd from 12-1pm EST, I’d like to invite you to join a public call with Diane Hamilton – renowned mediator, facilitator and author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution.

Entitled, “Having a Hard Conversation”, this call will explore multiple perspectives on the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. This open call aims to support those who are working with divisive issues and entrenched conflicts, who are seeking ways to create more generative dialogues in the midst of crisis. (You may read Diane’s recent blog post on Ferguson here.)

Diane’s unique expertise includes decades of experience in the Utah state judicial system, and an extensive background mediating and facilitating challenging conflicts rooted in cultural and diversity dynamics. As an ordained Zen priest, Diane brings an uncommon wisdom, a deep capacity for insight and compassion, and a masterful ability to facilitate greater authenticity and understanding in the groups she works with.

This call is a valuable and timely opportunity to learn from Diane in support of your work facilitating meaningful participatory conversations and processes with others.

This call will also give you a chance to learn more about how you can participate in live trainings with Diane through her work as the co-founder and lead teacher of Integral Facilitator® programs.

This call is Free. To register for your personal PIN number, please follow this link:

Note: Those who register for the call will also receive a recording of the call after it has concluded, so I encourage you to register even if you will not be able to participate live.

Thank you and hope to have you with us on Wednesday,

Rebecca Colwell
Co-founder & Program Director, Integral Facilitator®

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An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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