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Training in Performance-Based Youth Decision-Making Coming Up in Nevada

ZIPoPo is an interactive performance program that combines scriptwriting, acting, directing and facilitating to teach ethical decision making skills through audience participation. ZIPoPo was developed in Russia, was shown on 22 television stations there and is now in 62 countries around the world. Shamil Fattakhov, the program creator, will be here from Russia to do the training. The program is ideal for teachers, counselors and youth programs. The program could be presented as part of school activities or after school programs. The manual includes the discussion and ethical decision making portions but the scriptwriting, acting and directing portions are only available in the training program. The workshop will be held from 1 pm, Wednesday, August 16 to noon, Sunday, August 20, 2006 in Reno, Nevada. Cost is $100 before August 1st, $150 after August 1st, and includes daily lunch and the training DVD and manual. The program is a joint project of the Neighborhood Mediation Center, Reno, Nevada and the Association for Creative Moral Education, Kazan, Russia. Registration form, program updates, daily schedule, samples of skits and course materials available at www.mediatenmc.org, click (Golden Choices). For more information, contact: Trip Barthel, 775-788-2127, fax – 775-322-5404, or email trip9@ix.netcom.com.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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