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2nd Annual International Conference on Transforming Conflict: Sharing Tools for Dialogue and Engagement

NCDD member Steve Olweean of the Common Bond Institute reached out to let us know he is co-coordinating an exciting event in Jordan this June “to bring together best practices and successful models for compassionate, cooperative, and peaceful relationships within and between communities at a time of unprecedented transformation in the Middle East.”

Sponsored by the Common Bond Institute and the International Humanistic Psychology Association; endorsed by King Abdullah II, and over 100 universities and organizations internationally; and partnering with Charter For Compassion & Parliament of World’s Religions, this multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural conference will take place on June 20-23, 2012 in Amman, Jordan at the Coral Sadeen Hotel and focus on empowering the individual in society with mutually beneficial and collaborative skills in dialogue, interpersonal communication, teamwork, leadership, decision making, negotiation, problem solving, mediation, conflict resolution, good governance, and sustainable reconciliation.

You can learn more about the event, submit proposals or volunteer as a facilitator at the conference at this link:  www.cbiworld.org/Pages/Conferences_TC.htm.  Registration is open and available to all. For additional details visit the Common Bond Institute website or email the conference co-coordinator, Steve Olweean.

From the press release…

“JOIN US and an outstanding, international pool of over 40 expert presenters and facilitators representing leading training institutes around the world for a unique, historical opportunity to be part of an ongoing series of capacity building conferences making a difference in the Middle East – today.”

“4 days of engaged dialogue and applied training in proven, effective models and methods that are creative, innovative, inclusive, collaborative, practical, and culturally adaptive, intended to equip the current and next generation in building capacity for proactive citizen leadership, constructive relationships, and a culture of peace.”

“By design, and in cooperation with the National Reform Agenda of Jordan, the Conference on Transforming Conflict (TC) is a practical conference, oriented toward direct engagement by all participants, with prepared presentations (workshops, topical panels, and keynotes) providing specific learning and stimulus for processing in facilitated dialogue groups woven throughout each day to develop productive ways for putting principles and skills into practice. Among planned outcomes are individual proficiency for increased civic participation in constructively addressing crucial challenges facing developing societies today, and the creation of a growing resource of training materials and network support provided to formal educational institutions for ongoing availability to an expanding number of individuals beyond the conferences.”

In addition to on-site presenters, key individuals and groups from other countries will be Skyped into the conference for real-time, 2-way participation.  Official Conference Languages: English and Arabic.  Location: Amman, Jordan – Coral Sadeen Hotel. Schedule: 4-Day Conference: Wednesday night to Saturday night.  (Post-Conference cultural program opportunities available on request). More at this link.

Format and Content:  Skills training workshops, Practical presentations, Topical roundtables, Keynote speakers, Daily facilitated dialogue groups, Multi-cultural learning community, live 2-way global links to other countries, On-site blogging, Cultural events and performances, Rich networking and cooperation, Display.


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