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National Charrette Institute Public Certification Trainings Coming Up in Alexandria, VA

Both the National Charrette Institute (NCI) Charrette Planner™ and Public Meeting Facilitator™ Certification trainings will be offered in Alexandria, VA in conjunction with Virginia Tech’s Academy for the New Urbanism, this May 8-12 in Alexandria, VA. For more information about these certification trainings, visit NCI’s programs page: www.charretteinstitute.org/programs.html. To register for the Alexandria trainings, please visit: www.conted.vt.edu/newurbanism/charrette. Got questions? E-mail: info@charretteinstitute.org (continue)

Applications Due April 15 for CONTACT Graduate Training Program in Conflict Transformation

Eline Potoski of the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont wanted us to share an announcement with you about the acclaimed CONTACT Summer Institute. CONTACT (Conflict Transformation Across Cultures) is a three-week 3-credit graduate training program in conflict transformation that provides skills and practical tools for reconciling intercommunal and intergroup conflict. The program’s mix of participants includes diverse individuals from a broad range of countries and regions around the world (six continents in 2004) and often includes individuals from opposing sides of a particular […] (continue)

MultiCultural Institute Conference Coming Up in MD

The National MultiCultural Institute is holding its annual conference, The Illusion of Inclusion: Beyond Rhetoric to a Sustainable Future, May 18-21, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD. The conference website is: www.nmci.org/conferences/current/spring2006/keynote.htm. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Lani Guinier, JD, the first black woman to be a tenured professor at Harvard Law School. Her most recent book, The Miner’s Canary, is about the experience of people of color as a warning or “canary” signaling larger institutional inequities. The conference will […] (continue)

Research Center for Leadership in Action Accepting Applications for New York City Social Justice Fellowship

The Research Center for Leadership in Action (www.nyu.edu/wagner/leadership) at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University has announced its newest program, the New York City Social Justice Fellowship. The fellowship originates from the NYC Community Fellows Program that was founded by the Open Society Institute (www.soros.org) in 1998. At the end of last year, OSI chose RCLA to carry on the legacy of this program. In the tradition of the original OSI program, the New York City Social Justice […] (continue)

Perspectives Group Announces IAP2 Certificate Training Dates for 2006

The Perspectives Group (www.theperspectivesgroup.com) will be offering four more opportunities to take the IAP2 5-day Public Participation Certificate training this year. This training is designed for professionals working in the fields of community development, nonprofit and government public services, and public understanding and outreach. It is also designed for industry communications and public affairs or public relations, advocacy and lobbying organizations, private and government groups, and any individual/organization required to deal with the public about complex or potentially contentious issues. Upon completion of the full […] (continue)

SFU Centre for Dialogue Offering Dialogue Education Training

If you teach or train adult learners, then SFU’s upcoming workshop LEARNING TO LISTEN, LEARNING TO TEACH: An introduction to Dialogue Education may be of interest. This intensive, interactive four-day workshop that will transform your approach to teaching. Over 3,500 graduates in 60 countries, in the academic, non-profit, government and corporate sectors, have applied dialogue education extensively to their work. Participants will learn a structured and accountable method of organizing, designing and facilitating and discover how to make educational events effective, engaging and successful. Opportunities […] (continue)

IAP2 Certificate Training Coming Up Across Canada

The International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Certificate training is coming to cities across Canada. The IAP2 Certificate in Public Participation, made up of three courses, will be offered in Winnipeg, Halifax and Toronto this year. If you are currently working in the field of citizen engagement, public involvement or stakeholder relations, as a relative beginner or a seasoned professional, or if you work for any level of government, the private sector or a not-for-profit organization, this Certificate Program will help to build your skills […] (continue)

CPC Organizing Appreciative Inquiry Summit in Chicago

The Corporation for Positive Change (CPC) is organizing an Appreciative Inquiry Summit from Apr 3, 2006 – Apr 6, 2006 in Chicago, IL. The AI Summit is a powerful approach to whole-system organizational change based on the principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry as applied to large groups (30-3000 people). This workshop is led by AI pioneers Jim Ludema and Mike Mantel and is based on Jim’s definitive book The Appreciative Inquiry Summit: A Practitioner’s Guide for Leading Large Group Change. During the workshop, Jim […] (continue)

Tools for Change Conference Coming Up in July

This year’s Tools for Change Conference will be held July 14-21 in Caux, Switzerland. Tools for Change is a six-day exploration of the inner qualities and practical skills needed for any individual to become an effective agent of change in their community. Tools for Change draws on the experience of Initiatives of Change training programs on different continents. The conference is designed to fully engage all participants in an interactive learning experience. For more information or to register, go to the website www.caux.ch/. (continue)

Taos Institute Announces Workshop Line Up

This Spring the Taos Institute is offering a full array of Appreciative Inquiry workshops. The workshop offerings are sponsored by our board members, the advisory board members and our associates and reflect their interests, practices and gifts. All workshop content is in alignment with social construction ideas and is grounded in its theory and practices. Register through the workshop presenters. To see a full listing, descriptions and registration information visit: www.taosinstitute.net. To see a list of the workshops, click on the link below. (continue)

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