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Hofstra U. to Launch New Civic Engagement Center

Hofstra University’s new Center for Civic Engagement will debut February 2 with an international peace exhibit that focuses on three individuals who promoted peace and social change through non-violent action. Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace looks at the life of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Japanese peace activist Daisaku Ikeda.  Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr., International Chapel at Dr. King’s alma mater, Morehouse College in Atlanta, will be the featured speaker at the reception. (continue)

Dialogue Processes Online Grad Course Begins in February

The Critical and Creative Thinking Program at The University of Massachusetts (Boston) will host a Dialogue Processes Online Graduate course beginning February 2007 through till May 2007. Structured as an online learning community, the core objective of CrCrTh 616 is to cultivate practical know-how and theoretical knowledge of Dialogue Processes with a focus on Otto Scharmer’s model of Generative Dialogue, which follows from William Isaacs work with the MIT Dialogue Project and David Bohm’s understanding of dialogue. The course offers a range of learning spaces […] (continue)

Success! Weekend SGA Retreat Benefits from D&D

For my first post, I’m excited to share with you a success story from this weekend: a 24-hour retreat for a university’s student government association complete with opening ice breakers & team-building, OrangeBand, World Cafe, Open Space Technology, Conversation Cafe and a “nominal group technique.” It may sound like a lot to put into a weekend, but these methods flowed seamlessly into each other! The result was spirited and authentic conversation and a rich list of priorities for their academic year. These methods and NCDD […] (continue)

Call for Interdisciplinary Papers on Group Research

John Gastil of the University of Washington asked us to post a notice about the upcoming INGRoup (Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research) Conference. The conference takes place at Michigan State University, in Lansing, Michigan next July 12-14, 2007. The second INGRoup conference is planned to facilitate conversations among group scholars across disciplines, such as communication, education, history, information systems, nursing, organizational behavior, philosophy, psychology, political science, public health, and sociology. In addition to paper and symposia sessions, innovative sessions designed to facilitate interdisciplinary conversation will […] (continue)

National Academy of Education Announces Postdoctoral Fellowship in Education

If you are an Education researcher studying dialogue or civic engagement, you may be interested in the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This non-residential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members. (continue)

AAUW Accepting Applications for Community Action Grants

One of the world’s largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the American Association of University Women (www.aauw.org) Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented. In 2007-08, the foundation’s Community Action Grants program will award one- and two-year grants. One-year grants ($2,000 to $7,000) provide seed money for new projects. Topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly defined activity that […] (continue)

Fulbright Peace Studies Awards Available for 2007-2008

Fulbright Scholar awards are still available for U.S. faculty or professionals in law or political science to lecture abroad in conflict resolution or peace studies for a semester or a year in 2007-2008. Visit the Fulbright website at www.cies.org for descriptions of available awards and new eligibility requirements. Awards are closing daily, so pmake sure to consult the relevant program officer before applying. (continue)

Naropa University Authentic Leadership Certificate Program Starting this August

Launched in 1999, Naropa’s Authentic Leadership program is a transformative leadership course that integrates ancient wisdom with effective, modern approaches to management. The format encourages deep, personal learning in an environment that makes it possible to assimilate ideas and concepts at an accelerated pace. Online instruction makes it possible to share ideas and participate in group learning from anywhere in the world. Through the Authentic Leadership Certificate Program, participants can learn to discover unique solutions to challenges and opportunities. The next program is from August […] (continue)

NCDD Hallway Interview – Educational Perspective

Originally posted by Chris Heuer for the 2006 NCDD Conference… After the Saturday morning session, I interviewed a few of our friends from the educational world speaking with one another in the hallway. This is just a short 3.5 minute interview about what is going on with our educational institutions around dialogue, and what participants are noticing about the conference. Download as MP3 (1.6MB)or listen right here (continue)

Registration Now Open for 2006 Educators for Community Engagement National Gathering

The annual Educators for Community Engagement National Gathering is a conference for faculty, staff, students, and community leaders committed to service-learning/community-based learning and civic engagement. The heart of the National Gathering is the learning circle, a powerful form of democratic dialogue. In an era of polarized political debate, widespread distrust, and far too much isolation, this event offers a space for people to share their stories, knowledge, and perspectives as equals. On the first day of the conference, participants will choose among site visits and […] (continue)