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Monterey Institute Conflict Studies Conference Issues Call for Proposals ~ DEADLINE: June 25, 2013 Sponsored by the Center for Conflict Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies (CA), the conference is entitled, Maneuvering the Maze: Understanding Justice in Conflicts; it will be held November 14 - 16, 2013. This conference seeks to explore the many notions of justice, the importance and role of justice in conflict and peace, the various approaches to justice, and the key players involved in providing, seeking and receiving justice. Learn more about the conference (scroll down). Proposals (drawing from empirical research) are invited from graduate students, academics, and practitioners in conflict studies and other related disciplines. Please link here for Details and to Submit your proposal online ~ The Center
Wheelock College Opens Registration For Its 2013 Conference ~ Discounted Fees Available Through May 17, 2013 The 2013 theme is Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families, which explores issues in education, health, and human rights around the world. Discounted conference registration fees end May 17. Student Registration for the Full Conference is $150.00, with no deadline imposed. Individual Registration (non-student) for the Full Conference is $395.00 Fees valid through Friday, May 17, 2013; After Friday May 17, 2013 $450.00. The conference will be held at Wheelock (Boston, MA) June 19-22, 2013. Conference WebPage ~ On-Line Registration
Academy of Professional Fammily Mediators (APFM) 2013 Conference Announcement The 2013 Annual Conference, Mediating in the Landscape of the Changing Family, will be held October 3-6, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown/Convention Center, Denver, CO. This Conference sets a new standard for exceptional content and is evidence of APFM's commitment to professionalism in family mediation. The Conference Schedule and Registration information can be viewed here.
Community Dispute Settlement Center (CDSC) Offering Workshop On Landlord/Tenant Issues Friday, June 7, 2013 Join Josh Hoch for this advanced training workshop, “The Prepared Summary Process Mediator,” which will focus on preparing mediators with tools and tips to help provide effective mediation services to landlords and tenants in court. Participants will receive grounding in landlord/tenant law and procedure, and leave more prepared to handle challenging situations and ethical dilemmas that can arise in these cases. Additionally, participants will receive materials to help them better-serve landlords and tenants through mediation. [NOTE: This workshop was originally scheduled for April 19 and was postponed due to the “shelter in place” notification for Cambridge. The new date for this workshop is Friday, June 7, 2013, 9:30am-12pm.] ~ Workshop Overview/Fees ~ Register On-line ~ CDSC Website
Sole Associates to Offer A "Tools for Group Development" Workshop, June 5-7, 2013 This Boston-based three-day workshop (June 5-7, 2013) will provide many skill-practice opportunities for each participant. These will be created in response to the specific needs, interests, and experience of those who attend. The program will present a useful conceptual framework for understanding group development. Our program will offer many new ideas, and will assist participants as they generate creative and exciting responses to the many challenges of group development. Please join us! Workshop Description ~ Sole Associates ~ Questions?
REGISTRATION IS OPEN for NE-ACR's June 14-15 conference "Conflict, Communication, and Connectivity: Navigating new terrain in the digital age. The New England chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution (NE-ACR) proudly presents its regional conference at Sturbridge Conference Center in Sturbridge, MA. Friday, June 14, will offer a full day of workshops for practitioners and scholars who are experienced, new to the field, and anywhere in between, and feature keynote speaker Colin Rule, UMass Boston Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution alumnus. Saturday, June 15, will feature a master class. See Registration details for a variety of options ~ Also, see the Don Dickey 2013 memorial registration scholarship, an opportunity for a lucky NE-ACR member.
Build Your Negotiation & Mediation Skills ~ Join MWI For A Two-Day Workshop in May MWI's Negotiation Skills Workshop is designed to strengthen your negotiation skills and build your capacity as a mediator at the same time! Based on principles developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project and the bestseller "Getting To Yes," this two-day interactive workshop is designed to build your capacity to negotiate collaboratively, producing better outcomes for you and your counterpart, and help you mediate more effectively. May 9-10, 2013//9:00 am–5:00 pm // Boston, MA. DISCOUNTS to participants who have completed MWI's Mediation Training! Program Information ~ Secure Registration ~ Questions? ~ Other Courses
University of Quebec at Montreal Issues A Call For Proposals/Abstracts ~ DEADLINE: April 20, 2013 University of Quebec encourages submission of proposals and abstracts for presentation at an International conference organized by the Raoul Dandurand Chair at the University of Quebec at Montreal in association with the Association for Borderlands Studies (October 17th and 18th, 2013, Quebec, Canada). Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the question still remains “Do good fences still make good neighbours?” The Borders, Walls and Security Conference explores the role of wall in security discourses, examining some of the following questions: Theme 1. Border fences, walls and identities; Theme 2. Impacts of border walls; Theme 3. Legal aspects of border walls. The DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS/ABSTRACTS IS APRIL 20, 2013. Flyer with Details (be sure to read to the end for application/submittal requirements!) Raoul Dandurand Center Conference Information ~ ENGLISH Language Portal, University of Quebec ~ University of Quebec/Montreal ~ Association for Borderland Studies
CONCUR To Offer Two-Day Training Course at UC Berkeley, June 12-13, 2013 ~ Early Bird Registration Encouraged The annual public 2-day training course Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements will meet Tuesday -Wednesday, June 12-13, 2013 at UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Campus. Sample Course One Agenda. This intensive two-day workshop is designed to meet the needs of professionals who are in a position to negotiate environmental agreements. Visit the CONCUR website for full details or to learn about CONCUR's work. To enroll in this course and to review payment options, please link here.
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Opens 2013 Conference Registration ~ Registration is now open for the ACR Environment and Public Policy Section Conference, being held in partnership with American University's Center for Environmental Policy. This year’s conference theme is Dialogue in an Era of Divisiveness. The conference will be held in Washington, DC May 21-22, 2013. View the conference agenda and register.. Watch for information on the May 20 preconference workshops, coming soon. Learn more about the Environment & Public Policy Section.
U Mass Lowell's U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Will Host A FREE Careers in International Peacebuilding WEBINAR on April 18. 2013 from 4:30-6:00 pm. Dr. George Lopez, Chair in Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame, will host a live webinar on career pathways in Peace and Conflict Studies. He will discuss job opportunities for students in the field, recommendations for skills and coursework to acquire, and common career tracks for Peace and Conflict Studies students. Students, faculty, and community members interested in learning more about careers and jobs in Peace Studies are encouraged to participate. This event is sponsored by a grant from the United States Institute of Peace, Public Education for Peacebuilding program, and is FREE and open to the public. Please join in! On-Line Registration ~ Questions ~ UMass Lowell Program
The International Society for Organizational Development (OD) Presents A WEBINAR Featuring Drs. Alan Church & Amanda Shull at 11:00 EST on APRIL 2, 2013 Join Drs. Church and Shull for a lively discussion on "What is the current state of the field of Organization Development (OD)?" This webinar reviews the findings of a 2012 research study conducted by Amanda Shull and Allan Church that investigated current perceptions of the field of OD as compared to data collected in a 1993 study (published in 1994 and 1995). This work contributes to the formation of a collective understanding of the current state of the field of Organization Development and the implications for the continuing evolution of the field. More Information & Registration Instructions ~ Register On-Line ~ Registration for Mobile Users ~ Website ~ Questions?
The Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC) To Host FREE Student Workshop At UMass Boston ~ Friday, April 19, 2013 ~ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. NOTE: REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2013 This hands-on workshop—Moderating Deliberative Dialogues—will familiarize participants with both deliberative dialogue and National Issues Forums (NIFs) in addition to providing the skills necessary to moderate dialogues on their campuses and in their communities. Note: attendees will be asked to participate in anonymous surveys. For more information on the surveys, the workshop, and projected skills acquisition, please see the attached Flyer. Email Registration Here, Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration Website
Alliance for Peacebuilding Afp Conference Registration Now Available On-Line Please Link Here to register for this April 2013 Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. (see notice below). Brochure/Session Information ~ Questions/concerns should be directed to Emily Mallozzi.
International Peace & Development Training Center (IPDTC) Convenes Certificate Training Program - June 10-14, 2013, Romania ~ Application DEADLINE: May 10, 2013 The International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC) is opening the application process for expert professionals, policy makers, and practitioners for its upcoming Advanced Certificate Training Programme (ACP): Systemic Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Recovery and Reconciliation (PCTR). MULTI-PAGE Program Brochure and Schedule ~ Peace Action/IPDTC WebLinks – Participants are encouraged to apply early. Final deadline is June 3rd for Applicants who DO NOT NEED a Romanian Visa.
Organizational Development (OD) Network Issues Call for Conference Papers/Posters ~ Proposal Deadline: March 22, 2013 The OD Network invites all practitioners, researchers, internal and external consultants, and professionals with expertise related to the field of Organization Development to The 2013 Conference to be held October 5-8, 2013 in San Jose, California, USA. This year’s theme will be: "INNOVATING ... In Social Systems, Networks, Organizations, Learning, and Practice Development." See Flyer for additional information. On-Line Submission Form ~ Questions Contact ~ Proposal Deadline: March 22, 2013.
Join Sole & Associates for a Six-Day Workshop, Skills for Productive Conflict Skills for Productive Conflict - those four words really say it all: The results of many conflicts can, indeed, be truly productive. And this program is about developing those skills that make that possible. Seats are available in Sole & Associates Skills for Productive Conflict program of April 14-19, offered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Program participants will have very frequent opportunities to practice, and improve, their conflict skills. Here's a detailed description of the session. If you have questions, or would like to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-659-3169 as soon as you can.
International Society for Ethical Governance Issues Call For Papers ~ Deadline: June 1, 2013 This year’s event, International Conference on Public Administration 2013, focuses on “Advancing Public Management Excellence & Innovation Worldwide,” and seeks to bring together public administration professionals and practitioners worldwide who are committed to new knowledge, excellence in public service, and innovation for advancing the welfare of ordinary people regardless of ethnic, racial, religious, or cultural heritages. Papers and proposals for identifying, achieving, and implementing excellence in governance and the adoption of innovative practices are welcomed. Conference will be held in South Africa, October 24-26, 2013. Conference Flyer ~ Details & Links
Hans Böoeckler Doctoral Fellowship Available ~ Application Deadline: Feburary 28, 2013 The Hans Böeckler Foundation (HBS) is pleased to announce the Hans Böeckler Doctoral Fellowship for 2013-2014. These residential fellowships will be awarded to graduate students engaged in dissertation projects related to the Foundations research and policy consulting program and to the on-going work of its researchers. Doctoral Candidates are eligible to apply if they have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. but the dissertation. Fellowship Program Flyer ~ Information on the Institute of Social and Economic Research in the Hans Böeckler Foundation (WSI).
Elder Decisions Offering A March Workshop, Working With Families In Conflict ~ EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: February 6, 2013 Families don't always agree on what is best for Mom or Dad as they face difficult transitions. This training will help you work with clients and their families when there is disagreement in the ranks. This Conflict Resolution Skills Training for Eldercare Professionals will be held in Newton on Tuesday, March 12th from 9am until 3pm. Early Bird Registration available through February 6, 2013 ~ CEUs Available to Qualifying Participants . Cost includes lunch, snacks, and course materials. Workshop Descriptor ~ On-Line Registration ~ Questions ~ Elder Decisions
Elder Decisions Will Offer A Train the Trainers Institute in May 2013 ~ EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION by FEBRUARY 21ST The Elder Mediation Teaching Institute is being offered as a Turn Key program. Participants will learn the content, practice the skills, and obtain the materials they need to add this comprehensive program to the suite of services currently offered. The Teaching Institute will be held May 6-9, 2013 at The Walker Center, 171 Grove Street, Newton, MA. Early Bird Registration Discount BEFORE February 21st! Program Overview ~ On-line Registration ~ Elder Decisions
Indiana University/Bloomington Hosts International Interdisciplinary 10th annual Graduate Student Conference entitled, “Consent: Terms of Agreement,” to be held from March 21-23, 2013, hosted this year by the graduate students of the IU Department of English. Flyer ~ Watch WEBSITE for additional information.
The 21st Annual Graduate Student Conference in African Studies; the Conference-sponsored by BU--will be held on March 29/30, 2013, focusing on the theme, Continuity, Change, and Adaptation: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Africa. This year’s Boston-based conference will feature the work of emerging graduate scholars engaging Africa from an array of disciplines. We invite rigorous graduate student papers that examine Africa’s past, present and future, exhibit methodological innovation, or yield fresh interpretative insights. Proposals that engage in original research are welcome from across the disciplinary spectrum. PLEASE NOTE: the Application/500 Word Abstract/Instructions for Presenters/ and other information are posted on the Conference Website. A $25 conference fee is payable upon on-site registration on March 29, 2013.
Community Dispute Settlement Center (CDSC) To Host A Spring Divorce Mediation Training ~ REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 24 ~ DISCOUNT by MARCH 29th Join CDSC for this four-day training session, to be held in April and May 2013. An Early Bird Registration Discount is available for those who register BEFORE MARCH 29, 2013. REGISTER EARLY:: Training is limited to 24 participants! Brochure ~ On-line Registration ~ CDSC Website
Public Conversations Project (PCP) Offering Winter/Spring 2013 Workshops in the Greater Boston area: Transforming Divisive Conversation - March 5; A Day That Makes A Difference - April 5; ; Inquiry as Intervention - May 7; The Power of Dialogue - June 6-8. Some are also available in other locations. Sign up to strengthen your dialogue design and facilitation skills with these upcoming Winter and Spring 2012 PCP workshops. PCP offers workshops for professionals in the conflict resolution field and the general public. Do you live and work with people who have different points of view? Have you had to handle conflict in your community or organization? Bring a Friend or Colleague and receive 20% off BOTH registration fees.
Clash Zones: Identities in (R)evolution an interdisciplinary graduate student conference sponsored by the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies taking place at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA April 5-6, 2013. For more information, please visit http://web.mit.edu/gcws/news+events/2013-Conference-Home.html or send an email to email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE April 15 to 17, 2013 Alliance for Peacebuilding 2013 Annual Conference April 15 to 17, Washington, DC, with a keynote address by Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-Generalof the United Nations, on April 16 at the United States Institute of Peace! Stay tuned for more details...
MWI Divorce Mediation Training To Be Held April 12 through 14, 2013 in Boston A comprehensive twenty-four hour divorce mediation training program includes demonstrations, presentations, exercises, written materials, and role-plays. This advanced program is for mediators who have completed at least 30-hours of mediation training. Following successful completion of the training, MWI's Post-Training Divorce Mediation Practicum allows participants to observe and then co-mediate for pay any divorce mediation cases, barring any conflict of interest, that the participant brings to MWI directly or via a referral. For more information visit on-line or contact Josh Hoch, Director of Mediation & Arbitration Services, at 617-973-9739 x23 or via email.
The Inaugural conference on “Peace Metrics, Peace Economics, and the Role of Business,” co-hosted by The Institute for Economics and Peace and American University’s Kogod School of Business on April 5-6, 2013 at American University in Washington, D.C. The conference will convene graduate, advanced undergraduate students, and academics in the following areas of study: business, public policy, international relations, economics, and statistics, among others. Discussions and networking opportunities with practitioners will be included in the program. (Details and link to registration form in attached flyer)
Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Sixth Annual Meeting April 2013 ~ The sixth meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) will take place from April 5 - 7, 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis. Students: apply now to attend CGI U 2013, hosted by President Clinton. The meeting is free to attend for all accepted students. Links & Flyer
April 2013 Northeast Environmental History Conference to focus on “SUDDEN SHIFTS: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF RAPID ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE.” Yale University’s working group on global environmental history invites graduate students at northeastern universities for a one-day conference. For more information see Conference Flyer or visit the Conference Website.
Summer 2013 Herzog Global Strategy Iniative at Columbia University is a summer research program and lecture series that employs historical analysis to confront present and future problems in world politics. In Summer 2013, the focus will be on the issues of climate change and global governance. Poster See globalstrategy.columbia.edu for further information. Prospective applicants may email or call 212-854-9854.
IAF (International Association of Facilitators) 2013 Conference – Orlando, FL June 5-8, 2013 Details on conference website: http://www.cvent.com/events/iafna-2013-conference/event-summary-7900e768019e4e749954f3e70e0c4de9.aspx
12th annual Social Leadership Equity Conference at North Carolina State University, taking place June 5-7, 2013. Conference theme: "Globally Engaged, Locally Responsible: New Challenges for Social Equity" with conference traks focusing on existing and emerging issues in the areas of environmental protection and sustainability, education, policing and corrections, at-risk communities, aging and the elderly, housing, transportation, and inclusive excellence. flyer with details
INCORE Announces Its 14th Annual International Summer School, June 17-21, 2013 ~ Join INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute) at the University of Ulster (Ireland) in the city of Derry-Londonderry. The INCORE Summer School provides a structured learning opportunity to analyse the dynamic and constantly changing field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding. This year, INCORE offers three courses: Culture & Peacebuilding; Peacemaking & Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland, and Evaluation in Conflict Prone Settings. On-line Applications & Additional Information ~ Peace Operation Training Website ~ City of Culture ~ INCORE Institute Flyer
International Peace and Security Institute (IPSI) Sponsors 2013 Symposiums Here is information on the two, intensive month-long trainings offered by IPSI this summer: The 2013 Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, & Reconciliation will be held from June 15 - July 13 at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center. The 2013 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice will be held from July 20 - August 17 at the Clingendael Institute of International Relations and in cooperation with Leiden University's Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. Note: With new economical accommodations and à la carte payment options, IPSI's Summer Symposiums are now more affordable for a broad range of budgets. IPSI Institute
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Holds 13th Annual Conference ACR is holding its 13th Annual Conference, "Making Peace Happen: New Normals." The conference theme focuses on how we as a field provide ways—through mediation, facilitation, negotiation and other non-adversarial processes—to create new normals in which interactions between parties make peace happen. You are invited to share what you and your colleagues are doing to make peace happen between individuals, in businesses and institutions, within communities and throughout the world. Join your fellow practitioners and be a part of this comprehensive event. Click here to view the Agenda at a Glance for the conference. This 12th Annual Conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN on October 9-11, 2013.
Peace History Society Conference - Envisioning Peace, Performing Justice: Art, Activism, and Cultural Politics in the History of Peacemaking October 25-27, 2013---Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Conference Website & Details ~ Peace History Society Website
MetroWest Mediation Services (MMWS) Offers On-going Training Sessions MWMS has been MetroWest’s leader in Peer Mediation Training for 30 years, offering conflict resolution and mediation training for the work place, social service agencies, and civic and religious groups. Those interested in Peer Mediation; professional development; school-based peer mentoring; dispute resolution volunteer opportunities; reducing violence; or improving the safety and well-being of local communities are encouraged to visit the MMWS website or call (508-872-9495 ) for information on upcoming training. Acquire a great set of personal skills for improving relationships! Information on MetroWest Training Services.
PCP Movie and Discussion Nights On third Thursday of each month, 7 - 10 p.m. Public Conversations Project (PCP) hosts free Movie + Discussion Night. www.publicconversations.org Registration is not required, but encouraged. See the Winter 2013 schedule and register here. (Registration is not required, but encouraged)
Sole & Associates On-Going Programs Sole & Associates, Inc. has been providing group development experiences and organizational change consultation since 1974. current schedule of "Open Enrollment" programs ~ Sole & Associates ~ Phone: 603-659-3169 ~ Email