Happenings of Interest
Dr. Eben Weitzman to Co-Host June Worksop in Boston ~ REGISTRATION REQUIRED Conflict doesn’t have to undo your good work. Addressing destructive conflict and fostering constructive conflict engagement enables your good work so that organizational initiatives succeed. Join Dr. Eben Weitzman and co-host Dr. Amy Rebecca Gay (the Mediation Group) for key lessons on lessening destructive conflict at their When Conflict Happens to Good Work: Integrating conflict resolution strategies in your consulting and facilitation work workshop, June 7, 2013, 9:00 am- 12noon at Trinity Church Parish House, Copley Square, Boston. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; FEE of $30.00. Sponsored by the Boston Facilitators Workshop Series. Flyer ~ On-Line Registration
Public Conversations Sponsors the Power of Dialogue Workshop - June 6, 2013 at 8:30 AM to June 8, 2013 at 5:30 PM Do you live and work with people who have different points of view? Have you had to handle conflict in your community or organization? Using the Reflective Structured Dialogue approach, participants will learn about the dynamics of polarization and conflict and explore modes of communication that increase understanding, re-humanize opponents and shift relationships. Trainers: David Joseph & Alison Streit Baron. CEUs & SOME DISCOUNTS AVAVAILABLE! Program Overview ~ Registration ~ Questions? ~ Public Conversations WebSite
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 2013 Conference - June 19-22, 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. Student Registration for the Full Conference is $150.00, with no deadline imposed. Individual Registration (non-student) for the Full Conference is $395.00 Conference WebPage ~ On-Line Registration
Academy of Professional Fammily Mediators (APFM) 2013 Conference - October 3-6, 2013 The 2013 Annual Conference, Mediating in the Landscape of the Changing Family, will be held 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 9:30 - 12 pm. 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]. ~ 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 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.
Borders, Walls and Security Conference at University of Quebec, Montreal - 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?” This conference will explore 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 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.
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
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 Conference October 5-8, 2013 in San Jose, California. 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. This year’s theme will be: "INNOVATING ... In Social Systems, Networks, Organizations, Learning, and Practice Development." See Flyer for additional information. Questions Contact
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 Will Offer A Train the Trainers Institute in May 2013 ~ 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
Community Dispute Settlement Center (CDSC) To Host A Spring Divorce Mediation Training ~ REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 24 ~ Join CDSC for this four-day training session, to be held in April and May 2013. Training is limited to 24 participants! Brochure ~ On-line Registration ~ CDSC 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 in Minneapolis, MN on October 9-11, 2013 .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.
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