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Conference Call for Papers Historical Justice and Memory: Questions of Rights and Accountability in Contemporary Society The second annual conference of  The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network, at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights will be held in New York City, December 5-7, 2013. The deadline to submit a 300-500 word abstract and a 2-3 sentence bio as well as contact information is September 5, 2013.  Details and contact info to submit proposal.

MEDIATION FOR FAMILIES IN TRANSITION: Family and Divorce Mediation class at UMass Boston July 15 - Aug 1, 2013; open for both matriculated and non-degree students. Details and registration request form

Build your mediation training and role-play coaching skills with MWI! Thursday, June 27&28, 2013 - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day MWI's Train the Trainer Institute is a two-day seminar designed to prepare experienced mediators to deliver mediation training modules and facilitate role-play coaching sessions.Note: this seminar has training and experience prerequisites  Details and Registration information

Sole & Associates to Present A Group Development Workshop July 31-August 2, 2013/ Portsmouth, NH Join staff for Tools for Group Development, a three-day program that will provide many skills-practice opportunities for each participant, who will have the opportunity to enhance her/his understanding of both the art and science of truly effective group development techniques.  The program is driven by the needs and interests of those who participate, and provides lots of skill practice opportunities! To register, please call: 866-659-3169. Program Descriptor ~ Upcoming “Open Enrollment” Programs ~ Sole Associates ~ Questions?

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 Family 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.

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.   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.

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

International Society for Ethical Governance 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. Conference will be held in South Africa, October 24-26, 2013.   Conference Flyer ~ Details & Links

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.

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