The Collaborative Edge
Upcoming Courses, Events, Funding Opportunities
Facilitation" Training (February 15-17,
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Advocacy in Mediation (February 17,
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Regional Collaboration: Learning to Think and Act Like a Region (February 28 - March 1, Ft. Lauderdale, FL). Offered by the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy. Many land use issues transcend political and jurisdictional boundaries, affect multiple parties with diverse viewpoints, and require strong partnerships. Existing institutional arrangements and public policy, however, do not address such issues. Whether formal or informal, regional initiatives bring together the right people in constructive forums with the best possible information to address issues of common concern. This two-day course provides a conceptual framework and practical skills to initiate, design, coordinate and sustain regional initiatives. For course infomration, visit http://www.lincolninst.edu/education/education-coursedetail.asp?id=206.
Workshop: Seminar #2: Type in Mediation (March 2,
Innovative Community Planning Institute (March 4-5, Urbana, Illinois). The focus of the 2005 Planning Institute, annually sponsored by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is “ Community Design for Healthy Lifestyles.” For more information, visit www.urban.uiuc.edu/ce
Training (March 2-4, March 9-11,
Seminar #2: Type in Mediation (March 2,
Resolving Land Use Disputes (White Plains, New York). Offered by the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy. This two-day introductory course presents practical experience and insights into negotiating and mediating solutions to conflicts over land use and community development. Through lectures, interactive exercises, gaming and simulations, participants discuss and work with cases involving land development and community growth, designing and adopting land use plans and evaluating development proposals. Questions of when and how to apply mediation to resolve land use disputes are also explored. For more information, visit http://www.lincolninst.edu/education/education-coursedetail.asp?id=195.
Asia Pacific Conference: “Risks and Rewards in Public Participation” (March 6-8,
The Skilled Facilitator Intensive Workshop (March 7-11,
Training for International Association for Public Participation’s Certificate in Public Participation (March 7-11, Alexandria, Virginia). Five day, three course certificate program in public participation, offered by the Perspectives Group. This training provides beginner through advanced intermediate practitioners a broad-based learning experience covering all of the foundations of public participation. The training consists of the following courses: Planning for Effective Public Participation (2 days); Effective Communication for Public Participation (1 day); and Techniques for Public Participation (2 days). For more information, visit www.theperspectivesgroup.com/PG/training.html. The 5 day course is also offered in June and September in Alexandria, Virginia.
Leadership Training (March 8-10,
Facilitation" Training (March 15-17,
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Training: Professional Mediation Skills (March 16-19,
Course on Group Facilitation Skills (March 17-19, San Francisco, California). For more information, visit http://www.communityatwork.com/scheduleB.html
Training: Mediating the Litigated Case (March 17-18, April
28-29 and May 12-13,
Training: Inquiry as Intervention: Crafting Questions with Purpose and Impact (March 23, Boston Massachusetts). Offered by the Pubilc Conversations Project. Participants in this workshop will focus on the power of crafting, asking, and responding to questions. They will also evaluate the potential for questions in their own practice. For more information, visit http://www.publicconversations.org/pcp/index.asp?catid=51.
Workshop: Strategic Marketing for Mediators (March 27,
Workshop: Advanced Mediation Training (March 31-April 1, Mill Valley, California). Offered by Mediation Offices of Steven Rosenberg. For course information, visit http://www.rosenbergmediation.com/training.htm.
Advanced Course on Mediating Land Use Disputes (April 6-8, Cambridge, Massachusetts). This interactive three-day course is designed for those who have attended Mediating Land Use Disputes I or trained mediators with public policy dispute resolution experience. Participants explore different approaches to consensual land use decision making and deepen their understanding of assisted negotiation techniques to settle land use disputes. They also learn about the special problems associated with infrastructure and facility siting disputes, disagreements over how to manage new development, environmental justice battles, zoning and permitting rights, and discord over the preparation of long-range resource management and land use plans. For more information, visit http://www.lincolninst.edu/education/education-coursedetail.asp?id=196
Workshop: Inquiry as Intervention/The Art of Interviewing (April 8-9, San Diego, California). Offered by the Public Conversations Project. For more information, visit http://www.publicconversations.org/pcp/index.asp?catid=51
Course on Building Learning Organizations (April 11-15, Boston, Massachusetts). The Society for Organizational Learning will offer a Core Competencies Course called "Building Learning Organizations - New Perspectives for Individual and Collective Learning." Participants will be taught the core competencies required for building learning organizations and will have the experience of participating in a learning community for five days http://www.solonline.org/announcements/item?item_id=8833319
"Essential Facilitation" Training (April 12-14, Boston, Massachusetts),
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"Facilitating Change" Training (April 26-28,
"Facilitation for Advanced Practitioners" Training (May 3-5,
Staying Grounded When on the Spot: A Skill Building Workshop for Facilitators (May 3-5, Boston, Massachusetts). Offered by the Public Conversations Project. In this workshop, through presentations, exercises, case examples and discussion, participants will develop skills in staying grounded in difficult moments. For more information, visit http://www.publicconversations.org/pcp/index.asp?catid=51.
"Essential Facilitation" Training (May 17-19,
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"Foundations for Leadership" Course (May 18-20, Boston, Massachusetts). The Society for Organizational Learning is offering this Foundations for Leadership Course, which explores personal mastery, collaborative inquiry, and the systems perspective applied to sustaining profound change. For more information, visit http://www.solonline.org/announcements/item?item_id=8833325
U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution Conference (May 24-26, Tuscon Arizona).
The conference, "Pathways to Successful ECR," will focus on how to enhance the effectiveness of ECR processes through better understanding of ECR principles and practices (particularly in challenging contexts); engaging multiple governments, parties and affected communities; and encouraging innovation and new applications. For more information, visit http://www.mediusevents.com/ECR2005/.
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