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Sun, Feb 20, 2011

Conflict Resolution Network (Australia) E-Learning Course and Video Playlist

The Australian Conflict Resolution Network has provided free conflict resolution training materials for quite some time. The latest initiative of the CRN is an E-Learning Certificate Course in Conflict Resolution. While it is not free (~$125 U.S.), probably due to the costs of paying instructors to monitor and support the learning, it may provide a valuable distance learning option for folks interested in a well-structured model for enacting conflict resolution skills. This pdf provides a snapshot of the course. I note that they are using Moodle, the open source learning management platform to deliver the course. 

Of particular interest to some people will be the training videos clips illustrating core concepts that are part of the support material for the course, available via a YouTube channel.

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Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 02 20 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  

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Mon, Feb 07, 2011

Restorative Justice on Campus - Symposium and Training March 3-5, 2011

Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia is again providing a great opportunity for folks interested in applying restorative practices on a college campus by hosting a Restorative Justice in Campus Conduct Administration Symposium & Training, March 3-5, 2011.  The half-day symposium on March 3 provides an orientation for campus conduct professionals, as participants will gain familiarity with restorative justice principles and models and discover how they are applied in a campus conduct setting. The following 2-day training will provide participants with insight into implementing restorative justice principles and/or programs into their own campus conduct or judicial system.

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 02 07 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  

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Fri, Feb 04, 2011

The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organizations and Social Change

The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organizations and Social Change is a seven-chapter, 174-page nicely illustrated and well organized manual supporting organizational development in community groups. The guide is aimed at leaders and facilitators of civil society organizations, offering practical help to organizations wanting to function and to develop in more healthy, human and effective ways as they strive to make their contributions to a more humane society. The guide was developed by a collective group of collaborating practitioners and activists from South Africa. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. The accompanying website provides handouts and additional readings and is a work in progress.

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Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 02 04 | Filed under Learning Objects  

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Tue, Feb 01, 2011

Court ADR Across the U.S. - new research tool from RSI

Court ADR Across the US is a new, comprehensive national guide to court-affiliated Alternative Dispute Resolution. The searchable guide features thousands of state-specific resources, and offers visitors a unique, state-by-state view of court ADR systems including local statutes and rules. The guide is a project of Resolution Systems Inc (RSI), (formerly known as the Center for Analysis of Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems - CAADRS) which is affiliated with Chicago’s Center for Conflict Resolution.

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Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 02 01 | Filed under Research Tools  

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