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Sun, Jun 26, 2011

Dialogue: A Virtual Workshop - Video-based training from the Public Conversations Project

The experienced team at the Public Conversations Project, with support from the JAMS Foundation, have produced and freely shared a new virtual learning resource on managing dialogues on tough subjects. Dialogue: A Virtual Workshop is broken into 12 sections that each have a core video, discussion topics, activities, and additional resources. A full workshop guide provides an overview of the entire series. You can download the videos for classroom use as well.

Workshop Sections Outline

  1. Why is it so difficult for usâ??-as human beingsâ??-to deal with our differences?
  2. How do differences turn into conflict?
  3. How does dialogue help people constructively address conflict?
  4. What thinking has influenced PCP’s approach?
  5. How do you build an effective dialogue?
  6. How do you help people prepare for dialogue?
  7. Why make communication agreements?
  8. What is the purpose and process of invitation?
  9. What are the tools and techniques used to create a reflective, dialogic space?
  10. How do questions advance dialogue?
  11. What role should a facilitator play?
  12. What special things should facilitators keep in mind?


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 06 26 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  Learning Objects  Videos  

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Thu, Jun 16, 2011

Video - 10 Tactics for Turning Information into Action

The 50-minute video 10 Tactics for Turning Information into Action provides a very accessible international overview of ways to use information technology to promote social change. First published in 2009, 10 Tactics features 35 info-activism stories told from the point of view of advocates in 24 different countries including Lebanon, India, Tunisia, Egypt, Kenya, Indonesia, South Africa and the UK. The film is the project of the Tactical Technology Collective.

Here’s the list of 10 Tactics discussed. Each can be viewed individually, and each has an associated information card that spells out that tactic in more detail.
1. mobilise people
2. witness and record
3. visualise your message
4. amplify personal stories
5. just add humour
6. manage your contacts
7. use complex data
8. use collective intelligence
9. let people ask the questions
10. investigate and expose


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 06 16 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  Learning Objects  

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Tue, Jun 14, 2011

Podcast Interview on Sustained Dialogue Campus Network posted

I attended a good workshop by Sustained Dialogue Campus Network (SDCN) folks at the 4th International CRE Summit held June 8-13 in Cleveland, OH. Afterward I had the chance to interview Amy Lazarus, the SDCN Executive Director and I’ve posted it on the Conflict Learning Audio podcast.  Listen in to learn about SDCN’s dialogue work which is occurring on 15 different college campuses these days.


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 06 14 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  

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Sun, Jun 12, 2011

Quaker Calendar of Active Nonviolence

This online calendar, developed by Australian Quaker David Johnson, celebrates particular people or events in active nonviolence for each day of the year, with an especially prominent leader or organization noted for each month. Hovering your cursor over an entry provides more information on that person or event.

calendar screenshot


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 06 12 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  Learning Objects  

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Mon, Jun 06, 2011

Collaboration & Team Science: A Field Guide

The NIH Center for Cooperative Resolution (their ombuds office) has partnered with the NHLBI to create a plain language field guide for folks involved in Team Science. The Team Science Field Guide is designed to help researchers participate in, develop, and lead successful scientific collaborations. The 79-page full-text pdf is available here.


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 06 06 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  Research Tools  

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Online Collection of Peace Education Activities

The School for a Culture of Peace project has shared their online collection of Games and Activities related to Peace Education here: 

Note: It is a little confusing trying to find the actual activities. You need to click on one of the sub bullet points in the right side menu to get to links to pdfs in that area.


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 06 06 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  Learning Objects  

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