CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 4, Issue 9 - November 10, 2003

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

JANE SMITH JOINS JEFFERSON CITY LAW FIRM
Jane Smith (í02) is of counsel to the Beetem Law Office in Jefferson City. She hopes to gradually build a substantial mediation practice and that she also may have opportunities to mediate natural resource issues in other states. Until then, she will have a general civil practice in the three-person firm. Congratulations Jane!

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION MINI-GRANT PROPOSAL
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution requests mini-grant proposals for its Pro Bono and Legal Services Dispute Resolution Project. The Project is administered by and housed at the Dispute Resolution Resource Center at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and is funded by a grant from the JAMS Foundation. The Projectís goal is to design and implement programs and policies that provide dispute resolution alternatives to persons with limited means. The Project is interested in providing a limited number of mini grants to support efforts to add or expand a pro bono/legal services dispute resolution program. Application deadline: Dec. 10.

PUBLIC CONVERSATIONS PROJECT WORKSHOPS
The Public Conversations Project announced its upcoming workshops: Eliciting New Stories About Conflict: Interviewer Stance, Framework & Practice; Inquiry as Intervention: Crafting Questions with Purpose and Impact; Power of Dialogue: Constructive Conversations on Divisive Issues; Preparing for Constructive Dialogue; Reflective Leadership in Frenzied Times; Right Brain Consultation: Playing the Problem; Staying Grounded When on the Spot: A Skill Building Workshop for Facilitators. These will take place in Boston, except for Power of Dialogue workshops in Washington, DC, San Diego, and Vancouver. For more information see the web site or contact Kim Verner at 888-727-8326.

TRAINING SEMINAR IN EDUCATION FOR PEACE AND CONFLICT FREE RESOLUTION
FEB. 21-28, SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA The International Education for Peace (EFP) Institute will have a seven-day intensive training seminar in Education for Peace & Conflict-Free Conflict Resolution on Feb. 21-28 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This seminar is for practitioners, policy makers and administrators in the fields of education, development, conflict resolution, peace building, and related fields. Registration deadline: Jan. 15.

TRAINING ON SUSTAINABILITY: DEFINING A LEGACY, CREATING COMMUNITY PEACE
MARCH 23-25, SAN DIEGO, CA The Institute for Community Peace is sponsoring a three-day immersion training to build the capacity of collaborative teams in one of the six core competencies needed to prevent violence: resident engagement and mobilization; collaboration; sustainability; program planning, management and evaluation; critical thinking and root cause analysis; and leveraging race and power. ICP is a partnership among public and private grantmakers, experts in violence prevention and community collaborations. For more information, call 202-393-7731 or send e-mail to nfcvp@nfcvp.org.

TRANSCEND PEACE UNIVERSITY OFFERS ONLINE COURSES
Johan Galtung, the rector of Transcend Peace University (TPU), invites people to enroll in online courses. TPU is a global, on-line peace university designed for government workers and practitioners, policy makers and students at any level working in the fields of peace, conflict transformation, development, and global issues. There will be certificates for single courses, diplomas for clusters of courses, and eventually BA, MA, and PhD degrees. Application deadline for the February semester: Jan. 23.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

PART-TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ST. LOUIS MENNONITE PEACE CENTER
ST. LOUIS, MO The St. Louis Mennonite Peace Center seeks a part-time executive director. Responsibilities include overseeing the operation of the Peace Centerís Community Mediation Program, providing vision for future ministries, fundraising, and public relations duties. For more information see the binder in 206 Hulston.