Greetings from Community Education!
We are pleased to announce that there are currently seats available in both our Dialogue and Civic Engagement and Restorative Justice program areas, as outlined below.
Take a different approach to resolving conflict
Simon Fraser University’s online Certificate in Restorative Justice takes a community-minded approach to conflict resolution. Focusing on healing instead of punishment, restorative justice helps victims, offenders and communities continue to live together in safer, healthier environments.
To find out more about this three-course certificate and apply to the program, please visit the Certificate in Restorative Justice. The program runs from January 27 to December 5, 2014. We have limited space available, so please visit our website to find out more.
Help your community thrive
If you are responsible for stakeholder engagement in your workplace, or involved in community or civic engagement activities, please consider joining us for one of the following courses (offered as part of the Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement program).
Group facilitation is a building block for civic engagement. Are your facilitation skills where they need to be? Are you looking for a solid foundation in facilitating effective group dynamics and multi-party collaborations? This course will offer a comprehensive framework for the practice of facilitation. You will learn how to design effective group discussions and establish a climate that facilitates frank and constructive dialogue and supports collaboration within and among groups. You’ll also learn about group dynamics and multi-party collaboration, as well as how to adjust your approach when meetings or events involve polarized conflict or controversy. You’ll have the opportunity to practise various facilitation techniques.
DLOG708 – Shared Spaces: Foundations for Dialogue and Engagement Between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Peoples
January 18 and January 25, 2014 | Instructor: Rain Daniels
This course builds upon a general understanding of engagement practices and provides a specific exploration of relationship building between non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal people. Through dialogic processes, you will examine key elements of building successful relationships, including principles such as self-reflection, critical awareness, mutual respect, recognition, and responsibility. You will gain insight into and enhance practice related to the unique aspects of community and civic engagement between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
December 6, 2013 | Instructor: jil p. weaving
You don’t need to be an artist to take this course or work effectively with arts-based engagement methods. Explore powerful examples drawing on a range of artistic media that bring diverse perspectives and people together to better understand and address complex issues.
This course will teach you to create social media campaigns that engage people in new types of conversation, sustain participation over time, and host online dialogue. You’ll also learn how to use social media for outreach and community engagement, and how to integrate mobile communication into your participation strategy. You’ll be able to use these tools in projects that use both online and face-to-face communication.
Please contact us if you are interested in applying the above courses to the full Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement program. We will soon be accepting applications for the 2014/2015 Certificate program. If you would like more information about the program or how to apply, please visit our webpage or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.