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Thursday, 28 October 2010
BISCUIT company Arnotts will source ethical cocoa that has not been processed with the use of child labour for all of its chocolate-based products, World Vision says.
In response to a public campaign by World Vision earlier this year, Arnotts said it was committed to playing its part by sourcing sustainable cocoa that avoids the use of child trafficking and unacceptable forms of child labour by the end of September 2010.(...more)
The House of Commons has defeated Liberal legislation aimed at encouraging Canadian mining firms to act ethically abroad after a fierce lobbying battle that pitted the industry against its international and domestic critics.
Human rights and environmental advocates had argued that the bill would help prevent corporate abuses abroad and recounted accusations of rape, corruption and violence against the industry during parliamentary hearings.
Mining firms called the allegations disturbing lies and “hogwash” when they presented their case against the bill. Industry officials said ethical guidelines are already in place and warned the measures would cost jobs and give their critics a forum for frivolous accusations.(...more)
The land mine that took Joao Silva’s feet worked perfectly.
Silva, a brilliant and courageous photojournalist on contract to the New York Times — and, in the eyes of many colleagues, one of the finest combat photographers of his generation — suffered grievous injuries Saturday after stepping on a mine while embedded with U.S. troops in southern Afghanistan… Silva didn’t die because he wasn’t supposed to. The weapon’s maker — given its location, probably an old Soviet arms manufacturer — had calculated the exact formula of explosives and shrapnel required to maim, shredding tissue and smashing bones, but not to kill.(...more)
Women of Afghanistan, it is time to go to the barricades. Now is the hour to claim your rights. Negotiations are under way in earnest; the Taliban are at the table, so are the warlords and bandits, tribal elders and the president. There’s not a woman in sight. Yet everyone knows you are the ones who can yank Afghanistan into the 21st century.
Even über-economists like Jeffrey Sachs of millennium-goals fame are saying there is a direct correlation between the status of women and the economy — where one is flourishing, so is the other, where one is in the ditch so is the other. Every indicator says it’s the women who can lead Afghanistan away from the abyss. So go ahead and claim your space.(...more)
Johannesburg — The perception that women are only ever victims of conflict ignores the large numbers of female combatants, which can result in their exclusion from disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) programmes.
The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) report, State of the World Population 2010: From Conflict and Crisis to Renewal: Generations of Change, released on 20 October 2010, acknowledges the role women play in forging peace, but cautions against the assumptions of women as nurturers and “natural peace-makers … [choosing] non-violent solutions rather than conflict whenever possible”.
Megan MacKenzie, a fellow of Harvard University’s gender and security programme and now teaching at Victoria University in the New Zealand capital of Wellington, states: “Little is written about women and girls as agents within the civil conflict.(...more)
MROUJ – “Kilna Bil Hayy” (“All of us in the neighborhood”) is a weekly Lebanese television drama that tells the story of six children who live in the same neighborhood and attend the same school.
The children are all from different religious backgrounds and ethnic groups that comprise Lebanon: Lara is Druze, Kevin is Christian, Nadim is Sunni, Sara is Shiite, Mohammad is Palestinian, and Pateel is Armenian…
Some episodes deal with other universal issues such as bullying at school or the consequences of an unchecked competitive spirit and small lies. One episode deals with the topical problem of reckless driving.
The show targets children aged between 10 and 14 and is produced and created by the nonprofit organization Search For Common Ground…(...more)
Friday, 26 March 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010 to Thursday, 22 April 2010
Friday, 14 May 2010 to Saturday, 15 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010 to Thursday, 20 May 2010
Monday, 24 May 2010 to Thursday, 27 May 2010
Friday, 11 June 2010 to Monday, 14 June 2010
Saturday, 19 June 2010 to Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010 to Thursday, 26 August 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010 to Thursday, 28 October 2010
INTRODUCTORY CONFLICT COACHING WORKSHOP
Conflict coaching is a specialized niche in the field of coaching and conflict management. It is a one-on-one technique, in which a trained coach assists people to effectively prevent or manage specific disputes and to enhance their conflict management skills. This process has wide application, in the organizational context and for coaching individuals to participate in mediation, negotiation and relational conflict.
Outcomes of the Introductory Conflict Coaching Workshop:
The outcomes of this workshop are that participants will gain:
- the theory, principles and methods specific to the CINERGY® model of conflict coaching;
- an introduction to and basic working knowledge of conflict coaching using the CINERGY® model;
- an understanding of the types of skills required to provide conflict coaching;
- experience of the coaching model as a coach, ‘client’ and observer;
- knowledge of the applications of this technique; and
- suggested documents and information about the logistics of conflict coaching.
Methods Used in the Workshop:
Through self-reflection, skill-building exercises, discussion, simulations, demonstrations and skills practices, participants develop and practice conflict coaching techniques and skills.
The training will be of specific interest to coaches, HR Professionals, experienced workplace mediators and other conflict management professionals, who want to learn the fundamentals of a model for coaching conflict.
This workshop has been approved for 28 hours of Continuing Coaching Education Units from the International Coach Federation (23 hours ICF Core Competencies; 1 hour Personal Development; 1 hour Business Development; and 3 hours Other Skills and Tools Directly Applicable to Coaching).
2010 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
Dates Location Registration Deadline
April 19-22* San Antonio, Texas March 26, 2010
May 14-15 & 28-29 Dublin, Ireland
May 17-20* Portland, Oregon April 15, 2010
May 24-27* Arlington, Virginia April 30, 2010
June 11-14 Paris, France
June 19-22 Oxford, England
August 23-26** Toronto, Canada September 24, 2010
October 25-28** Ottawa, Canada October 1, 2010
* This program has been approved for 27 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (U.S.).
** This program is pre-approved for recertification through HRPA (Canada).
We also offer workshops in Australia and New Zealand. Contact us for more information.
To register and for further information on conflict coaching workshops including coordinating a workshop in your city or workplace, contact CINERGY® Coaching:
Phone: 416-686-4247, Toll free: 1-866-335-6466, Email: cinnie at cinergycoaching.com
CINERGY® Conflict Coaching = Peacebuilding, One Person at a Time
Cinnie Noble is a pioneer in the field of conflict coaching and the founder of the CINERGY® model of conflict management coaching. She is a lawyer-mediator, former social worker and certified coach. For further information on CINERGY®, feel free to visit www.cinergycoaching.com.