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Facilitated Dialogue

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African Community and Economic Development of New England (ACEDONE)

Semester: 2012 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Curriculum Development & Delivery, Facilitated Dialogue

Students: Michael Robertson and Andrew Sullivan

ACEDONE was founded in 2002 to provide support to Boston’s East African community and families as they integrate into American society. Tensions between old world and new can exacerbate the already challenging teen/parent relationship. ACEDONE has enlisted HNMCP to report on the underlying causes of such tensions in the Somali community, and to recommend techniques and develop a curriculum for effective conflict management.… More

Cornerstone CoHousing

Semester: 2016 Fall

Project Type: Facilitated Dialogue

Students: Ashleigh Ruggles, Emily Joung, and Jose Alvarez

Cornerstone Village Cohousing Community is a 32-unit residential community in North Cambridge. It is an owner-occupied intentional community, meaning that housing is designed and built with input from the residents, and buildings are clustered around a central common area, including a community dining room where residents may share meals. Meetings are run by consensus and… More

Delta Directions Consortium

Semester: 2009 Spring

Project Type: Facilitated Dialogue

Students: Ben Weiner, Jared Craft, Amanda Kim, & Joe Pileri

To build consensus among the different players in the Mississippi Delta transportation field.… More

Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

Semester: 2009 Spring

Project Type: Facilitated Dialogue

Students: Jordan Goddard, Will Boothby, & Mayssam Ali

To help a parish end a spiral of hostility and distrust between the rector and various constituencies in the parish.
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Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

Semester: 2012 Spring

Project Type: Facilitated Dialogue, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Karl Jun, Felicia Cote, and Theodore Hart

The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts has traditionally required congregations to cover 100% of the health insurance premiums of clergy and lay employees. This policy has been questioned of late and the conversation has become divisive, indicating that deeper issues than simply financial exist and are obstacles to good decision making. HNMCP students will facilitate a series of conversations to help surface the various interests, begin a deeper conversation about possible options, and produce a report for the wider community on its findings and analysis.… More

Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration

Semester: 2017 Spring

Project Type: Facilitated Dialogue

Students: Rob Petito & Nate Szyman

For over 25 years, the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC) has assisted public agencies as a neutral forum and state-level resource for accessing quality services, proven programs, and national knowledge-based networks for dispute resolution, consensus-building and public engagement. In 2013 MOPC was established as the Program Administrator of the Community Mediation Center Grant Program… More

Ono Academic College

Semester: 2015 Spring

Project Type: Facilitated Dialogue, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Rachel Hutchinson and Eli Shalam

Ono Academic College has enlisted HNMCP students research issues around Israel’s mandatory national and military services in the armed forces, which causes considerable internal conflict in the country and creates hierarchies of citizenship. Informed by their research, students will conduct a stakeholder assessment and facilitate dialogues among Ono students affected by the issue.… More

Paulist Center

Semester: 2007 Fall

Project Type: Facilitated Dialogue, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Becky Jaffe & Dave Baron

Design and evaluate a reconciliation process for disaffected Catholics… More

Seeds of Peace

Semester: 2012 Fall

Project Type: Facilitated Dialogue, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Andrew Chinsky and Christie Dinapoli

Seeds of Peace is dedicated to the pursuit of lasting peace by helping high potential youth in regions of conflict develop effective leadership in peace-building. There are more than one hundred NGOs devoted to conflict resolution and peace-building in Israel and Palestine that, while having similar or shared missions, have little to no coordination or communication between organizations. SoP has contracted HNMCP to map the scope of the peace-building community and make recommendations on a consensus-building process for organizations to leverage their individual strengths to positively impact each other’s work and their broader goals. … More

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