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Preparation, Presence, & Passion: Key tips in the interview process

This blog is part of PCDNetwork’s career in change 2017 series. Click here for information on all the activities, webinars, blogs and ways to participate. Congratulations! Your prospective employer wants to interview you. This is a noteworthy accomplishment. It means that your application stood out from the sea of competitors and was compelling enough to move you to the next phase of the hiring process....

PCDN April Career Webinar, Interviewing in the Social Sector Key Tips for Landing the Job

Welcome to our inspire | connect | act Career series. PCDNetwork’s mission for 2017 is to get you from passion to hired and to help you grow as a professional with purpose. The last Thursday of every month, PCDNetwork will host a webinar dedicated to the topic of the month. Click for more info here on our amazing year of events. On April 27th our next webinar will be on Interviewing in the Social...

Laka Competition 2017: “Architecture that Reacts” has been launched!

Website of the competition: https://lakareacts.com/competition-2017/  Many thanks to our Partners PCDN, for supporting the Laka Competition! About Laka & Laka Competition Laka is a non-profit organization and a world-wide network focused on social impact via design and architecture. We share the vision of architecture that helps to develop sustainable and safe societies through a responsible and...

Cultivating Peace: A Student Research Symposium on Violence Prevention, Virginia Tech, 4/20-21

By: David J. Smith, April 23, 2017 I have long believed it is important to support students in their pursuit of scholarship and research.  The last few days I have spent with students from Virginia Tech, Appalachian State University, Kean University, and the University of Alabama-Birmingham learning about their research interests.  I was honored to be the keynote presenter and offered a workshop...

The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ), at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies, is currently accepting applications for its Women PeaceMakers Program

Women PeaceMaker Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 Building on 15 years of the Women PeaceMakers program, we believe that strengthening collaborations between expert “insiders” to these conflicts–specifically women peacemakers–and “outsiders” supporting peace efforts, can transform how we do peacebuilding. The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ), at the University...

PSR: This week in Peace & Security

Click here for the full weekly report: http://ipsinstitute.org/psr/psr-april-21-2017/h Korean issues. {preheader} | April 15 – April 21, 2017 This week in: Peace & Security Publications | IPSI | Africa | Americas | East Asia | Middle East | South Asia About us Join us...

12th Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy

THE SUMMER SCHOOL This is a sponsored post on PCDNetwork The Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly organised by EIUC and CHRA. The 7-day intense programme is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy. The School provides a unique occasion for participants...

Glasgow: Where Creativity Creates a Sense of Place

This post was originally published on progrss.com. Glasgow: Where Creativity Creates a Sense of Place: An hour away from the capital, Edinburgh, a swift train ride can take you to another Scottish gem that has placed itself on the creative map for some time now. The city, which could be easily described as a mixture of  old Scottish charm and modern cultural vibrancy, has successfully transformed...

Nashville: Destination City, USA – Part 1

This post was originally published on progrss.com. Nashville: Destination City, USA – Part 1: In the first of our 3 installments, we dig deeper into the DNA of the city of Nashville, TN, which has made headlines in the last few decades as one of the top up-&-coming cities in the USA. In this installment, we will explore the making of “Music City USA,” which has contributed...

An M.S. in Peace Engineering: A flexible and valuable degree open to a range of backgrounds

This is a sponsored post on PCDNetwork Our degree in Peace Engineering is a first, but it is not the origin of the field. In fact, engineers have practiced peace engineering for a very long time. The fundamentals of peace engineering involve conflict, decisions during conflict, directing designs to promote peace v. violence, and improve lives in the process. To date, the field of peace engineering...

Celebrate National High Five Day

Today is National National High Five Day ( #NH5D). National High Five Day was started in 2002 at the University of Virginia. A group of students set up shop on the main quad of the campus and gave out high-fives and lemonade. The idea spread and over the years peoples of all ages and backgrounds have celebrated National High Five Day by giving high-fives all day to friends, co-workers and strangers. Celebrating...

A world class distance learning program to equip 21st century peacemakers

This is a sponsored post on PCDNetwork At the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University we have developed a suite of postgraduate qualifications inspired by our city’s proud history of peace and reconciliation. Grounded in the spirit of the Provost of Coventry Cathedral who urged people not to seek revenge but to forgive following the bombing of the City during the Second...

Higher Education in Emergencies & Crises, Summer School, University of Geneva

This is a sponsored partner post on PCDN For more info click here     Registration now open!     Scholarship opportunities closing soon. Are you: A humanitarian practitioner interested in higher education in conflicts and crises? A researcher focusing on international relations, international education or education technology? A representative of an organization or ministry whose mission...

The Discipline of Presence in Peacebuilding

(Originally posted on the Space Bangkok blog.) I’ve mentioned before how discipline is what takes over when motivation runs dry.  How does that impact the discipline of presence in peacebuilding?  As with most things, we must build up our skills gradually.  There is motivation at the start, and then discipline for the long haul.  And we have to do the same thing over and over again, slowly...

What’s your best idea? Join our Open Contracting Innovation Challenge

What’s your best idea? Join our Open Contracting Innovation Challenge Many people believe that public contracting is boring, risk-averse and compliance driven. We know that is not true. Over the past few years, we have met many incredible innovators who have realized the power of open contracting and are transforming the way governments buy goods and services for their citizens. Transformations...

PEACE – SARAJEVO – OLYMPICS

PLEASE SUPPORT THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA’S APPLICATION FOR THE 2026 SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS. IF APPROVED, IN 2019, 2026 WILL BE THE 42ND ANNIVERSARY OF  THE 1984 SARAJEVO OLYMPICS. Mission Statement  — To return the Olympics to Sarajevo and, thereby, to help to nurture world peace and understanding. — To help to rejuvenate Sarajevo and the entire Region with...

Call for Applications, Online Masters and Certificate Programs in Nutrition @ Tufts University

This is a sponsored post onPCDNetwork Online Graduate Programs and Courses in Nutrition Tufts University is pleased to offer 7 online graduate programs and more than 30 online courses in nutrition – from nutrition science and biochemistry to global policy, program development, monitoring and evaluation, and sustainable food systems.   Master of Nutrition Science and Policy Degree Program Online...

Free fundraising training and access to $20,000 in matching funding and bonus prizes from Global Giving

Through May 3rd, 2017, GlobalGiving is accepting applications for registered nonprofits to join the GlobalGiving Accelerator. The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for you and your organization to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success. When you graduate, your organization becomes a permanent member of GlobalGiving, and you’ll have access...

The KIND Foundation Launches Social Media Experiment That Challenges Americans To Add Different Perspectives To Their Facebook Feeds

The KIND Foundation Launches Social Media Experiment That Challenges Americans To Add Different Perspectives To Their Facebook Feeds New “Pop Your Bubble” Digital Tool Uses Custom Algorithm to Give People a Glimpse Outside Their Filter Bubble News provided by The KIND Foundation Apr 18, 2017, 07:30 ET NEW YORK, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, The KIND Foundation, a nonprofit...

Sheffield: The City of Steel Casts a Creative Future

This post was originally published on progrss.com. Sheffield: The City of Steel Casts a Creative Future In South Yorkshire, the River Sheaf inspired the name of a city of steel, crossing through it and adding a touch of nature to its industrial heritage. Given a panoramic glance from afar, the city’s landscape communicates its rapid development with tall building, cranes and construction sites...
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