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Fear of Missing Out (FOMA) is real or 5 reasons to attend InterAction Forum 2017

This is a featured partner post on PCDNetwork Written by Dr. Catalina Rojas, PCDNetwork’s Director of Innovation In a world inundated by information on and offline, we can’t possibly attend or read everything in front of us. This is why we need to be very strategic with our already over-stretched schedules. If you are looking for an event that will enrich your networks and assist with your...

Volunteer and Internship Abroad

Scholars Abroad is a unique intercultural and educational organization that organizes intercultural exchanges for volunteers and interns to learn about other parts of the world in a meaningful way and offers affordable volunteer and internship placement programs. Scholars Abroad tailors overseas experiences for young academic people to develop their career as well as for retired and career break professionals...

How to Succeed in Your First 90 Days on the Job

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. You have successfully memorized the LinkedIn profile of every coworker, splurged on some new clothes, and are currently sipping on a glass of wine to calm your nerves. It’s the night before your first day on a new job, and you may also be Googling...

COYPED to Host 1st National Youth Conference on Drug Prevention in Liberia

In commemoration of the 2017 International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking, the Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) and partners will hold a two days national drug prevention youth conference in an effort to provide young people the platform where they can interact with policy makers, understand the new drug law of Liberia as well as develop a national youth recommendation...

STORIES OF CHANGE: Creating a Culture of Connection in The Citizens’ Century

2017 Commencement Address — Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, California USA — Saturday, 06 May 2017 STORIES OF CHANGE: Creating a Culture of Connection in The Citizens’ Century   Elizabeth “Libby” Traubman, B.A., M.S.W. & Lionel “Len” Traubman, D.D.S., M.S.D.   Gratitude (Libby)  I see your smiling faces, and I know why.  Notre Dame de Namur University...

Missing Links in Nigeria’s Counter Insurgency strategies

Ada Peter, Ph.D. (SUSI Scholar on National Security and Policymaking) Fixating only the security-centric approach  Discounting community led interventions that address underlying drivers of the insurgency phenomenon Welfare of troops and military personnel Government investment rhetoric on prevention efforts vs available resources The ever evolving challenges of non-state actors like Boko haram...

Should Extremists Be Included in Peace Negotiations?

By Suzanne Ghais, Ph.D. (sghais.com) In my last blog post, I wrote about the importance of including all major armed rebel groups in peace negotiations. Conveniently, my self-imposed 600(ish)-word limit gave me an excuse to avoid a very difficult question: what if one of those rebel groups (or the only rebel group) is extremist? By that I mean a group that either holds an extremist ideology or uses...

Must-See InterAction Forum 2017 Discussions

This is a featured partner post on PCDNetwork InterAction Forum will be held June 20-22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. During the event, we will host four plenary sessions that feature humanitarian and global development leaders and experts. Below we’ve highlighted two sessions that offer an intriguing look at the future of the international NGO community. See more information and register for InterAction...

The Path to Our True Selves: A Letter for the Journey

At 42, reeling from a new baby and professional turmoil, I realized that I didn’t need a new job or other external change. I needed to find my way to a truer version of myself. This was no easy feat for someone whose sense of self depended on masterfully being what others expected me to be. The enterprise of becoming myself felt very much like walking into an abyss. This is the letter I wish I’d...

Join us for PCDN’s May Career Webinar, You got the job offer now what?

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 hosts a webinar dedicated to the topic of the month. Click for more info here on our amazing year of events. May’s Webinar will focus on the key issue of You got the job offer...

Call for Applications, StartingBloc NY’17, A Dynamic 5-Day Institute That Propels Change Leaders From High-Potential To High-Impact

This is a sponsored organizational post on PCDN StartingBloc’s NY’17 Institute is officially over halfway full!  StartingBloc brings together change leaders and social innovators from across the world for 5 days of workshops that hone your leadership skills and view your work from different perspectives. Most importantly, you will join a community of passionate leaders who have each...

Salary Negotiations: Why They are Important and How to Succeed at Them

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. As part of our May focus you got the Job offer, what’s Next, this post discuss tips and strategies for negotiating salaries.  Job searching can be an often long-hard road of job searching, waiting for interviews, going through multiple rounds...

How to find and visualize your Amazon order history data (Tutorial)

Cross-posted from Samhir Vasdev’s Medium channel. This tutorial accompanies the Amazon episode of our new series about liberating and visualizing our personal data. Check it out here.  I’m hooked on Amazon. And I’m sure I’m not alone. So this week, Nick Martin and I dug into our Amazon accounts to explore just how bad we’ve got the Amazon bug. This post walks through the process...

Register Now for InterAction’s Young Professionals Summit at Forum 2017

This is a featured partner post on PCDNetwork InterAction Forum (June 20-22) is an event for staff at NGOs, governments, philanthropies, corporations, and civil society organizations to connect and learn from each other. On Wednesday, June 21, we will host InterAction’s fifth annual Young Professionals Summit (YPS). YPS tailors speakers, breakout sessions, and networking events for young professionals...

GYAC-Liberia Wants LACC Audited…. Writes GAC

The Liberia Chapter of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network (GYAC-Liberia) an international anti-corruption and integrity institution established by the World Bank Institute in 2009 is calling for an immediate audit of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) that has not being audited since 2013. According to GYAC-Liberia National Coordinator, James Koryor it is worrisome and embarrassing...

Peace Which We Believe!

It might be difficult to define peace in one word, but we can identify the concept of peace -from my point of view – if we look at peace as an inside-outside lifestyle and practice, and here we cannot talk about the concept of peace isolated from the concept of inner peace. I believe that the peace cannot be prevailed in the world without attaining it in ourselves. Gandhi said “Be the change...

Inclusive Peace Processes Are Key to Ending Violent Conflict

(Original Posting: usip.org/publications/2017/05/inclusive-peace-processes-are-key-ending-violent-conflict) Friday, May 5, 2017 / By: Colette Rausch; Tina Luu Violent conflict, refugee flows, and internal displacements present international policymakers and practitioners today with unprecedented challenges. Tackling these problems requires not only signed peace agreements but also sustainable peace....

Peace Direct training course in Nairobi

This is a sponsored organizational post on PCDNetwork Peace Direct is an award winning, international NGO supporting local people in some of the most challenging conflict environments worldwide. We work with local people, supporting their local efforts to stop war and build long term peace. From 9-13 October 2017 we are hosting an interactive training course in Nairobi. This will bring together 16-20...

Making Asset Declaration information Accessible

Frankly, many Liberians feel that the lack of political will to enforce the asset declaration law is aiding impunity by top level public officials in the fight against corruption; Asset declarations offer a critical tool to public officials and those they serve in the prevention, detection, investigation and sanctioning of corruption; Asset Declaration is to monitor wealth acquisition patterns of public...

2017 HISTORICAL DIALOGUES, JUSTICE and MEMORY NETWORK CONFERENCE-Deadline Extended!

6th Annual Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network   Present Past: Time, Memory, and the Negotiation of Historical Justice December 7-9, 2017 Columbia University, New York City   DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO JUNE 20, 2017!   In considering the politics and policies of commemorating the past, this conference probes how public discourses about memory change...
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