All Blog Posts Tagged 'collaboration' (21)

PCDN Guide to Shared Spaces, Co-Working, and Local International Development Networks

By Doug Vilsack, Executive Director, Posner Center for International Development (Colorado)

Shared Space 101


The shared space movement has taken off over the past decade. …


Added by Doug Vilsack on August 20, 2015 at 1:24pm — 3 Comments


This is part 2 of a four-part article series “Cultivating Climate Justice” which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are defending…


Added by Other Worlds on November 24, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

Have you ever attended an unconference? Let me tell you about Opportunity Collaboration

Last week I attended an unconference.  Well. Not really.  My husband was invited and me and my son tagged along.  So far, apart from saying unconference, that's really a common occurrence.  If you are like me, we have been to our fair share of conferences, trainings, conventions, either as a primary attendee, a trainer or as a participant.  So why is this worthy of a blog?

I was just going to soak on sun and sand as a treat to…


Added by Catalina Rojas on October 22, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Governance Gaps in Rural Water Access

Over the past three years of doing research in the Peruvian Amazon, I have seen first hand the advances in access to drinking water in rural areas, as well as the substantial obstacles that continue to exist.  This blog explores the challenges ahead in rural water access, especially given the possibility of a new post-2015 goal of universal access. …


Added by Jami Nunez on August 12, 2014 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Humor Research at AATH conference; Chicago April 19-22

It has been said that laughter is the closest distance betwen two people!  

We encourage you to come learn more about laughter and humor research at our AATH conference in Chicago April 19-22 2012.  We believe that joyful people can promote peace and collaboration.  Learn from our researchers.  Earn 3 hours graduate college credit at our …


Added by AATH (Mary Kay Morrison) on January 24, 2012 at 2:07pm — 2 Comments

Doors to Diplomacy: International Competition

The U. S. Department of State sponsors the "Doors to Diplomacy" educational challenge - to encourage middle school and high school students around the world to produce web projects that teach others about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy. Each student team member of the winning "Doors to Diplomacy" Award team receives a $2,000 scholarship, and the…


Added by Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres on October 11, 2011 at 1:32pm — 1 Comment

Bridging the Gap between Sport for Development and Sport Development in South Africa

There is a significant gap between youth-centered programming in sport for development and sport development in South Africa. This gap can be seen in various sectors – in the corporate…


Added by Sarah Moran on June 17, 2011 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Conflict and Collaboration Blog at PARCC

A few months ago, PARCC at Syracuse University launched its blog, Conflict and Collaboration, on  It features faculty from PARCC, including Lou Kriesberg, Miriam, Ellman, Paul Hirsh, Rosemary O'Leary, and others.  Please visit us for some interesting and wide-ranging persepctives, most recently on the death of Bin Laden and future relationship with Pakistan.  I invite you to comment and if you wish to post a blog, please let me know. … Continue

Added by Catherine Gerard on May 5, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Some Thoughts About "Special Moments..." Book Project Experimental Approach

There are 41 excerpts from a variety of sources which are now accessible in the current “Table of Contents” for the "Special Moments of Inspiration and Insight: A Reader from Books and Documents in the English Language" Book Project (accessible at ). The addition of new excerpts led to a revision of the subject headings…


Added by Stefan Pasti on May 31, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

On Drugs

Urtak surveys insights

The URTAK universe is expanding FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT! More than two dozen new urtaks were created last week alone!

To explore this paradise of opinion information, click here:

To find out what people in your community think, create an URTAK here:

URTAK of the week!

The French philosopher… Continue

Added by Rocky on July 1, 2009 at 8:48am — No Comments

Copenhagen 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference

Ask, Answer, Learn and help our leaders lead with fresh insights through collaboration.

Added by Rocky on May 31, 2009 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Urtak Insights - War, what is it good for?

Dear friends,

This week we are upgrading our server capacity as we prepare to launch the do it yourself urtak feature. The Urtak project is growing!

Top 5 - War

In our many thousands of years on this planet humans have found countless ways to waste energy and resources. But no activity is as useless and destructive as war. This week's Top 5 casts a glance at this subject, which captures our imagination like few others.…


Added by Rocky on May 22, 2009 at 8:50am — No Comments

Urtak news - April 23, 2009 - The environment

Dear friends,

The Urtak project's rate of growth is accelerating. Many new participants have joined, and their contributions are bringing us closer to making collaborative public opinion a reality.

Top 5 - The environment

Climate change and environmental degradation will continue to affect us all in the coming decades. These problems clearly require collective and global solutions. What are the views of the Urtak community? This week's Top 5 tries to shine a… Continue

Added by Rocky on April 23, 2009 at 12:16pm — No Comments


One of the many things that we all have in common is our need to sleep. But naturally, as individuals, we have different experiences with our nightly rest. These are examined in this week's Top 5.

Do you have trouble going to sleep?

Do you drool as you sleep?

Do you love to sleep?…


Added by Rocky on April 12, 2009 at 9:53am — No Comments

Urtak news - April 2, 2009 - 1.5 million

My fellow primates,

This week we passed 1,500,000 responses from participants in nineteen Urtak communities. The Urtak project is picking up speed.

Top 5 - Our animal friends

Given our shared ancestry (condolences to the doubters), it seems normal that we should take interest in our evolutionary cousins. In fact, questions about animals are some of the most common on Urtak. Here are some particularly interesting questions, resolved once and for all by your… Continue

Added by Rocky on April 4, 2009 at 9:38am — No Comments

urtak news - March 3, 2009 - The Million

March 3, 2009

Either today or tomorrow Urtak will collect its millionth response. Collaborative public opinion is a reality. Our next step - one billion!

Top 5 - The economy

The world economy is in depression. This will affect everyone, and it has already changed the way we see the world. Words like nationalization and socialism, so far out of the mainstream just one year ago, can now be heard every day in the mass media.

The Urtak population, a… Continue

Added by Rocky on March 7, 2009 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Questions and opinions about "CONFLICT."

Some of the breadth of insights now possible - some questions and opinions about "conflict."

Do you have any interesting questions?

What will other people think?

Ask, answer, learn. Participate.

Participate in public opinion.

Added by Rocky on January 24, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

This week's urtak news

This is this week's urtak news, as sent to participants in the urtak collaborative public opinion project

(please note that polling results from our community can be found at the url noted after each question below):

Dear friends,

We here at Urtak are hard at work on the next stage of development, which will allow anyone to create their own urtak, with their own questions. We hope that we will be able to announce its release very soon.

Top 5 - W.… Continue

Added by Rocky on January 20, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Do the rich have too much power?

Please follow this link

to find out what participants in the urtak collaboration opinion project think so far.

What do you think?

I say yes, "too much power."

Join the urtak project and participate in public opinion.

Added by Rocky on January 6, 2009 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

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