Congratulations to current JKS student Katie Dyer and Naropa Alumna Martha Ratliff on their acceptance of a paper and workshop on consensus, non-violent communication, and mindfulness at a conference at the Royal University of Bhutan.
The Creative Economy, Creative University and Creative Development Ideas, Knowledges and Paths towards Sustainability, Happiness & Wellbeing Conference is organized by the Institute for GNH Studies (iGNHaS, Royal University of Bhutan), International Creative University Network (ICUN), Center for Global Studies in Education (CGSE, Waikato University, New Zealand), and Future Education, Groups & Organization Studies (FUEGOS, University of Marburg, Germany), and supported by the Commission of Organizational Education of the German Educational Research Association (GERA–OE). It will take place at the Royal University of Bhutan Convention Centre Thimphu, 14 – 16 April 2014.
Katie Dyer has an MA in linguistics and has been teaching English as a second language to recently resettled refugee populations in the United States. Currently, she is working on a contemplative MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at Naropa University and is a writing fellow.
Martha Ratliff graduated with her MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University. She is now undergoing a second masters in Wilderness Therapy. She has fifteen years experience working in ensembles, creating with a collective model.