JKS Student Katie Dyer to Present in Bhutan


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.