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John Griogair Bell

{ jgbell@arlecchino.org }

 

Degrees and Certificates

Master of Arts in Whole Systems Design

Antioch University Seattle - Seattle, WA

Graduate Certificate in Systems Thinking and Design

Antioch University Seattle - Seattle, WA

Graduate Certificate in Integrated Skills for Sustainable Change

Antioch University Seattle - Seattle, WA

Bachelor of Arts

The Evergreen State College - Olympia, WA

Associate in Arts

Lower Columbia College - Longview, WA

 

Papers and Presentations

"Dramatically Speaking"
a 3-hr workshop on theatre skills and theory for public speakers
Toastmasters District Conference, Spring '06

"Crossing Community Thresholds: Creating and Understanding Dialogical Spaces in Community"
a presentation for the Student Symposium 2005
Center for Creative Change at Antioch University Seattle, Winter '05

"Dialogue and Systems Thinking: Building a Bridge for the Practitioner"
a paper and presentation for "The Contexts of Dialogue"
National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation, Fall '04

"Dialogue and Compassionate Listening"
a paper and presentation for "De-Polarizing the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict"
National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation, Fall '04

 

Training and Development

Theatre of the Oppressed Facilitator Training

The Mandala Center - Port Townsend, WA - 2006

An Introduction to Dynamic Facilitation, Choice-creating and the Wisdom Council

National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation - Denver, CO - 2004

20-Hour Mediation Training Practicum

The Evergreen State College Center for Mediation Services - Olympia, WA - 2003

20-Hour Basic Mediation Training

Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County - Olympia, WA - 2003

 

College Detail

Antioch University Seattle - Seattle, WA

2004 - 2007

M.A. Whole Systems Design (2007)
Certificate in Systems Thinking and Design (2007)
Certificate in Integrated Skills for Sustainable Change (2004)

I was Graduate Assistant to The Center for Creative Change and was actively involved in and an organizer of the C3 Student Forum, a self-organized student governance body.

The Evergreen State College - Olympia, WA

2002 - 2004

B.A. (focus on Political Philosophy & Political Economy)

University of Washington - Seattle, WA

1994

Philosophy

Seattle Central Community College - Seattle, WA

1992-1993

Philosophy

Lower Columbia College - Longview, WA

1988-1990

A.A. (focus on Theatre & Humanities)

Three time recipient of a merit-based scholarship, twice in Theatre and once in Debate. I was co-editor of the college arts magazine and briefly staff illustrator for the school newspaper.

 

High School

Battle Ground High School - Battle Ground, WA

1983-1987

Theatre & Debate

Three time recipient of a varsity letter, twice in Theatre and once in Debate. I placed 1st at District & League in Policy Debate and Dramatic Interpretation. I placed 6th at State in Dramatic Interpretation. My Knowledge Bowl team placed 2nd at District. Awarded Best Actor for Anton Chekhov in The Good Doctor. Awarded Best Supporting Actor for Festé in Twelfth Night. Awarded Outstanding Debater/Speaker. Awarded Outstanding Acitivites & Scholarship. I was also a member of the Math Team, president of the Science Fiction Club, and a National Merit Commended Scholar.

 

Elementary School

John Adams Junior High

8th

Santa Monica, CA

Swanson Intermediate

7th & 8th

Arlington, VA

Francis Scott Key

5th & 6th

Arlington, VA

Evergreen Private School

4th

Seattle, WA

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3rd

Durham, NC

Ravenna

2nd

Seattle, WA

University Heights

1st

Seattle, WA