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Transforming conflict: Balancing inner work and skills development for effectively engaging others


10:00 - 17:00
Oct 23rd 2017

Without adequate preparation, even the most well intentioned individuals can end up exacerbating a conflict situation. This workshop balances individual reflection and conflict resolution skills development, preparing participants to effectively and holistically transform conflict.

For more information contact Claire Chou Doran on 0207 496 1612 or claire.doran@stethelburgas.org
General
£70
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Concessions

Students and jobseekers

£50
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+

Without adequate preparation, even the most well intentioned individuals can end up exacerbating a conflict situation.  This workshop balances individual reflection and conflict resolution skills development, preparing participants to effectively and holistically transform conflict.

Part 1: Self-Reflection

In seeking to be the change we wish to see in the world, the first step is self-reflection and inner transformation.  We invite participants to consider:

  • How do we personally contribute to the dynamics of conflict?
  • How can we disentangle ourselves from harmful patterns before approaching conflict?

During the first half of the workshop, we will:

  • Create a supportive space for participants to explore our relationships to conflict, identify the roots of what triggers us, and face our projections
  • Share our approach to conflict through four lenses: identity, power, emotion and opportunity
  • Prepare strategies for mindfulness and self-care in conflict

Part 2: Conflict Resolution Skills and Strategies

The second half of this workshop strengthens participants’ communication skills and examines diverse strategies for engaging conflict, from basic conflict management to transformative and restorative approaches.

During the second half of this workshop we will:

  • Review basic theories to better understand conflict dynamics and recognize opportunities as they arise
  • Practice and increase confidence in communication and mediation skills

 

This workshop requires no prerequisite knowledge or training, and welcomes:

  • Professionals seeking to develop effective mediation and conflict resolution skills for their work
  • Anyone seeking to develop strategies for transforming conflicts in their communities or lives, with particular relevance for teachers, community/youth workers, faith leaders, peacebuilders and mediators

Claire Chou Doran (Development Manager)

Born and raised in the California Bay Area, Claire has ten years of experience providing community mediation and conflict transformation in highly diverse, multicultural communities.  Prior to joining St Ethelburga’s, Claire served as Program Director at the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center in Los Angeles, where she oversaw community mediation and school peer mediation programs with a focus on ensuring access of mono-lingual immigrants to culturally sensitive state-funded conflict resolution services in a diversity of Asian languages.  She partnered with the National Association For Community Mediation (NAFCM) on the Peer Mediators project to develop manuals for teachers wanting to establish peer mediation programs in their schools, and the online train-the-trainer course which drew international participation.

Claire studied Peace and Conflict Studies at UC Berkeley (BA), and International Christian University (MA, honors) in Tokyo as a Rotary World Peace Fellow, holds further certificates in multicultural, community and divorce mediation.  She is a participatory trainer, facilitator, consultant and researcher, and has further interests in feminist peacebuilding, inclusion and diversity, culture, intersectional identity, migration and transnationalism.

 

Concessions discounts are available for students and jobseekers only.  Please send an email to claire.doran@stethelburgas.org with a brief explanation of your circumstances, and attach documentation (i.e. scan of current student ID) as relevant.

We offer additional support to make our courses accessible to diaspora communities, refugees and asylum seekers.  Please contact claire.doran@stethelburgas.org if you fall under any of these categories and are interested in participating in this workshop.