By arrangement (please contact us to discuss)
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Offered from a Christian faith perspective, the course will include the following themes:
1. Learn how to recognise and understand conflict, earlier and with confidence: Why does conflict escalate? When is the right time to intervene or ask for help?
We will share what we mean by conflict, and how it ‘looks’ in our churches; we will also begin to explore our different approaches to conflict, and how we respond.
2. Develop your conflict transformation skills: How can you work through disagreements in groups and meetings? Is it possible to lower the level of conflict? Is there a better way to make group decisions?
Encouraging exploration of real life scenarios, we will introduce skills like: how to work constructively with disagreements in groups and meetings; how to ‘lower’ the level of conflict; making good decisions in groups.
3. Further resources: We will offer ideas and pointers for further training, including information about courses, and local/national resources.
This Foundation course is intended for anyone wishing to explore conflict transformation from a faith perspective. It may be especially useful for those in leadership in churches (eg elders, deacons, readers, clergy), but is open to all.
The day will be facilitated by Place for Hope Practitioners, trained as mediators and facilitators.
The Growing Through Change and Conflict Foundation is adapted from an original programme devised by Churches Together in Cumbria.