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A Process-Oriented Approach to Conflict Facilitation

A Process-Oriented Approach to Conflict Facilitation
November 17, 18 Vancouver

Professional and Personal Development for students, therapists, organization members, facilitators, managers, business and political leaders, and anyone who would like to have a better relationship with conflict in their lives.

Conflict is natural and, with effective facilitation, can bring us closer to ourselves and each other, while giving us access to new information and potential solutions. Process-Oriented approaches to conflict facilitation are based in awareness training, and the ability to track signals inside one's self as well as from others and groups.

Interpersonal conflict is an inevitable and basic human experience, and is generally a challenging one. It's in our bodies, our relationships, families, work settings, organizations and the world. In the role of group leader, conflict in groups and teams is often even more complex, and can feel overwhelming. Most people and groups are conflict avoidant, and stall when polarities emerge: we tend to give up, give in, leave or get entrenched. These responses, depending on the context, are intelligent, but not as constants. The results from unaddressed conflicts are predictable: relationships suffer while innovation, risk-taking and motivation decline. Conflict is a source of insight, resolutions, healing and innovation. Leaders, managers and facilitators are key to unlocking the positive potentials within the fires and heat of difference and polarization. We need to learn more about how to sit in the fire of conflict while staying cool enough to hold awareness and remain able to facilitate.

This program will offer training and practice in working with conflict using process oriented methods which is an awareness-based paradigm.

This program will focus on:
Deep Democracy – holding and valuing one's own side, other's sides, all sides
A four-phase model of conflict
Working with accusations/criticism
Rank and Power patterns and dynamics
Tracking Feedback signals
Using Framing as a facilitation tool
Developing our eldership as facilitators
Conflict in relationships, groups, and organizations

DATES: November 17,18 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
AT: Green Thumb Theatre, 5560 McKinnon St, Vancouver
FEES: Student $200 Earlybird til Nov 3: $270 After Nov 3: $295
REGISTRATION: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3579064

Learning Outcomes
Increase your abilities to:

Create a learning environment of safety, connection and openness.
Use a communication style that acknowledges diversity, maximizes emotional intelligence, and minimizes misunderstanding.
Accurately track the energies and signals of your group and its participants.
Make precise interventions: redirecting, encouraging marginalized voices, challenging, questioning, requesting, clarifying, and setting boundaries.
Unfold and access the positive potential that conflicts and differences bring.
Understand and work with the presence of rank and power issues.
Use framing as a facilitative tool.
Stay 'on track' and follow the in-the-moment dynamics of your groups to allow emergence/surprise/transformative events to occur.

Course Features

A balance of theory and practice.
An emphasis on active experiential learning.
Handouts as an ongoing resources.
Relevant: apply exercises to use your existing professional and personal situations and dynamics.
Feedback from instructor and participants.

Area of Focus

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