Conflict Engagement for Trainers

Struggling to manage conflict within your training groups? This 2.5-day training, facilitated by Rif Sharif and Rachel Boyd, is aimed at experienced facilitators who want to develop their skills in dealing with conflict between participants in their groups.

During the training you will:

  • Explore and understand your personal responses to conflict
  • Understand your physical response in high stress situations
  • Identify the reason why conflicts arise in your group, and what drives them
  • Practice techniques for “unhooking” yourself from the participants’ conflict

Dates and Times:
Friday 2 August 13:00 – 16.00
Saturday 3 August 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday 4 August 10.00 – 17.00

This training is experiential. You must attend all of the sessions. If you miss any of the sessions, you cannot rejoin the course.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided every day. Please bring your own lunch for Saturday and Sunday. There is also a cafe in the venue.

Friday 2 August: Impact Hub Islington, 27 Dingley Pl, London EC1V 8BR
Saturday and Sunday 3-4 August: St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ

Both venues are wheelchair accessible. The room for Friday is on the ground floor.  You can find a picture of that room here (it is called the Flex space). The room for Saturday and Sunday is on the third floor, accessed by a lift. The toilet is on the same floor. You can find a picture of that room here (it is called the Loft). A schedule with breaks will be added to this site soon. If you have accessibility requirements, please list them in the application form.

To make it as accessible as we can we offer some subsidised places and some free places for our graduates. However, to ensure we can continue to run workshops like this and that those who need it most get lower-cost places, please pay as much as you can.

There is a space on the application form to indicate which kind of place you are applying for. We do not have funding for this training for travel or accommodations support.

£190 – Organisation/individual place
£50-£180 – Subsidised individual place
£0 – Bootcamp graduate place

The Trainers:
Rachel and Rif have over 30 years of mediation and conflict engagement experience between them. They are both trained in the Transformative Mediation model, Facilitative Model and Non-Violent Communication. They have carried out mediation processes extensively with people in neighbour and workplace conflicts; facilitated large group conflicts in housing settings and within activist groups. They have designed and delivered training in community settings, to workers groups, and to activist groups.

In addition, they both practice mindfulness and qi gung/tai chi. And that is where the similarities end!

How to apply:
To apply, please fill out this short application no later than 9am Monday, 8 July. You cannot save the application before you submit it. However, click here for a link to a pdf with a list of all the questions if you would like to preview them.

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