Our next open workshop is to be held on Saturday 11th August 2018 at Selly Oak Quaker Meeting House, Birmingham, from 9:30am to 2:00pm.
"Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means"
- Ronald Reagan - former US President
Handling conflict and navigating difficult conversations are challenges we all face in our personal, community and working lives. Often we come away from such situations realising that we could have handled things better, but not necessarily knowing how to go about improving our understanding and skills.
The good news is that we can all learn the approaches and acquire the skills needed to improve the outcome of a difficult conversation.
Our purpose is to make information widely available by supporting a place where everyone can learn more about dealing with conflict and handling difficult conversations. We do this through the Restoring Relations wiki. Our 'open source' wiki provides a valuable online resource and has information from many sources about how to go about handling conflict and the approaches you can use. We welcome contributions of your knowledge and experience so that others can benefit.
We also run workshops (currently only in the UK). Our workshops provide a safe place where people learn more about approaches to dealing with conflict and practise the skills that help handle difficult conversations.
Our workshops are designed to be flexible so that you get out of the day what is important to you and work in the ways that suit your learning style.
During the day we provide many opportunities to work on handling difficult conversations and practise your skills in a safe environment.
Our workshops focus on what you want to achieve, including:
Prior to a workshop, participants are encouraged to consider difficult conversations they have experienced, or witnessed, and use this as the basis of their learning. For those who prefer not to work from their own experience other scenarios are provided. The Restoring Relations wiki is available for those who prefer to know about the concepts and approaches of handling difficult conversations before the workshop. This is an option, not a requirement.
The main part of the workshop is made up of a number of 30 minute sessions, where participants can work individually, in pairs or threes, or as a larger group. Each session offers three types of learning activity;
As well as running workshops, we maintain a wiki for those interested in understanding and sharing how we can all handle conflict better.
The wiki includes sections on;
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