Conflict Resolution Skills: Mediation and Dialogue (CRS)

Conflict Resolution Skills: Mediation and Dialogue (CRS)

Paulo Baleinakorodawa (Fiji) and Wendy Kroeker (Canada)

Prerequisite: Introduction to Conflict Transformation or Fundamentals of Peacebuilding or an equivalent course or experience

This course will explore the theory and practice of different conflict resolution methods with an emphasis on mediation and dialogue. Sessions on mediation will focus on the conceptual framework, process and practice of mediation in both interpersonal and group contexts. Discussions on dialogue will explore frameworks, tools and applications for interpersonal and group/community conflicts. Participants will also learn techniques and skills of facilitation and relationship-building in inter-group conflicts as a method of nonviolent conflict resolution and transformation. Teaching methodologies will encompass large and small group discussions, role plays, interactive exercises, and case analyses.