Would you like to enhance your skills to facilitate dialogue sessions professionally or in your community? Our trainings are based on field experiences from more than 20 years of work in a variety of situations, such as Western Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine and Norway.
16-20th of December, Lillehammer, Norway
This training is designed to provide tools to deal with complex situations of tension and disagreement. You will be trained in facilitating dialogue between parties in conflict, and also in facilitating larger meetings, such as public meetings or parent meetings in schools.
The participants’ own experiences are actively used, and we work individually with each one. You are given good opportunities to improve as a facilitator. We are practicing through role play.
- You gain in-depth knowledge and skills as a facilitator
- Practice listening actively and asking the good questions
- Knowledge of creating a safe and trusting dialogue room
- Gain skills in leading a group dialogue with good, inclusive conversations in various settings
- Tools to deal with challenges in a complex dialogue situation
- Practicing dialogue facilitation, receiving and giving feedback
- How to handle opponents and sensitive topics
- The importance of trust and time in a dialogue process
- Practical exercises and theoretical knowledge in facilitating dialogue in different contexts
- How to ensure inclusion and equality in larger meetings
- The art of asking the good questions, free of accusation, hidden agenda or prejudice
- Active listening
DATES: Monday 16th to Friday 20th of December 2019
We start on Monday morning, and we encourage everyone to come on Sunday December 15th.
TUITION FEE: 870 euro covering accommodation and meals.
VENUE: Birkebeiner Hotel in Lillehammer, Norway.
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Who should attend?
The training is tailored for those who are interested in learning dialogue facilitation. If you have previous experience in applying dialogue in your professional or voluntary work, or have attended a Nansen Basic Dialogue Training or similar, you are welcome to apply. Participation is limited to 20. Full attendance is required. The participants will receive a certificate for the completed training.
About the trainers:
Norunn Grande, special advisor: Holds a cand.polit. degree in Political Science and has worked as Adviser to the Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO. Norunn has worked as a teacher at Follo Folk High School and director of the Norwegian Peace Center from 2001 to 2010. When the NCP merged with Nansen Dialogue in 2010 she stayed on as director for the NCPD from 2010 to 2011. She develops and conducts trainings and educational programs in dialogue and peacebuilding, primarily in Norway and Afghanistan.
Christiane Seehausen, senior advisor: A trained nurse with a bachelor’s degree in Multi-cultural understanding and further studies in organizational leadership, pedagogy, coaching and development. Christiane has worked as a director for an integration centre for refugees, and has developed an education program in cultural competence in cooperation with Eastern Norway Research institute and Inland Norway University for Applied Sciences. She has developed and implemented dialogue trainings in Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, and is facilitating dialogues in different contexts in Norway.
Chro Borhan, dialogue advisor: Holds an MA in Administration and Organization Theory from the University of Bergen with further education in urban planning and impact assessment. She has previously worked with e asylum seekers, the Norwegian Social Welfare, human rights projects in the Middle East, and as minority advisor at the Directorate of Integration and Diversity in Norway. Chro is a qualified conflict mediator with the Norwegian Mediation Service, team leader in Help increase the Peace Program (HIPP) and Alternatives to Violence (AVP). She works with developing training programs in dialogue and conflict transformation, and facilities in dialogues.
CONTACT: For further details about the training please contact: email@example.com
The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue is an international meeting point for dialogue work and conflict management. We conduct trainings and facilitate dialogue, and our experience includes the Western Balkans, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Iraq, Colombia and Poland. In Norway we offer education for municipalities, schools and organizations.
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Published: Sept 6th 2019