May 19-24, Lillehammer, Norway
Are you interested in improving your dialogue skills? Are you working on transforming conflicts or preventing its escalation? The Nansen Training in Dialogue and Conflict Transformation is based on our field experiences from more than 20 years of work in a variety of situations, such as Western Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Participants will get theoretical and practical insight on how to use dialogue in field work. You will be introduced to tools for mapping and conflicts analysis, to understand and have a better overview of conflict situations, and to explore entry points and opportunities for conflict transformation.
The training will help participants to identify relationships between parties in conflict, making it easier to build trust between groups and individuals. Participants will practice how to become an active listener and how to pose good questions for a constructive dialogue. Through role play on conflict scenarios, participants will further develop their dialogue skills.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME: How to improve our communication skills. ⎥ Understand the role and potentials of identity in conflict transformation. ⎥ Get a deeper understanding of the nature of conflicts.⎥ Practice conflict mapping for conflict analysis and dialogue facilitation based on concrete conflict cases.
WHO IS THIS FOR? The training is for practitioners using dialogue to transform conflicts or prevent its escalation. It´s for you exploring how to use dialogue on conflicts or creating a space where people can talk about disagreements. You may work in development or humanitarian aid, or education, health, social welfare, gender, youth, social inclusion or migration issues. Participation is limited to 20, based on a competitive selection process, and is gender, age, experience and geographically balanced. The entire workshop is in English.
TUITION FEE: 890 Euro, covering accommodation, meals and one copy of the Nansen Handbook for Trainers in Dialogue and Conflict Transformation. Please note that travel costs and other personal costs are not included.
VENUE: Birkebeiner Hotel, Lillehammer, Norway.
WHEN: 19th-24th of May 2019
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 28th 2019
The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue, based in Lillehammer, Norway has more than 20 years’ of dialogue activities in conflict and post-conflict such as Afghanistan, Western Balkans, Iraq, Kenya, Ukraine, Poland, Colombia and in providing dialogue training for communities and dialogue workers. Visit our website for more information.
Norunn Grande, special advisor: develops and conducts trainings and educational programs in dialogue, peace and conflict. She holds a Cand.polit. degree in Political Sciences and has previously worked as Adviser to the Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO, as a teacher at Follo Folk High School and director of the Norwegian Peace Center and Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue. Norunn Grande is a qualified conflict mediator with the Norwegian Mediation Service.
Chro Borhan, dialogue advisor: conducts trainings and facilitates dialogues. She holds a MA in Administration and Organization Theory from the University of Bergen. She has worked with unaccompanied underage asylum seekers, the Norwegian Social Welfare, human rights projects in the Middle East and at the Directorate of Integration and Diversity in Norway. Chro Borhan is a qualified conflict mediator with the Norwegian Mediation Service, team leader in Help increase the Peace Program (HIPP) and Alternatives to Violence (AVP).
FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS:
“I must say this has been most thought-provoking as well as emotive, and I liked the connecting spirit of the team, which makes this experience a game changer in the work that I do. It has not only sharpened my skills, but it has also broadened my visions of what dialogue dynamics looks like.”
-Mukhtar Abdi Ogle, Department of Strategic Initiatives, Cabinet Affairs, Kenya
“I realized from this course is that in the world we live in today there is no time for dialogue. Dialogue training is really, really important, and that is what I’m going to share with my colleagues.”
-Yaroslava Tulku, Ukraine, International Committee of the Red Cross
“Much of what I’ve learned in the workshop is applicable both to personal life and work setting. Learning about how to preserve people’s dignity in a conflict has been an eye-opener to me.”
-Gasper Gjeluci, Senior Program Officer at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) office in Albania
“Here I felt I was being part of something special, something very well prepared, and I can’t wait to see what I can do with all the things I learned. It has been a great experience.”
-Agata Rzedowska, Poland, Praeceptor Foundation
“I don’t think that there are many other institutions out there creating this kind of non-imposing, non-forceful and yet extremely useful course.”
-Diego Osorio, Canada, international advisor and consultant
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