Lillehammer, Norway, March 2nd – 6th 2020
Do you need tools to analyze and transform conflicts? This training will help you to understand the elements and potentials of dialogue.
The Nansen Training “Dialogue in Conflict” is based on field experiences from more than 20 years of work in a variety of situations, such as Western Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, Poland and Norway.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Participants will gain insight in dialogue for conflict transformation in community, family and daily life. The training will help participants to understand the elements and potentials of dialogue. You will be more aware of how identity affects conflict, and be introduced to tools for analyzing conflicts. Improved communication skills, personal reflection and awareness are also parts of the learning outcome, in addition to becoming familiar with interactive exercises on identity, dialogue and conflict analysis.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Introduction to dialogue and communication ⎥ Exploring the identity of yourself and others ⎥ Introduction to conflict analysis and human needs in conflict ⎥ Mapping conflicts, identifying actors and their positions, interests and needs ⎥ Practicing active listening ⎥ How to ask good questions ⎥ Basic introduction to dialogue facilitation
METHODOLOGY: Be prepared for an interactive and explorative week where we share experiences, give and receive feedback. Small introductions for each topic is followed by activities that challenge you personally and professionally.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This training is tailored for those interested in learning the basics of dialogue and will provide you with a greater insight on how dialogue can build trust and prevent conflicts from escalating. Participants are recruited from a variety of fields within humanitarian and social work, teaching, research and voluntary work. Students, professionals and anyone interested in improving human interactions are welcome to apply.
DATES: March 2nd to 6th 2020. We start on Monday morning, and we encourage everyone to arrive on Sunday.
TUITION FEE: 890 euro covering accommodation and meals, and one copy of the «Nansen Handbook for Trainers in Dialogue and Conflict Transformation».
VENUE: Mølla Hotel in Lillehammer, Norway.
REGISTER BEFORE: January 31st 2020.
ABOUT US: 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.
ABOUT THE TRAINERS:
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.
Norunn Grande, special advisor: Holds a cand. polit. degree in Political Science and has worked as advisor to the Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO. Norunn has worked as a lecturer at Follo Folk High School and director of Norwegian Peace Center and Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue. Currently she develops and conducts trainings and educational programs in conflict transformation, dialogue facilitation and peacebuilding, primarily in Norway and Afghanistan. She facilitates dialogues, makes training material and conducts reviews and evaluations.
Trine Kjær Christensen, dialogue advisor: Holds a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict studies from the University of Oslo, and a bachelor in Social Anthropology. Previously she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Norwegian Defense University College, where she taught cultural understanding and gender in military operations. Trine has previously worked at the Danish Embassy in Ghana, and has done field work in Liberia and in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS:
«The training was an unforgettable experience»
Rebekka Konc (Norway)
«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)
«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)
«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 (Kenya)
«The facilitation was excellent as well as the methodologies»
Anne-Marie Deutschlander (Switzerland)
«I came with high expectations and left with gratitude and satisfaction»
Ståle Sandbekken (Norway)
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QUESTIONS? For further details about the training please contact: email@example.com
For information about other trainings, lectures or workshops, you are welcome to contact us.
PLEASE NOTE: This training is similar to the “Nansen Intensive Dialogue Training”, and is qualifying for participating in the Nansen Training Dialogue Facilitation.
Published: November 25th 2019