Applications for the next online training “Dialogue in Conflict” are now open. This comprehensive training will take place over zoom from 14th – 18th of February. We welcome all interested to apply
Dialogue is a way of communicating which aims to deepen and challenge our understanding of ourselves and our relation to “the other”, rather than trying to convince or win others over with arguments and facts. As dialogue creates space for people´s personal thoughts, emotions, experiences, and world views – it enables us to build or rebuild relationships, as well as becoming more honest communicators.
This training is for you who is interested in exploring the potential of dialogue to transform destructive conflicts into constructive opportunities, where everyone is listened to regardless of their background, status, position, or age.
WHEN? 14th – 18th of February, from 1 PM – 5.30 PM CET
WHERE? In zoom
FEE 200 EURO / 50 EURO (students)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1st.
This training is an introductory program and is a composition of topics relevant for applying dialogue as an approach to transform conflicts including tools for communication and conflict analysis. It is a five-day process-oriented course and consists of interactive exercises where the participants bring in their experience from various fields.
The main components in the program are:
Exercises for learning to know oneself and others and building group trust. Focus on the importance of identity in communication and as an entry point to a dialogical approach.
Introduction to the concept of dialogue
Introduction to the NCPD approach to dialogue as a method and platform for change. Further exploration of the concept through exercises where participants are challenged to reflect upon different aspects of a meaningful dialogue process.
Deep listening and the art of asking questions
Introduction to the most fundamental tools in dialogue: deep listening and asking dialogical questions. Through interactive exercises the participants will experience and practice these tools and reflect on how to improve in these important skills.
Tools for conflict analysis
Conflict analysis is the basis for creating a transformative dialogue process. Participants will use examples of conflicts from their own life experiences in practicing and executing the three stages of analysis:
- Mapping of the actors, their relationships and how they influence each other. External and internal factors that are directly or indirectly linked are included in the analysis.
- Analysis of the root causes and the main problem of the conflict.
- The actors’ position, interest and needs.
Dialogue as a tool in conflict transformation
Introduction and reflection about the role of dialogue in a conflict transformation process. This part of the program gives participants insight into conflict transformation theory and how dialogue is embedded in this approach.
Basic understanding of the role of the facilitator
Short introduction to the role of the facilitator. More comprehensive knowledge and practice concerning this role is the subject of our advanced training in Dialogue Facilitation.
Planning a dialogue process
Participants practice the steps and stages of planning a dialogue process based on the conflicts from their group work.
Please note: Since the methodology in the course is process-based, all participants must be present throughout all sessions. Home assignments can be given between the training days
Stay tuned: NCPD´s advanced training in Dialogue Facilitation for 2022 will be held in Lillehammer between 20th – 24th of June. Participation in “Dialogue in Conflict” enables you to apply for this advanced training. Applications will open and be announced on our website soon!