Conflict in communities, families and among friends can be painful and conversations about conflict challenging. Would you like more skills for engaging in difficult conversations? This six-week course will help! We will identify conflict types and ways to address conflict. We will explore how our personal and cultural histories impact on our approaches to conflict. Finally, we will practice skills that can support us to move through conflict to understanding and possible resolution.
As this is a new offering, we would like to get a sense of what interests people have in this topic. If you would like to participate, please include a couple of lines about what you hope to get out of the experience on your registration form. This will help us focus the course and manage expectations.
Deborah Conners teaches community engagement and social justice courses in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Carleton University, after earning a mid-career PhD in 2016 and an earlier Masters in Conflict Studies. Her courses, based on adult-learning principles practiced over several decades in community development and consulting work, take a “learning together” approach to frame a dynamic learning experience that is useful to everyone involved.