Conflict Resolution Practitioner, Canada
Since taking the TPN courses at CICR I have participated in hundreds of different trainings and from my point of view, the conflict resolution training program developed through CICR remains far and above the best and most memorable and the one on which I have based the development of my own trainings and work
Bosnia & Herzegovina
I can still clearly remember taking the TPN1 training of CICR in Banja Luka in 1998. Nowadays, as a member of the Board of Association of Mediators in Bosnia and Herzegovina and a mediation and conflict resolution trainer, having worked with about 2000 people from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Macedonia I can say the CICR training and experiences that followed shaped my professional but also private life the best possible way.
The training I received at CICR was the beginning of a wonderful future. Their staff was not only professional, but also friendly and approachable. It was a learning experience, which has been beneficial to both my professional and personal life.
Brilliant program, I have never in my student career encountered such an interactive course. I experienced great personal growth and broke through a lot of barriers I had created for myself.
TPN helped me understand how to intervene in conflicts in an impartial manner and learn to ask the right questions then let the parties be responsible for the content and the outcome rather than presenting my own solutions to the problem. It’s a practical and an effective approach that applies to both personal and work situations. I worked in humanitarian organizations in Syria in Homs, Hamah and other cities, used the non-violent communication methodology and saw the suffering of the people, and therefore, I strongly feel the need to go back and help once I equip myself with the necessary skills. I started the TPN journey and intend to continue. My hope is to use these skills and CICR’s community-based approach to create a functional and peaceful co-existence among all the parties involved in the Syrian conflict by working with grass-root groups and communities. CICR transformative approach is very effective because it can be applied on various scales from families, communities, and up to the state level.