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Dear CICR friends, members, and practitioners, 

I wanted to take a moment to connect with you as we try –individually and collectively– to respond to the unprecedented challenges of this pandemic. COVID-19 has caused extraordinary disruption to work, personal lives and ways in which we connect with our family, friends, colleagues, elders and communities. I need you to know that CICR is thinking of you, and hope you are well and safe.

To navigate this tumultuous time, many of us have been compelled to go inward: finding creative ways to be with ourselves and our families, to collaborate and communicate with others, and be in constant ‘learning mode’ that requires adaptability, openness, patience, compassion and a re-examination of our individual and collective purpose. As well, our definition of space has changed: the virtual space has now become a place for real social connections and new partnerships. There’s no going back, and there’s no waiting for a ‘new normal’... because we, as members of the global community, have already evolved. 

As well, today’s uncertainties have brought out the best in people who are contributing to reshape the global community through daily acts of creativity, generosity and solidarity. Our conscience is expanding: we now acknowledge, more than ever, that we must embrace everyone to be able to move forward. This renewed sense of interdependence, reciprocity, inclusion and compassion captured by the South African concept of ubuntu gives new meaning and purpose to our communities. Among the call for learnings –wisdoms– that we are invited to answer, is our ability to ask for help, to offer support, to accompany each other, to take care of ourselves, our families, our elders, our communities and of our planet.

CICR is also experiencing a period of self-reflection and transformation. Its team (staff, trainers, Board of Directors) is re-examining ways in which it is fulfilling its role and mandate to better serve the community of conflict resolution, ADR and peace practitioners. For example, CICR is exploring new virtual ways for our graduates to connect, share learnings and resources and, expanding its reach to and impact on the local and global community. 

This is why we invite you to help us nurture the emergent CICR Community online, where we will come back to you in the following weeks with webinars, workshops and virtual communities of practice. Start here:

I also have to inform you that in light of the pandemic, CICR is postponing in-person workshops that were to be held in May and June. Registered participants will be contacted as our course schedule changes and the most up-to-date information will remain available on this link. Do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to providing an informative and fun interactive social and learning experience! 

1-Day Intro to Conflict Resolution | May 14, 2021

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Date: May 14th, 2021
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom Online

Iman Ibrahim

Pre-requisites: n/a (all participants are welcome!)
Cost: $300 + tax

Students (full-time and part-time) receive 50% off ($150 + tax)
Not-for-profits receive 30% off ($210 + tax)

Click here to register now!

Workshop Overview
This one-day English workshop is ideal if you want to be better equipped next time you are faced with a conflict in your organization, work or community without having to take much time away from your schedule. It is also a great refresher if you have taken some of our training in the past! 

 This workshop will explore :
- The nature, layers and dynamics of conflict
- Values, beliefs and stereotypes and how they impact conflict
- Underlying and deep-rooted sources of conflict
- 5 principles of neutrality in resolving conflict
- 4 generic steps in the resolution of conflict

Learn the methods and techniques of the conflict resolution process and participate in interactive role plays. To find out more about the TPN certificate program, click here. 

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Start your TPN journey ONLINE in 2021!

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Trainer: Esther van Gennip
Language: English
Pre-requisites: n/a (all participants are welcome!)

Cost: $1550 + tax
Location: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Upcoming Courses:
February 1 to 11, 2021 - click here to register
May 31 to June 10, 2021 - click here to register

Full-time students receive 65% off ($542.50 + tax)
Part-time students receive 50% off ($775 + tax)
Full-time students at Saint Paul University receive 75% off ($387.50 + tax)
Not-for-profits receive 30% off ($1085 + tax)

Workshop Overview
This introductory course is the prerequisite to all of the other TPN modules. It introduces participants to the spectrum of conflict resolution choices; layers of conflict with an emphasis on deep-rooted or identity-based conflict; core attributes of community-based conflict resolution; ten core principles for being an effective TPN. Through role plays and conflict scenarios participants are introduced to values and beliefs and how they impact on conflict; an introduction to negotiation, conciliation and mediation processes and techniques, including guidelines for mediators, the mediation process and process checklists; and an introduction to facilitation which includes basic group dynamics, positive framing of issues and core skills of a facilitator. The course also includes skill practice around questioning techniques and the positive framing of conflictual issues.

Bring clarity to the pathway from conflict to conciliation by developing your skills as a conflict resolution practitioner. Join the roster of TPN graduates! To find out more about the TPN certificate program, click here. 

Stay in the loop! Join our growing online community by clicking here. See updates by joining our Facebook Page.


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