Start your TPN journey ONLINE in 2021!

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

Cost: $1550 + tax
Location: Zoom Online Platform
Time: TBD
Dates: TBD

Discounts:
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)

Our 2021 Schedule of Courses will be posted by October 30th and registration will open that day. To receive the Schedule of Courses by email that day, sign up to our mailing list here.

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.

Upcoming Courses: TPN 2 (Online)

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Trainer: Lorna Lemay
Language: English (this course will also be delivered in French on the same dates, click here for more details)
Pre-requisites: TPN 1 – Becoming A Third-Party Neutral

Cost: $1550 + tax
Location: Zoom Online Platform

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on October 6, 8, 13, 14 and 16.

Discounts:
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)

Click here to register now!

Workshop Overview
Building on TPN 1 as a prerequisite, this module provides intensive training on facilitating groups in conflict and preventing groups from escalating conflict into something non-productive. Key tasks of a facilitator and core skills are taught and practiced. They include such things as creating and effectively using a process agenda, creating and enforcing ground rules, techniques for including all participants, techniques for capturing the ideas of participants and skills for keeping to the process and within the allotted time and dealing with difficult behaviors.

It's no secret that managing a team presents its unique set of challenges: 

  • How can we ensure everyone's voice is heard?
  • How can we best manage difficult behaviours?
  • How do we create a non-judgement and non-threatening atmosphere?
  • How can we meet our mandate while managing the group's needs?
  • How can we use the art of the question to help a group move forward?

Learn how to empower people and groups to manage their differences constructively. 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 and adding your email to our mailing list..

Upcoming Courses: TPN 3 (Online)

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Trainer: Patricia Brady
Language: English
Pre-requisites: TPN 1 – Becoming A Third-Party Neutral

Cost: $1550 + tax
Location: Zoom Online Platform

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on November 2, 4, 6, 10 and 12.

Discounts:
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)

Click here to register now!

Workshop Overview
Building on the mediation introduction in TPN-1, the mediation process is explored at a greater level of detail, through key mediator skills such as conflict analysis, facilitating dialogue, reframing and questioning, maintaining fairness and equity, managing emotions, and stimulating creativity. Participants build skills through a series of role plays, while addressing themes such as power imbalance and cultural differences. Practice is enriched by segments on collaboration and negotiation, conflict resolution approaches, process selection, and understanding motivation. Sample mediation agreements, ethical standards, and affiliations for mediators are also presented

Develop your skills as a mediator and explore the techniques and tools of the mediation process. 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 and adding your email to our mailing list..

Upcoming Courses: TPN 4 (Online)

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Trainer: TBD
Language: English (this course will also be delivered in French on the same dates, click here for more details)
Pre-requisites: TPN 1 – Becoming A Third-Party Neutral, TPN 2 – Developing Facilitation Skills for Groups in Conflict and TPN 3 – Developing Mediation Skills

Cost: $1550 + tax
Location: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on December 1, 3, 7, 9 and 11.

Discounts:
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)

Click here to register now!

Workshop Overview
The course provides a review of the key principles, processes and techniques acquired in the first 3 modules. It also goes deeper into multi-party conflicts and negotiations, co-mediation, conflict styles, human identity needs, and process designs for conflict interventions. Outside experts are also drawn in to share their field experiences working as a Third-Party Neutral.

Share your experiences in conflict resolution, learn from your peers, and embody what it means to be a Third-Party Neutral. 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 and adding your email to our mailing list..

Launch: CICR Online Community

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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! 

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