Deep-Rooted Conflict Seminar

Deep-Rooted Conflict presents widely accepted theories of human identity needs implicated in peace and conflict. These theories provide a framework for getting beneath the surface of conflict to learn what drives the other person or group. Participants will examine the universal nature of underlying conflicts and have an opportunity to work these theories and apply them to conflict situations.

Designed to provide participants with some of the theoretical background to address deep-rooted, identity based conflicts, the seminar will support your confidence to enter into interventions that create lasting, sustainable solutions.

***Please note that to register for this course, you must have completed the TPN-1 module OR equivalent. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

You will become acquainted with:

  • Human identity needs
  • Variables that intensify conflict
  • Underlying concepts behind escalating violence, blaming, scapegoating, and power struggles
  • Underlying concepts behind interethnic and religious conflict, and intranational and international conflict

You will also have the opportunity to apply the concepts to real life conflict situations in the training.

Appreciation is extended to Vern Neufeld Redekop, Ph.D., professor of conflict studies at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, for amassing the concepts of deep-rooted conflict in “From Violence to Blessing: How an understanding of deep-rooted conflict can open paths to reconciliation” that form the foundation of this Seminar.

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