Advanced DPC is an opportunity for DPC’ers to practice meditative skills, explore using DPC skills during non-formal mediation sessions (like at a community meeting, in the family living room, etc), we’ll look at a framework for community development, and we’ll explore how to mediate ourselves when we are in situations of conflict and the emotional energy is high.
This training is for certified DPC facilitators who have completed the Dialogue for Peaceful Change mediation program and who are interested in deepening their skills to practice “meditative behavior” and communication as it relates to your family and work. We’ll explore using the DPC skills in workplace and group contexts where conflict is experienced by a variety of people at different times and in different circumstances. Imagine a big community or workplace gathering, church or faith based committee meeting, what happens when conflict erupts around us and within us?
How do you apply DPC methodologies to support transformative change?
We’ll be offering up a DPC community development approach for you to consider and practice. This will be a great chance to enhance and refresh your DPC skills. It will be a chance to also gather with other folks from the DPC family. Don’t worry if you aren’t doing formal DPC mediation, this program isn’t about formal mediation, it’s about using DPC in the contexts in which you live.
Program Cost: $350 ($195 tuition+$155 meals/accommodations)
Local Price: $256 (program cost without overnight, without breakfast)
Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program
Stephen Law, Social Transformation Program Coordinator at Tatamagouche Centre, is an internationally certified DPC Coach who has offered trainings in Northern Ireland, India and North America. Stephen was the past chair of Peace Brigades International and has trained international accompaniers in conflict areas around the world. Stephen has mediated conflicts in community-based organizations, family structures and cooperative social enterprises and offered programming which builds bridges between groups, communities and organizations. Stephen is the author of the novel Tailings of Warren Peace.
Ishbel Munro, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator, has been involved in community development work for over 35 years. She has worked with First Nations, fishermen, women, local development groups and youth, amongst others. Her approach is collaborative – building people’s strengths, self-reliance and hope supporting the development of their own leadership. For 15 years, she was Executive Director of Coastal Communities Network (CCN), a province wide grassroots, non-profit that works to ensure the future of Nova Scotia’s rural and coastal communities. Ishbel is currently the Program Director at Tatamagouche Centre and a member of the Staff Leadership Team that is working to change the Centre from a hierarchal management structure to a collaborative team model.