Start summer (and your pride weekend )off with this introductory training that is self-exploratory and reflects on how conflict impacts our communities, our relationships and our well being. In this training participants are introduced to techniques that enable them to sift through and identify what it is they’re experiencing in situations of conflict and how to use that information to minimize escalation.
Participants will practice developing their emotional intelligence and communication skills. The main goal of this training is about learning to approach conflict with intention and awareness rather than solely with reaction. These are key conflict management tools for anyone doing community oriented work, but also for any and all relationships.
Some things we’ll cover:
-how structural power informs our approaches and reactions to conflict
-how fear and evasion of conflict affects our personal well being, community work and relationships
-various conflict modes and styles
-escalation minimizing language & behaviour
-how alternative dispute resolution is beneficial to our communities & widens the scope of possibilities leading to resolution
Facilitated by Eddie Jude: I’m a white non binary queer who has been doing community frontline work for almost a decade. I’m a conflict management coach, trainer and mediator interested and invested in accessible community education and knowledge sharing. I’m passionate about communication and its ability to minimize the emotional, physical, mental, and financial stress of conflict. To learn more about what I do you can visit my website: www.eddiejude.com
When: Thursday June 21, 2018 6PM - 9PM
Where: The Public Studio 58 Lansdowne Avenue
Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible through its side entrance. The training will take place on the lower level; an elevator will be available to those who need it. The bathroom will be gender neutral. The bathroom is wheelchair accessible but there are no grab bars installed, and the vanity might be too high for some chairs (please inquire if you want exact measurements). There will be no ASL interpretation. Did we miss something? Please email Y29udGFjdCB8IGVkZGllanVkZSAhIGNvbQ==
or Pride Hamilton if you have any accessibility concerns or questions!
Cost: $15-$85 sliding scale (a small deposit is requested to hold your spot, if financially possible, to ensure commitment to the training)
Registration: this training has limited spaces available so to register please email: Y29udGFjdCB8IGVkZGllanVkZSAhIGNvbQ==
with “Toronto Conflict De-escalation Training Registration” in the email subject.
Accessibility Info: The Public’s entrance is at street level, has one 4-inch step with a StopGap ramp; non-automatic double doors, with each door measuring 27 inches wide. Our washroom is single-stall, wheelchair-accessible, gender-neutral, and has unscented handsoap.
This training takes place on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Anishinaabe, Huron Wendat and Mississaugas First Nations. One cannot talk about conflict resolution without acknowledging that we do so on colonized land and where reconciliation continues to take place primarily without the leadership of First Nations communities.