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International Training Course for Facilitating Groups in Conflict

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International Training Course for Facilitating Groups in Conflict

Time: July 6, 2010 to July 18, 2010
Location: Neve Shalom
Website or Map: http://www.nswas.org/
Event Type: palestinian-israeli, encounters, peace, building, workshop
Organized By: The School for Peace
Latest Activity: Nov 20, 2009

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Event Description

The aim of this course is to train participants to work as facilitators of groups in conflict using a unique model for facilitation developed at the internationally recognized conflict management program at School for Peace at Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam in Israel. Participants will also experience the facilitation method by being a participant in a facilitated group, learn the theory that drives this method of facilitation and practice facilitating groups in conflict using the method.

This course is highly interactive, integrating three distinct components: (1) experiential group process, an experiential-based workshop in which participants go through the dynamic process of being an actual group in conflict; (2) theoretical knowledge, learning about various theoretical models of group facilitation, paying particular attention to working with participants involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and (3) practical training, preparing participants to begin facilitating groups in conflict.

Learning Objectives:
1.Participants will learn to explain the unique facilitation method at the School for Peace at Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam.
2.Participants will learn to identify the differences between the SFP’s unique facilitation method and other methods.
3.Participants will learn to understand basic theoretical concepts of group facilitation.
4.Participants will learn to analyze the process for facilitating groups using this model.
5.Participants will learn to relate how this model may be used for facilitating national groups engaged in deep-seated conflicts.
6.Participants will learn to construct a plan for how to implement an encounter between groups in conflict.
7.Participants will learn to conduct mock facilitation between parties in conflict.
8.Participants will learn to critically reflect on the facilitation process and improve communication skills.
9.Participants will become more aware of bias and treatment of others.
10.Participants will explore ways this facilitation model may be used in other parts of life experiences.

Course Components:
Part A: Dialogue - an experiential intensive inter-group workshop (4 days, 8 hours a day)
Part B: Analysis - a view of the groups’ process
Part C: Learning - lectures on group process theories in the context of conflict groups
Part D: Peer facilitation - acquiring skills through practical experience
Part E: Encounter with the Israeli reality – a tour

Fees -$2,500
The fees include: The whole program, learning materials, accommodations, (two in a room, for a single room there is an additional fee of 400$), use of the community swimming pool and three meals a day between July 6 and July 18, 2010. The fee does not include airfare, travel from airport, insurances, and extras)

Please send your c.v. and a short paragraph explaining your interest in the training.

For Registration and questions:
Ahmad Hijazi: ahmad@nswas.info
Ruan Suleiman: intern.sfp@nswas.info

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Comment by Rivka on November 20, 2009 at 4:28pm
Might be interesting if foks from the WB and Gaza could get into Israel for this.

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