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Overview of Seminars 2005 - 2006

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Seminar 1

Sept. 2005 19th - 25th

Introduction, organisation of learning process, providing a framework
The first course focuses on building a learning community as well as defining and agreeing on aims for learning in the group. It develops the purposes, assumptions and structure of the training course so that participants will be able to understand and relate themselves to its logic.

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Seminar 2
Nov.2005 19th - 25th

Conflict and conflict analysis
This course unit looks at different aspects of conflict relating to the persons involved, the problem that the conflict is about and to the process that takes place in conflict situations. It will suggest methods which help to analyse and visualise conflicts raging from interpersonal to the internationale level.

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Seminar 3
Jan. 2006 9th - 15th

Communication and faciliation
Dialogue and constructive communication are at all stages of conflict major tools for transformation. This unit looks at different communication patterns and proposes methods to improve skills in empathetic listening, respectful assertive speaking, etc. Furthermore a toolbox of faciliation techniques will be developed.

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Seminar 4
March 2006 11th - 17th

Transforming conflict and nonviolence
Different methods of conflict transformation incluiding conscientisation, nonviolent direct action, negotiation, dealing with prejudice and discrimination as well as working in reconciliation processes will be presented and some of them applied in practical exercises.

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Seminar 5
June 2006 19th - 25th

Practical mediation skills
From among different roles and functions in conflict transformation, mediation will be focused on this unit. The process of mediation will be introduced and practiced step by step.

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Seminar 6
Sept. 2006 11th - 17th

Principles, methods and techniques of training
First experiences with training on nonviolent conflict transformation will take up and developed to look at backgrounds, approaches and design of trainings. The participants will develop their own training programmes for different target groups and practice faciliation of training units in the group.

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Seminar 7
Nov. 2006 13th - 19th

Development of own trainer profile and closure
In this final course unit trainers experiment with and develop own training styles, learn how to adapt contents, methods & instruments to different social and cultural contexts. They discuss and practice intervision techniques and design ongoing learning process for training teams. The course cycle will be formally concluded.

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