Online realtime Course 4 Sessions – 17 Oct – 7 NOv:
What are we learning about working in the liminal space between conflict and collaboration?
How do we build capacity to be with conflict in creative and generative ways, with kindness and courage at the center?
How can we be and work with the intensity and creative potential of complexity, confusion, and difference?
Conflict like fire can burn, illuminate or transform, depending on we handle it. We explore how to lean in to the fire of conflict and handle it, and each other, with greater respect and care. Leaning in to conflict – including the pain and confusion that often accompany it – and staying with it, can help us learn and connect more deeply with ourselves and each other.
We have all experienced conflict that hurts. So it is natural to react to it by “flight” or “fight.” We are exploring a third way: to “engage” conflict creatively; to forge understanding and cooperation from within it.
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” -M. Scott Peck
We invite you to join this exploration and deepening practice of creative conflict engagement that can help us collaborate better, improve your relationships and ultimately make peace with conflict
In this course we explore:
- What conflict is: looking at it through a personal, interpersonal and systems lens;
- How to slow down our automatic fight/flight responses and engage conflict more mindfully;
- We look at changing our attitudes toward conflict, exploring the necessary role that it can play in our lives and relationships;
- We explore cultivating embodied practices that allow us to be more creative and courageous
- Engaging conflict from the inside out (solo work; and coaching/hosting ourselves and each other)
- Dealing with difficult people (including ourselves) in everyday life
- Mining conflicts for creative disruption
- Conflict through a systems lens: self, group and inter group peacemaking
4 Wednesdays | October 17th, 24th, 31st & Nov 7th | 10.00- 12.00 AM Pacific Time
– Pacific time: 8.00
– Mountain time: 9.00
– East Coast time: 10.00
– UK: 16.00
– Central Europe: 17.00
– Eastern Europe: 18.00
In our online learning environments: Zoom, Facebook, & Beehive Production’s Platform
How much? – Regular price USD 350
- Team discount for teams of 3 or more: 40%
We have priced this course to be as accessible as possible – 100% of the suggested registration fee covers the costs of producing this training.
AND we don’t want finances to get in the way of your participation, so there are alternative financial options in your registration form, including an invitation to contribute more to cover those who can’t pay the full rate.
Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict. – Saul Alinsky
Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them
– Karl Jaspers