Conflict De-escalation Training for Community Groups & Workers @ The LOST Organization, Hamilton [16 June]

Conflict De-escalation Training for Community Groups & Workers

13:00 - 16:00

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The LOST Organization
148 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3Z3
This introductory training is meant to be self-exploratory as we reflect 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 awareness and communication skills. The main goal of this training is about learning to approach conflict with intention and awareness rather than solely with reaction. Stronger communication skills, emotional intelligence and self awareness are key conflict management tools for anyone doing c...ommunity 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:

When: June 16, 2018 1PM — 4PM
Where: The Lost Organization — 148 Ottawa St N
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 [email protected] or Pride Hamilton if you have any accessibility concerns or questions!

Cost & Registration Information — PLEASE READ ALL!
— Cost: $15-$85 sliding scale (a non refundable 50% deposit is required to hold your registration spot)
— 5 Scholarship spots are available to people with no or minimal income.

This training has limited spaces available so to register please email: [email protected] with “Conflict De-escalation Training Registration” in the email subject. To reserve your spot you will be asked to e-transfer your deposit.

How do I know if I am eligible for scholarship positions or how much to pay? PLEASE read the following on how to determine where on the sliding scale you fall:
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Sliding scale rates are an accessibility tool, please contribute honestly and according to your means.

Land Acknowledgement
This training takes place on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Anishinaabe First Nations. One cannot talk about conflict without acknowledging that we do so on colonized land, where reconciliation continues to take place primarily without the leadership of First Nations communities.
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