The Power of Conflict

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
Working in the education field often implies managing conflict within groups, students, teachers and other actors.
Teachers, trainers and practitioners sometimes struggle to deal with conflict and this can lead to very compromised situations that may prevent learning from happening and damage the relationships among group members.
This kind of cases can affect both the group and the teacher/facilitator in very negative ways, even causing emotional and psychological disturbance and stress.
Thus, the course “The power of Conflict” aims to support participants in order to help them learn how to approach conflict differently by providing them with knowledge and tools that will enable the understanding of all the dimensions of conflict as well as the learning on how to manage, solve and transform it into an opportunity.

Learning outcomes:
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize, analyse and evaluate how they deal with conflict.
  • Define the meaning of conflict.
  • Recognize the dimensions of conflict, as well as how they relate to each other.
  • Implement different tools and methods to identify, manage and transform conflict.
  • Understand and raise awareness of how conflict can influence group dynamics and the emotions of those involved.
  • Apply the acquired knowledge in their daily and professional lives by implementing critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills to deal with real conflict cases.
  • Boost personal and professional development.

The mentioned learning outcomes are strongly connected to the Goal 4: Quality Education of the Sustainable Development Goals strategy, as they aim to improve the skills and knowledge of the professionals in regards to conflict so that they can better support the learning experience of the learners and positively impact the learning environment itself and all those working in it.

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : A C1 level of English would be optimal. Participants with a B level can also be accepted as this course is mainly an experiential learning course in which it is not necessary to use technical jargon.
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Teachers and education professionals

  • General prerequisites :

    Interest in learning about conflict management. Previous experience working with groups and facilitating, training or teaching.

  • Maximum number of participants : 25
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 06.03.2022 - 13.03.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 03.07.2022 - 10.07.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 13.11.2022 - 20.11.2022 - To be confirmed

Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).

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