Working in Conflict - Training Retreat

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Working in Conflict - Training Retreat

Training in conflict sensitivity & analysis, adaptive programs & policies, & wellness practices for stress & trauma - for aid professionals

By Adapt Peacebuilding

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Majorca (Address will be provided to registrants) 07310 Illes Balears Spain

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About this event

The Working in Conflict course provides participants with conceptual knowledge and practical skills for ‘conflict sensitivity,’ enabling them to identify and manage harm that their programs and policies might cause, and support opportunities for their work to contribute to more peaceful local conditions. The course is complemented by training in mindfulness competencies, which supports the well-being and resilience of staff in dynamic and pressurised work environments.

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This 5-day course is designed for professionals of all levels, from across the globe, from NGOs; government, development and aid agencies; and the UN system. The course includes two online/live Zoom modules and 5-day in-person training in Mallorca, Spain, 26-31st March, 2023.

The course combines case-based learning exercises, lectures and facilitated discussions on peace and conflict theory, and in-class group exercises that are grounded in the facilitators and participants’ own experience in conflict settings. Participants will learn and apply analytical and planning tools to their own cases and are encouraged to draw on their own experience in group discussions. The course takes a holistic approach to learning that combines classroom activities with time spent in nature, movement-based learning activities, rest and recuperation time, and healthy and delicious food. This holistic approach rebalances our nervous system and enables us to better connect with others, foster personal resilience, and access more creativity, energy, and potential to absorb learning.

Tentative agenda:

Module 1: Working in & with Conflict

Understand professional and personal implications of working in conflict.

Understand the meaning of peace, violence and conflict, and the implications working in versus on conflict

Module 2: Conflict Sensitivity & Analysis

Have fundamental knowledge of conflict sensitivity and how to apply it to the context.

Understand STEP 1 of Conflict Sensitivity; tools and practices to understand the context

Module 3: Understanding how our interventions interact with the context

STEP 2: Analyze the interaction between an intervention and context.

Deep dive into your intervention and its critical details

Module 4: Developing Options & Program Adaptation

Set priorities and strategies for adapting your intervention to ensure you are causing no harm, and working to support sustaining peace.

Understand key challenges to implementing conflict sensitivity/conflict sensitivity dilemmas and have developed initial strategies to counter these challenges.

Developing your own action plan to implement conflict sensitivity in your context

Module 5 : Foundations in Community Resilience

Learn about the biology and neurophysiology of trauma, stress and resilience as well as practice simple biologically based wellness skills, which can help reset and stabilize the nervous system.

All participants receive a certificate of completion to verify their successful participant in this training.

This training is designed and led by Adapt Peacebuilding - a leading expert in conflict sensitivity with peacebuilding programs in Myanmar and Colombia. We have led and developed the design and facilitation of UNSSC’s course on Conflict Sensitivity, have worked for CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, and lead conflict sensitivity training for numerous organizations including USAID, International Alert and the OSCE.

The retreat location, La Serania, is nestled in a valley amidst ancient olive groves in Mallorca’s Tramontana mountains. In late March the temperatures are pleasant at around 18C/65 F (with cooler nights), which is perfect for spending time each day outdoors and enjoying an evening in front of the fireplace. The location provides tastefully designed rooms, spacious learning areas, walking areas, a fireplace, a swimming pool, and breathtaking views all around.

Fee information:

2500 Euro. (+ for single room)This includes a 5-day, expert-led, interactive training course and all course materials; 2 virtual convenings before and after the training; double room occupancy in beautiful accommodations; delicious and healthy meals - 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners; daily yoga and other outdoor activities; and a Certificate of Completion. Group rates are available. Travel costs are excluded.

How to register & pay- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

1) Eventbrite will charge you the 500 Euro for the deposit/ registration fee

2) Adapt Peacebuilding will send you the link to complete your registration form

3) Upon completion, you will receive an invoice for the remaining program balance

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