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Political Conflict, Dialogue and Mediation

Mediators Beyond Borders International will host a talk and book signing by Kenneth Cloke on Politics, Dialogue and the Evolution of Democracy: How to Discuss Race, Abortion, Immigration, Gun Control, Climate Change, Same Sex Marriage and Other Hot Topics at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Haaren Hall Bldg, Room 630, 899 10th Avenue between 58th and 59th streets, New York City.

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to Jun 23

Conflict Resolution Consulting: Transforming Organizations Through Leadership, Teams, Coaching, Culture, Systems Design and Changing the Way We Change

Every workplace generates chronic conflicts, yet few organizations have rethought the way they work, or used conflict resolution skills and ideas to prevent and transform the sources of chronic conflict, or examined their organizational communications and “conflict cultures” to discover how their conflicts are generated and reduce their re-occurrence. Fewer still have integrated conflict resolution and coaching, trained leaders as mediators, used conflict resolution principles to inform their change processes, conducted “conflict audits” to reveal where these streams of conflict originate, or designed complex, multilayered, self-correcting systems to improve their capacity for conflict prevention, resolution, and transformation. This workshop will provide a framework for mediators who would like to enter the emerging field of conflict resolution consulting, and learn how to integrate mediation with organizational communication, coaching, team building, leadership development, change management, and conflict resolution systems design. For more information, click here, or contact

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to Mar 18

Conflict Resolution Systems Design

This six day course will be taught at Southern Methodist University in Dallas over two weekends, from Friday March 2, 2018 to Sunday March 4, 2018, and again from Friday March 16, 2018 to Sunday March 20, 2018.  It concentrates on chronic organizational conflicts using the methods of conflict resolution systems design.  Students will participate in analyzing and designing models for responding to systemic conflict by designing interest-based conflict resolution systems.  They will examine the relationship between conflict, leadership and organizational change, and the role of systems in couples, families and social, economic and political systems.  They will learn the sources chronic conflict and the disruptions that accompany phase transitions.  They will discover how facilitation, negotiation, dialogue, and similar conflict resolution skills can be adapted to meet the needs of large-scale systemic change projects, as well as to personal, familial, social, economic, political and environmental conflicts.  They will consider conflict as a system, the emotional and systemic sources of resistance to change, and methods to overcome them.  They will learn how to be the change they want to see in the world, and how to change the way they seek to resolve, transform and transcend the personal, organizational and social conflicts that impact their lives. 

For more information, contact SMU in Plano TX.

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to Feb 24

Spring Mediation Training

This four-day mediation training takes place at the Center for Dispute Resolution in Santa Monica.  Space is limited to 20 people.  The training is facilitated by Ken Cloke and designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced mediators wanting to strengthen their conflict resolution skills.  Classes will take place on February 20 and 21, 23 and 24.  We will begin at 9.30 am and end at around 4.30 pm.   For a flyer describing the training, registration and book list, click here.

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to Oct 8

Mediators Beyond Borders International Congress

Mediators Beyond Borders International will host its 8th Congress at the Peace Palace in the Hague, Netherlands — the International City of Peace and Justice.

"As a celebration of our 10th anniversary we sincerely hope you can join us to work on concrete issues that can contribute to peace. The essence of this working conference is to have an open debate, to engage and encounter and to develop steps that may bring a contribution to peace with a diverse group that usually does not connect."

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to Jun 25

Conflict Resolution Consulting Training

Ken Cloke and Joan Goldsmith will be facilitating a 4-day training at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu (CA) from June 22 to 25, 2017.  The training provides a framework for mediators wishing to enter the emerging field of conflict resolution consulting, and learn how to integrate mediation with organizational communication, conflict coaching, team building, leadership development, change management, and systems design.  The workshop supports the development of new skills in organizational dialogue, leadership, teamwork, and collaborative processes. 

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