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We all have conflicts in our lives. Sometimes we just want to sweep them under the rug but the reality is we need to work through them, and doing so often seems daunting. So why not learn from the pros?

Throughout Conflict Resolution Week (Nov 3 to 10) Mediators and Conflict Resolution Enthusiasts will be livestreaming FREE tips and advice on Facebook. Each broadcaster will share inspiring stories and provide valuable takeaways to help you better resolve conflicts in your own personal life. All with the goal of inspiring and equipping you to become your own personal conflict resolution champion.

Register for the live broadcast(s) you want to tune into AND/OR like our Facebook Page to tune in when the videos are shared:

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The Broadcasts

Curiosity: The Cure For Destructive Conflict

Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6:00 PM

Dawson Creek Mediator, Kaitlin Fulton, shares an optimist's opinion on utilizing curiosity as a tool in conflict to engage in a constructive discussion, open more opportunities for resolution, and build a culture of healthy conflict.

Preparing for a Challenging Conversation

Sunday, Nov. 4 at 4:00 pm PST 

Join Amanda Semenoff and C.D. Saint as they explore the 6 things you need in your backpack to turn a challenging conversation into a powerful relationship-building one.

Play your way to healthier conflicts with Zombies!

Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 12:00 PM Noon

Join Vancouver Mediators, Sharon Sutherland and Amanda Semenoff to explore the potential for collaborative games to prevent conflict, strengthen relationships and learn teamwork skills.

Ready or Not?

Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7:00 PM

Fort St. John Mediator, Emily Pos, explains how sometimes timing is everything. Often mediation succeeds or fails on the readiness of parties to engage with each other or their conflict. What does readiness look like and what can help prepare you and your counterpart so you can take on the challenge of conflict resolution.

The Power of Private Conversations

Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 8:00 pm PST

C.D. Saint and Amanda Semenoff discuss the power of keeping a conflict private and confidential to create the space to find real solutions.


My Teenager is Driving Me Crazy! - How to Deal with Parent/Teen Conflict

Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:00 PM

Vancouver Island Mediator, Lori Frank, teaches effective communication techniques for resolving conflict not only with your teen but that you can use with your whole family, friends or even co-workers!

Jet Fuel for Resolving Conflict

Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8:00 PM

Vancouver Mediator, Darrin Hotte, explains how having the right conversation with someone you are in conflict with is superior to any other way of solving things. However, not knowing some key strategies can quickly torpedo your efforts. Find out how to squeeze out maximum value in the shortest amount of time in your next critical discussion.

From the West Bank to the West, banked

Friday, Nov 9 at 8:00 pm PST

Walter Brynjolfson tells stories from his two years living in Bethlehem—in one of the most infamous intractable conflicts—and shares some key takeaways he "banked" from the whole experience. Particularly ones he can use anywhere, even back home in the West, to resolve day-to-day conflicts with friends and family.

Can Fiction Make You a Better Conflict Resolver?

Saturday, Nov. 10 at 12:00 PM NOON

Vancouver Mediator and Lawyer, Sharon Sutherland, highlights how conflict is a central element of most fictional stories, whether novels, films, television series, or even role-playing campaigns and videogames. Studies tell us that varied forms of fictional storytelling can increase empathy – something that many training programs emphasize as a key tool for conflict resolution. Can fiction improve one’s conflict resolution ability? Are there ways in which we can consciously engage with fiction for greater skill development?


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