Wisdom from Seminary – Year 2

Wisdom from Seminary – Year 2

In our April Second Year Seminary weekend, we explored tools to help us more skillfully be and deal with conflict.

Students had the opportunity to explore which of five styles of approaching conflict - collaboration, competition, compromise, accommodation, avoidance - they most typically engage in, as well as learning to distinguish between the position (or demand) a person presents in a conflict and the deeper interest (or need) being expressed through that position.

They also had engaged in a practical exercise using tools from the Non-Violent Communication/Compassionate Communication model to work with and open to the possibility of transformation and healing in a conflict situation in their own life.