A workshop consists of 8 to 15 people, and is led by 3 or 4 trained volunteer facilitators.
- It involves 6 sessions, usually of 3 hours each.
- Strict confidentiality is required of everyone.
- Within this safe space, real everyday conflicts are examined, discussed and role-played.
- The workshop activities encourage the self-esteem of everyone there, and create an atmosphere of trust and co-operation.
- Listening and communication skills are developed
- The workshops are fun!
For over 35 years, the Alternatives to Violence Project has been running these 3-day workshops on ’Handling Conflict’. The workshops, which have Quaker roots, began in prisons, were soon extended to communities, and now operate in over 40 countries.