From OpenEdge's varied, global experiences of conflict work we are clear that positive and transformative engagement with any conflict (e.g. interpersonal, organisational, environmental, economic, armed conflict), as well as any attempts to build new ways for human co-existence, require a change in how we perceive and relate to conflict.
We also know that we do all have the capacity to be conflict literate and walk forward into conflicts and challenges with confidence, grace, wisdom and artistry, with enthusiastic understanding that conflicts can actually serve us!
At OpenEdge we relate to conflict as:
From this understanding, we offer:
Through participatory activities for connection, reflection and learning, we offer a selection of key focuses, such as
We invite you to reach for your courageous reflective self, break the violence cycle, learn to be multi-partial, sit in the beauty of unmet needs, and come and transform your relationship with conflict, with OpenEdge's experienced team of scholar-practitioner-explorers!
If 'conflict is an inherently, essentially emotional process’, then it is hugely important to pause and consider emotions in the role that they play in the generating and sustaining of conflict, as well as, crucially, in processes of creative conflict transformation.