Sophie Docker - UK Programme development director. Specialist facilitator "Connecting Across Difference", mediator, coach and workshop leader.
Sophie is committed to exploring how we can organise in a way that is inclusive and collaborative using conflict as a driver for change. She works with conflict transformation and dialogue as a facilitator, trainer and mediator. She has a degree in Politics and Economics and a Postgraduate diploma in Law and has trained in Restorative practices, Convergent Facilitation, mediation and Nonviolent Communication. She currently works facilitating Restorative processes and sharing Nonviolent Communication in organisations ranging from large corporations, through social enterprises, prisons and schools, with OpenEdge, Restorative Together and The Restorative Engagement Forum. Her work is about illuminating and transforming the current internal and external domination systems and getting beyond a story of separation.
Additional skills, training and qualifications:
- Registered Practitioner with Restorative Justice Council
- Restorative practices training including: Level 2 RJ; ‘Complex and Sensitive’; ‘Community Forums, Neighbourhood and Schools’
- Registered Certification Candidate with The Centre for Nonviolent Communication with 65 days of international training, including a 10 days on a Power and Privilege intensive and 5 years experience leading workshops focusing on personal, interpersonal and systemic transformation.
- Reconciliation & Peace-building module at Winchester University
- Mediation training for 2 party and group disputes using Dialogue Road Map
- Interpersonal neurobiology training with Sarah Peyton, Empathy Brain
- Training in organisational and participatory systems including Restorative Circles with Dominic Barter and Convergent Facilitation with Miki Kashtan: A decision-making process for organisations and community groups specialising in connecting across difference.
- Participation in a number of conferences, movements and campaigns including; Compassion in Politics, Transition and Reconomy projects, Ctrlshift and various New Economics and wellbeing initiatives.
- Deep explorations of decolonising and the impacts of domination systems and structural racism.
- On going reflective practice engaging with the impacts of structural racism on self and others.