Conflict Management Training

The ACCORD Conflict Management Series is a set of three-day courses that aim to provide an overall understanding of conflict and conflict analysis, and to impart the skills to become an effective conflict resolution practitioner.

For over ten years, ACCORD have been active throughout the African continent building capacity in government, business and civil society to transform destructive conflicts and build security.

These training courses draw on our accumulated experience. Conflicts have become more complex, whether inter-personal, organisational, inter-group or inter-state in nature – complicated by issues of technology, power relations, access to economic resources, gender, race and ethnicity. Complexity brings with it the challenge to resolve multi-faceted conflicts, and demands creativity and extraordinary insight.

ACCORD attempts to bring African solutions to the African challenges that we face. While attempting to keep abreast of international trends, we are very conscious also of our African perspective. We make a point of using African methodologies, resources and experience within our training approach.

Who are the Courses For?

Conflicts are diverse and complex, and constantly changing – creative strategies to combat them involve accessing many different approaches and insights. We promote a collaborative approach to dispute resolution, and we like to maintain diverse, interesting groups in our training sessions.

Are you are a trainer or community facilitator, an organisational consultant, a lawyer or land-claims judge? Are you a corporate HR officer, an industrial relations student, a teacher, a government administrator, a business executive or doctor? These courses are for you!

What Will You Gain Out of Participating?

Conflict will become de-mystified. You will understand how conflict cycles work – what their root-causes are and how to take a conflict apart in your mind and work out what is going on.

You will also gain skills to intervene in a conflict that you will be able to practice and use in your own environment, whether you deal with personal, business, legal or community conflicts.

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