2019 AGM & Graduation Highlights

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On November 28th, 2019...
CICR held its Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Institute's annual report was reviewed and elections for the Board of Directors were held.
If you weren't able to attend, here's what you missed:

  • We celebrate 47 Third-Party Neutral graduates in Ottawa on December 5th;
  • We also celebrate 21 Third-Party Neutral graduates from Cree Nation;
  • We received 5,323 hours of volunteerism between CICR and CMO;
  • New trainers have been added to our roster in Canada and internationally;
  • A seed grant was received by CMO from the Ontario Trillium Foundation;
  • We entered into a collaborative agreement with Civilian Peace Service Canada;
  • The TPN 2 manual is in revision, talks have began for development of TPN 5.

In addition to these highlights, six new board members were elected and Gord Breedyk was announced as representative to the board for Civilian Peace Service Canada. We welcome our new board members: Johanne Bourgeois, Johanne Lafleur, Salimah Mitha, Suzanne Foy, Paul Surprenant and Natalie Aline Caron.


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On December 5th, 2019...
CICR Board Members, TPN Graduates, Trainers, Members and Staff along with their families and friends gathered for the annual graduation ceremony. 47 peacebuilders received certificates and celebrated the completion of their TPN journey. The graduation ceremony also included an inspirational speech by special guest and winner of the Batsinduka Award for Peace Leonel Narvaez. We also celebrated our surprise Service Award recipient for her dedication and volunteerism to CICR throughout the last year, Carole Soucis. 

We hope those who attended enjoyed themselves. We wish our graduates all of the success in the world as they pursue their journey as agents of peace.

Upcoming Course: TPN 2

 TPN 2 March 2020

Trainer: Lorna Lemay
Language: English (this course will also be delivered in French on the same dates, click here for more details)
Pre-requisites: TPN 1 – Becoming A Third-Party Neutral

Cost: $1550 + tax
Location: Saint Paul University, Ottawa Ontario

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

Discounts:
Full-time students receive 65% off ($542.50 + tax)
Part-time students receive 50% off ($775 + tax)
Full-time students at Saint Paul University receive 75% off ($387.50 + tax)
Not-for-profits receive 30% off ($1085 + tax)

Click here to register now!

Workshop Overview
Building on TPN 1 as a prerequisite, this module provides intensive training on facilitating groups in conflict and preventing groups from escalating conflict into something non-productive. Key tasks of a facilitator and core skills are taught and practiced. They include such things as creating and effectively using a process agenda, creating and enforcing ground rules, techniques for including all participants, techniques for capturing the ideas of participants and skills for keeping to the process and within the allotted time and dealing with difficult behaviors.

It's no secret that managing a team presents its unique set of challenges: 

  • How can we ensure everyone's voice is heard?
  • How can we best manage difficult behaviours?
  • How do we create a non-judgement and non-threatening atmosphere?
  • How can we meet our mandate while managing the group's needs?
  • How can we use the art of the question to help a group move forward?

Learn how to empower people and groups to manage their differences constructively. Join the roster of TPN graduates! To find out more about the TPN certificate program, click here. 

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Upcoming Course: TPN 3

TPN 3 March 2020

Trainer: Patricia Brady
Language: English (this course will also be delivered in French on the same dates, click here for more details)
Pre-requisites: TPN 1 – Becoming A Third-Party Neutral

Cost: $1550 + tax
Location: Saint Paul University, Ottawa Ontario

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

Discounts:
Full-time students receive 65% off ($542.50 + tax)
Part-time students receive 50% off ($775 + tax)
Full-time students at Saint Paul University receive 75% off ($387.50 + tax)
Not-for-profits receive 30% off ($1085 + tax)

Click here to register now!

Workshop Overview
Building on the mediation introduction in TPN-1, the mediation process is explored at a greater level of detail, through key mediator skills such as conflict analysis, facilitating dialogue, reframing and questioning, maintaining fairness and equity, managing emotions, and stimulating creativity. Participants build skills through a series of role plays, while addressing themes such as power imbalance and cultural differences. Practice is enriched by segments on collaboration and negotiation, conflict resolution approaches, process selection, and understanding motivation. Sample mediation agreements, ethical standards, and affiliations for mediators are also presented

Develop your skills as a mediator and explore the techniques and tools of the mediation process. Join the roster of TPN graduates! To find out more about the TPN certificate program, click here. 

Stay in the loop! For updates join our Facebook Page and mailing list.

Upcoming Course: TPN 4

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Trainer: TBD
Language: English (this course will also be delivered in French on the same dates, click here for more details)
Pre-requisites: TPN 1 – Becoming A Third-Party Neutral, TPN 2 – Developing Facilitation Skills for Groups in Conflict and TPN 3 – Developing Mediation Skills

Cost: $1550 + tax

Discounts:
Full-time students receive 65% off ($542.50 + tax)
Part-time students receive 50% off ($775 + tax)
Full-time students at Saint Paul University receive 75% off ($387.50 + tax)
Not-for-profits receive 30% off ($1085 + tax)

Click here to register now!

Workshop Overview
The course provides a review of the key principles, processes and techniques acquired in the first 3 modules. It also goes deeper into multi-party conflicts and negotiations, co-mediation, conflict styles, human identity needs, and process designs for conflict interventions. Outside experts are also drawn in to share their field experiences working as a Third-Party Neutral.

Share your experiences in conflict resolution, learn from your peers, and embody what it means to be a Third-Party Neutral. Join the roster of TPN graduates! To find out more about the TPN certificate program, click here. 

Stay in the loop! For updates join our Facebook Page and mailing list.

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