2018 Graduation Highlights

On November 29th, 2018...

On November 29th 2018, CICR Board Members, TPN Graduates, Trainers, Members and Staff along with their families and friends gathered for the annual graduation ceremony. More than 50 peacebuilders received certificates and celebrated the completion of their TPN journey.

The graduation ceremony also included an inspirational speech by special guest and President of the Rideau Institute, Peggy Mason. Mason has worked in peace & security since 1989. Her contributions to the field include: serving as Canada’s Ambassador for Disarmerment with the United Nations, the development of ground-breaking principles and exercises with NATO on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former fighters in international settings. In addition to Peggy Mason's speech, we also celebrated our surprise Service Award recipient for her dedication to CICR throughout the last few years.

We hope those who attended enjoyed themselves! If you would like to see more photos from the evening, they are posted to our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CICRICRC/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2414250341938472

      

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Start your TPN journey in 2020!

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Trainer: Esther van Gennip
Pre-requisites: n/a (all participants are welcome!)

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)

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Workshop Overview
This introductory course is the prerequisite to all of the other TPN modules. It introduces participants to the spectrum of conflict resolution choices; layers of conflict with an emphasis on deep-rooted or identity-based conflict; core attributes of community-based conflict resolution; ten core principles for being an effective TPN. Through role plays and conflict scenarios participants are introduced to values and beliefs and how they impact on conflict; an introduction to negotiation, conciliation and mediation processes and techniques, including guidelines for mediators, the mediation process and process checklists; and an introduction to facilitation which includes basic group dynamics, positive framing of issues and core skills of a facilitator. The course also includes skill practice around questioning techniques and the positive framing of conflictual issues.

Bring clarity to the pathway from conflict to conciliation by developing your skills as a conflict resolution practitioner. Join the roster of TPN graduates! To find out more about the TPN certificate program, click here. 

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Upcoming Course: TPN 2

 TPN 2 March 2020

Trainer: Lorna Lemay
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)

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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
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. 

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2019 Graduation | December 5

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Date: December 5th, 2019
Location: Amphitheater at Saint Paul University, Ottawa Ontario
Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm (followed by light refreshments and cupcakes in the atrium)
Cost: FREE!

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Agenda
6 pm - Introductory and Welcome Remarks
6:30 pm - A word from the chair of CICR's Board of Directors
6:40 pm - A word from Saint Paul University
6:50 pm - Presentation of certificates to graduates
7:30 pm - A word from Civilian Peace Service Canada, Gord Breedyk & Evelyn Voigt
7:45 pm - Presentation of CICR's Service Award and the Batsinduka Award for Peace
8:10 pm - Guest speaker: Leonel Narváez
8:25 pm - Closing Remarks
8:30 pm - Celebration in atrium

About our Guest Speaker, Leonel Narváez
Leonel Narváez is the founder of Fundacion para la Reconciliacion in Colombia, recognized by the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in 2006 for its significant contribution to peacebuilding in Latin America. Mr. Narváez will share how his experience with violent conflict in Colombia led him to develop the Schools of Forgiveness and Reconciliation, a pedagogical model spread across 22 countries that helps to overcome the subjective factors of violence and to create communities of peace which heal the wounds of conflict and encourage reconciliation. 

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