Conflict Icebergs is a leaderful organising tool allowing us to understand conflicts and find empowering perspectives within them.
These resources from the Pathways to Repair project discuss the challenges of navigating relationships and resolving conflicts within communities, highlighting the need for pathways to repair and reduce harm.
Videos and overviews of group norms and social identity within the context of understanding conflict between groups.
A strategic framework for activists, peacebuilders, and organizers working to transform violent conflict and advance a just peace.
People Power, Civil Resistance and Nonviolent Action NVA Trainers and Facilitators – Lists of training activities from Beautiful Trouble.
Security & safety practices, Verbal De-escalation, Office and Organizational Safety, and Security for events and actions by Vision Change Win.
Understand when to talk and when to fight with this model for talking about conflict, negotiation and resistance.
Review of the booklet We Will Not Cancel Us – And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice by adrienne maree brown. Discusses transformative justice approaches as an alternative accountability measure to ‘canceling’ individual harm-doers.
This article introduces some of the key concepts of transformative justice and provides links to a wide array of resources. Transformative justice describes a systems approach to identifying root causes of conflict and responding to these as a community.
Training resources by Pt’chang for practical ways to intervene in violence, to transform conflict and to build peace.
Resource for activists engaged in work for peace including practical ways to intervene in violence, to transform conflict and to build peace.
Strategic questioning is a powerful tool for social change which helps people discover their own strategies and ideas for change.
Giving and receiving feedback is a core skill for people engaged in social change projects. These slides and related text outline what can maximise or minimise the effectiveness of feedback and useful phrases.
Consensus is a nonviolent decision-making process that aims to create the best possible decision for the group. The input and ideas of all participants are gathered and synthesized to arrive at a final decision that is acceptable to all. Through consensus, we are not only working to achieve better solutions, but also to promote the growth of trust and respect within the group.
Making collective decisions and navigating conflict and are core activist skills. Conflict is usually viewed as an impediment to reaching agreements and disruptive to peaceful relationships. However, it is the underlying thesis of Consensus that nonviolent conflict is necessary and desirable.
Navigating conflict is a core activist skill. These tips from peacebuilding have the potential to depolarise and de-escalate tense and challenging situations. This is an excerpt from the Nonviolent Community Safety and Peacebuilding Trainers’ Manual which is also available for download on the Commons.
Many conflicts get worse than they actually need to be because the participants lose control of themselves and retreat into self-reinforcing patterns of attack and counterattack. Here are some suggestions, drawn from the literature of conflict resolution and psychotherapy, that can be used to de-escalate conflicts.
‘Feedback’ is a communication to a person or a group which gives that person information about how they affect others. It is important to be able to give feedback in such a way that people can hear it, take it in, evaluate it, and change behaviour which affects their relationship with others.
Learn about the three major approaches to peace identified by Johan Gultung: peacekeeping, peacemaking, peacebuilding.
Facilitators help a group to get where it needs to go, whether the focus of a gathering is information sharing, discussion, generating creative options, making decisions, team building or planning for action. Here are some tips and tricks for facilitation, to help you get the most out of your next meeting.