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Conflict Theatre Summer Seminar Series

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Workshop Details

DATES: July 23, July 28 & July 30

TIME: 12:00-2:00PM

LOCATION: Zoom

 

DESCRIPTION

This is a three-part seminar series hosted by Conflict Theatre @UBC.

Join a diverse cohort from across UBC to learn more about the history and offerings of Conflict Theatre. Together, we will explore barriers to communicating authentically and productively during workplace conflict, and then rehearse new strategies.

ACT I: July 23- Roots and Pedagogy

Pre-work: Before the session, participants will complete a short self-reflection to set the stage for the series.

During the session, participants will:

  • Explore the history and pedagogy of Theatre of the Oppressed
  • Learn about the work of Conflict Theatre @UBC
  • Discuss conflict through a systemic lens
  • Engage in a Q&A opportunity

ACT II: July 28- Playing with Conflict

Pre-work: Before the second act, participants will reflect on their own lived experience of workplace conflict and identify potential barriers to authentic and productive communication.

During the session, participants will:

  • Observe a Conflict Theatre performance
  • Identify drivers of conflict within an in-progress conflict
  • Practice new strategies by volunteering to perform in the conflict play (optional*)
  • Analyze strategies for authentic and productive communication

*Note: No acting experience required – It’s exactly like having a conversation, and the Joker (facilitator) will support your entry into the scene. No pressure -- everyone is welcome to participate at their own comfort level.

ACT III: July 30 - Insight Conflict

During the session, participants will:

  • Share stories of conflict
  • Explore the internal experience of conflict from multiple perspectives
  • Analyze fears and desires and consider their role in conflict
  • Practice new strategies by volunteering to interact with internalized voices (optional*)

*Note: No acting experience required – It’s exactly like having a conversation, and the Joker (facilitator) will support your entry into the scene. No pressure -- everyone is welcome to participate at their own comfort level.

Post-work: At the end of the series, participants will reflect on their experience and learning during our time together.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this seminar series, participants will be able to:

  • Display a deeper understanding of conflict
  • Approach conflict with curiosity and openness
  • Respond productively and authentically during difficult conversations
  • Demonstrate increased awareness of self, others, and context while in conflict

AUDIENCE

This session is designed for all UBC faculty, staff, and student staff who want to experience the unique approach and offerings of Conflict Theatre @UBC.

INSTRUCTORS: Professor Tom Scholte

Prof. Tom Scholte is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film as well as Faculty Lead of Conflict Theatre @ UBC. His research and practice in the realm of conflict involves the application of systems theory to modes of experiential learning based in the Theatre of the Oppressed.

CONTACT US

 

If you have any question, please write to conflict.theatre@ubc.ca

 

 

KEYWORDS:  VRPTGY, ONCS, VRRNSE, BD, CTET, PLDT

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