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Navigating Conflict: Foundations

Started Feb 19, 2020


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Workshop Details

DATE & LOCATION: Oct 15, Zoom

TIME: 1:00PM- 2:30PM

DESCRIPTION: How do we understand conflict: Is it a bad thing to be avoided? Is it something to be won?

Could engaging in conflict be something besides: An opportunity for learning and insight? A step towards a culture of inclusion and welcoming diversity?

Indeed, because most conflicts emerge from our community’s diversity and multiplicity of views, cultures and experiences, engaging with these conflicts can become the pathway to a deeper understanding of how to live and work with others in more equitable ways.

During this session you will explore ways for understanding conflict, gain insights into power and resistance – our own resistance and how we experience the resistance of others, and some options for engaging in conflict.

During the session, participants will:

  • Complete self-reflection pre-work to set the stage for dialogue
  • Discuss UBC’s Conflict Engagement Initiative
  • Explore how we resist and how we experience the resistance of others, and our options for engaging in conflict
  • Engage in a Q&A opportunity to discuss pertinent and timely needs


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

  • Understand UBC’s conflict Engagement Initiative and its alignment with UBC Strategic Plan
  • Define conflict and identify its structural causes
  • Gain insight into conflict styles, motivations, and the escalation of resistance
  • Identify options for engaging in conflict


Roquela Fernandez, Program Manager, Conflict Theatre

Ashely Moore, Equity Facilitator, Equity and Inclusion Office




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