Facilitating Through Conflict

How can conflict be used as opportunities for trust building and growth?


Thursday, October 3, 2024

Starting At: 9:00 AM


Alaska Humanities Forum Offices

421 W. 1st Ave. Ste 200, Anchorage, AK 99501


Taylor Strelevitz


How can conflict be used as opportunities for trust building and growth? Join the Alaska Humanities Forum for a half day workshop to discover the answer together.

The Alaska Humanities Forum trains discussion facilitators to lead conversations about vital issues and ideas across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These discussions help build strong relationships within organizations and among communities.

Over breakfast and lunch, you will reflect on your own relationship with conflict in order to better understand how to best intervene as a facilitator. All participants will have the opportunity to practice facilitating through conflict and receive feedback from trainers and other participants.

Our communities are increasingly in conflict over topics ranging from housing and food insecurity to racism to education to LGBT rights. It is more important now than ever to host opportunities for community members to explore complex topics and talk across differences. Knowing that conflict is natural, inevitable, and likely on topics of importance, how do we move through conflict with compassion and integrity?

This workshop is designed for experienced facilitators who are looking to strengthen their ability to guide groups through moments of heightened conflict and disagreement. 

During the workshop, participants will:

  • Reflect on their own cultural relationship with conflict

  • Identify conflict prevention strategies

  • Practice drafting questions that invite disagreement or new perspectives

  • Explore how to use community agreements

  • Practice intervening in small groups

    This workshop is meant for you if:

    - you are an alum of Leading Conversations that Build Community 

    - you regularly facilitate conversations, meetings, or gatherings where there is notable tension, disagreement, or conflict

    - you are familiar with the process of developing community agreements

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