Conflict management seems to be a fashion these days in Europe. Although fashions are hard to explain, in this case it is partly caused by the actuality of the events of the crisis in Europe. In many regions of Europe there were and still are various conflicts, at various levels and at various stages. It lies in the understanding of so called ‘big conflicts’ that most of us came to realise that it is in the small every day things, that holds the potential of conflicts between persons, cultures, religions, etc. Therefore, trainings has been developed in the adult education field to tackle and resolve conflicts at various stages of the conflict escalation ladder.

The Knot has been developing this training course on conflict management, resolution and dealing with conflicts.  In a lot of cases a negative denotation of the word conflict as such is been seen when we talk about conflicts.  However we believe that conflict, used as a method, proves a strong tool in various gatherings, trainings and other activities. A tool to find potential, a potential for growth!

The Knot wants to set up this training to link the use and resolution of conflicts to the work we do from day to day in our schools, the confrontation we get with students and parents, as well as in adult education and organisations. Therefore this training will focus on three perspectives when looking at conflicts;

  1. To prevent it
  2. To resolve it
  3. To use and/ or control it

It comes from these three angles of looking at it, that we choose the title ‘from a growing potential to a potential for growth’. So it is about predicting, resolving and using conflict in the various spheres of the organisations and the activities they carry out.

This five-day training will bring about an integrated approach to conflict management for people active in national, regional and the larger local organisations and structures in the adult education field. It will discuss conflict and the conflict management in a holistic way, meaning that all stages of the conflict will be addressed, starting from the conflict within oneself to the biggest and most uncontrolled way of conflict, namely war. Each of the stages will be tackled in such a way, that the participants will experience somehow the conflict, elaborate on the causes and they will be given tools to control, predict and resolve it. This all will be put in the framework of the management of the organisations you come from. The management of the conflict will be embedded (will be rooted) in the organisations and other realities the participants come from.


Target group

The course aims to Staff in charge of school education (teaching and non-teaching, including school managers, heads, etc.), working in school(s) as well as other educational staff (school inspectors, school counsellors, pedagogical advisors, psychologists, etc.) involved in the strategic development of the school(s).

Further, the course aims also to ngo workers, adult educators, (head) teachers, principals, managers and other management staff in organizations involved offering (non)formal adult education projects. It is for those who on a regular basis are confronted with groups of people were tensions and conflicts occur.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Aims and objectives of the training

The specific learning objectives for the participants of the training are the following:
  • To predict, act, use and resolve conflicts in the everyday management of organisations and activities;
  • Enable the use or prevention of conflict as a tool for growth and inclusion;
  • Personal development of the individual participants;
  • Finding creative ways of conflict resolution;
  • Practicing skills in dealing with conflicts;
  • A chance to practice different techniques to get in touch with the wishes hidden behind the/your/others frustrations;
  • An opportunity to look at conflict situations at your own work, and reflect upon your own position in relation to the conflict (acting as manager, internal or external consultant, colleague or educator etc.)


Training fee?

  • 750 euro if the registration fee (300 euro) is paid by the 1th of February 2017.
  • 850 euro if the registration fee (350 euro) is paid before the 1th of April 2017.

The rest of the training fee can be paid in different step agreed individually.

Food and accommodation is calculated according to your own wishes.

Take into account approximately 320 euro for food an accommodation for 5 days.  This cost is not included within the training fee![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Application procedure:

  • Fill out and send back the application form to theknotweb@gmail.com
  • Transfer the registration fee mentioned above to :
            THE KNOT vzw
            IBAN: BE41001402116610
            SWIFT: GEBABEBB
Please indicate in the subject of the bank transfer the “ECM 1 or ECM 2 together with your full name”.

As soon as we received the application form and your banktransfer, you get a final confirmation of your participation from us.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Last modified: 13 December 2016

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