Location: Broxtowe Borough Council, Town Hall,
Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1AB.
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10:00 Arrival and registration
10:15 Welcome and introductions
10:30 Mediating the Inner Conflict with Maria Arpa
12:30 Lunch and networking
13:30 Mediating the Inner Conflict (continued)
14:30 Q and A session
- Members – included in annual membership fee
- Additional attendees from member organisations - just £15
- Non-Members – early bird booking offer – take advantage of our early booking discount, book and pay for your place by 1 June 2017 for just £35 (standard charge £50 per event)
To book your place, email Karena on email@example.com or call her on 01926 612121
In this talk, Maria proposes that the reason we end up in dispute is because we have an inner conflict. If we fail to uncover and address the inner conflict then we are less likely to give participants a transformational experience that they can call on in future conflicts. In this training. Through case studies, theory and exercises Maria will shed light on how Nonviolent Communication and Mediation led to the development of the Dialogue Road Map.
MARIA ARPA, Founder & Chief Executive, Centre for Peaceful Solutions
In 2006, Maria founded the Centre for Peaceful Solutions as a direct response to the increase in drive by shootings on her road. By 2010 the charity had completed a 3 year project funded by HM Treasury to develop a model of mediation for violent crime and anti-social behaviour. The work has taken her into some of the most socially deprived areas of London where she has mediated everything from hostile parents and teenagers, pupils excluded from school and separated parents at loggerheads to neighbours at war, street gang rivalries and threats to life.
Maria quickly realised that the best way forward is to share the skills and empower people to resolve conflict without ‘expert’ intervention. So, Maria trains violent criminals to be mediators in prisons, challenging teenagers to be peer mediators and troubled neighbours to be listeners.
Maria developed The Dialogue Road Map as a communications tool which transforms hostility, aggression and resistance into co-operation and contribution. A recent project is training ex-offenders in New York to use the Dialogue Road Map to prevent and de-escalate violence.
The Centre for Peaceful Solutions is currently working on a ground-breaking project in HMP Dartmoor- transforming the prison to take a whole prison approach to Restorative Practice. The intention is to demonstrate how the Dialogue Road Map changes the conversation and produces better outcomes for less resources.
While Maria runs the charity, David, her husband runs the Peaceful Solutions Mediation Service which is the only recognised mediation service in the UK which undertakes cases in all practice areas; civil/commercial, family, workplace/employment, neighbour/community, gang/youth, restorative justice and threat to life.
They take their work home with them as they constantly work to achieve congruence and authenticity between their personal and professional personas; in other words, practising what they preach.
Maria’s books, The Heart of Mindful Relationships and Mindfulness at Work have both gone into reprint.