Week on Conflict Management course
With this short blog post, we’ll take you trough how our past week looked like. This time we had teachers from Romania, Malta, Portugal, Hungary and Greece. They were all here to learn about conflict management.
Together with our lovely trainer Janja Rebolj, group managed to have a lot of fun while dealing with difficult topics. Main part of the course content was avoiding unnecessary conflicts by understanding conflict triggers. Additionally what participants learn is, that conflicts are sometime unavoidable. However, how we manage them, is up to us.
Throughout the course week, participants were trying to find an answer to the question What provokes conflict and how can we manage it? While doing so, they learned about Goal of Relationships Awareness Theory (RAT), Motivational Value System, Portrait of Personal Strengths, Portrait of Overdone Strengths and Conflict Model.
Relationship Awareness Theory with SDI questionnaire gives participants an insight into their motivational system, relationship strategies and managing conflicts styles. This way they move from Awareness to Understanding and then to Effectiveness. Various stimulating exercises and creative discussions were provided about transferring of key learning points to work and family contexts.
In the end, the main question was: Are you red, blue or green?
On Monday afternoon, participants were discovering Ljubljana and learned about Slovenian poet France Prešeren and history of the city. Evening has come to an end with a true Balkan dinner. Complementary to Monday guided tour, our teacher Janja and the group visited City Museum of Ljubljana on Thursday. Wednesday was an excursion day and we headed to Lake Bled. We enjoyed a boat ride to the only island in Slovenia – island on Lake Bled. After trying Blejska kremšnita (cream cake typical for Bled) we headed back for dinner at Druga Violina. It is a social project restaurant employing several people with special needs. There we tried traditional Slovenian dishes like Kranjska sausage, štruklji and Prekmurska gibanica.
The week passed quickly and on Saturday we were all sad our participants had to leave. They left with newly gained knowledge in conflict management, foreign cultures, met new acquaintances, and most importantly, made lifetime memories. After their goodbye, we are looking forward to new hellos from our next week guests.
See you in Ljubljana,
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