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Conflict Resolution Week 2018 — Virtual Expo Recap

Posted by Walter.Brynjolfson

This year for Conflict Resolution Week 2018, aside from the usual in-person events, we also offered British Columbians an array of interactive online events they could attend from their homes.

The title of the initiative was the "Virtual Expo." mediators and conflict resolution enthusiasts from Victoria to Dawson Creek went live on Facebook sharing inspiring stories and valuable takeaways to help British Columbians resolve conflicts in their own personal lives. All with the goal of inspiring and equipping them to become their own conflict resolution champions. Scroll down to see all the raw uncut videos. Eventually, we will be announcing the three most viewed videos and offering the prize of having the video edited and reposted with paid promotions. Make sure to like Mediate BC on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to watch those videos when they're posted.

Curiosity: The Cure For Destructive Conflict

Dawson Creek Mediator, Kaitlin Fulton, shares an optimist's opinion on utilizing curiosity as a tool in conflict to engage in a constructive discussion, open more opportunities for resolution, and build a culture of healthy conflict.

This livestream was broadcasted on Saturday, Nov. 3 2018 at 6:00 pm PDT. To see the video with comments visit: https://www.facebook.com/MediateBC/po...

Preparing for a Challenging Conversation

C.D. Saint, co-host of the Overthinking Conflict Podcast, explores the 6 things you need in your backpack to turn a challenging conversation into a powerful relationship-building one.

This livestream was broadcasted on Sunday, Nov. 4 2018 at 4:00 pm PST. To see the video with comments visit: https://www.facebook.com/MediateBC/po...

Play your way to healthier conflicts with Zombies!

Vancouver Mediators, Sharon Sutherland and Amanda Semenoff, explore the potential for collaborative games to prevent conflict, strengthen relationships and learn teamwork skills.

This livestream was broadcasted on Tuesday, Nov. 6 2018 at 12:00 pm Noon PST. To see the video with comments visit: https://www.facebook.com/MediateBC/po...

Ready or Not?

Fort St. John Mediator, Emily Pos, explains how sometimes timing is everything. Often mediation succeeds or fails on the readiness of parties to engage with each other or their conflict. What does readiness look like and what can help prepare you and your counterpart so you can take on the challenge of conflict resolution.

This livestream was broadcasted on Tuesday, Nov. 6 2018 at 7:00 pm PST (8:00 pm MST). To see the video with comments visit: https://www.facebook.com/MediateBC/po...

The Power of Private Conversations

Amanda Semenoff discuss the power of keeping a conflict private and confidential to create the space to find real solutions.

This livestream was broadcasted on Tuesday, Nov. 6 2018 at 8:00 pm PST. To see the livestream with comments visit: https://www.facebook.com/MediateBC/po...

My Teenager is Driving Me Crazy! - How to Deal with Parent/Teen Conflict

Vancouver Island Mediator, Lori Frank, teaches effective communication techniques for resolving conflict not only with your teen but that you can use with your whole family, friends or even co-workers!

This livestream was broadcasted on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:00 pm PST. To see the livestream with comments visit: https://www.facebook.com/MediateBC/po...

Jet Fuel for Resolving Conflict

Vancouver Mediator, Darrin Hotte, explains how having the right conversation with someone you are in conflict with is superior to any other way of solving things. However, not knowing some key strategies can quickly torpedo your efforts. Find out how to squeeze out maximum value in the shortest amount of time in your next critical discussion.

This livestream was broadcasted on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8:00 pm PST. To see the livestream with comments visit: https://www.facebook.com/MediateBC/po...

Conflict Resolution Writers Group

Join members of the CoRe Conflict Resolution Society’s Writers Group at their November 9th meeting. They’ll talk about the ways in which they support each other in writing about conflict resolution topics in a wide variety of formats and for a wide variety of audiences, including blog posts, academic articles, screenplays, newsletters, and more. The group welcomes new members to join in person or online to enrich the written discourse on conflict resolution themes.

This livestream was broadcasted on Friday, Nov. 8 at 12:00 pm PST. To see the livestream with comments visit: https://www.facebook.com/MediateBC/po...

Let's Talk About Walls!

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Walter Brynjolfson tells stories from his two years living in the West Bank—in one of the most infamous intractable conflicts—and shares some key takeaways he "banked" from the whole experience. Particularly relating to his experience living under the looming presence of the wall in Bethlehem.

This livestream was broadcasted on Friday, Nov 9 at 8:00 pm PST. To see the livestream with comments visit: https://www.facebook.com/MediateBC/po...

Talking about Money

Family Mediator and Financial Planner, Pat Lalonde discusses the role of money issues in family disagreements. It can be tough to resolve money issues at the best of times so she tells stories from her lengthy practice and provides some helpful takeaways on how to reach an agreement.

This livestream was broadcasted on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10:00 am PST. To see the livestream with comments visit: https://www.facebook.com/MediateBC/po...

Can Fiction Make You a Better Conflict Resolver?

Vancouver Mediator and Lawyer, Sharon Sutherland, highlights how conflict is a central element of most fictional stories, whether novels, films, television series, or even role-playing campaigns and video games. Studies tell us that varied forms of fictional storytelling can increase empathy—something that many training programs emphasize as a key tool for conflict resolution. Can fiction improve one’s conflict resolution ability? Are there ways in which we can consciously engage with fiction for greater skill development?

This livestream was broadcasted on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 12:00 pm NOON PST. To see the livestream with comments visit: https://www.facebook.com/MediateBC/po...

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