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Managing conflict energy to improve our organisations businesses & projects

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A cross-sector workshop to explore how to use the energy in conflict to improve the operation of our businesses, organisations and projects.

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The Global Economy is trying to take its next step towards a circular economy that reduces exploitation of all kinds in favour of super-smart goods and services that use less to achieve more.

To be part of this transformation we need to create smart conflict-management systems for regulating the relationship between nature, people, creativity and capital.

Conflict is going to increase, as the old business system buckles under the strain of its own inherent contradictions. To survive and thrive, we need to view conflict as a resource, rather than as something to be avoided. Conflict management, done correctly, can release huge amounts of insight, inspiration and energy which can be consciously used to drive efficiencies in business, community and our relationship to nature.

Conflict is an inevitable however if we don't have clear ways of responding to it, it can become hurtful, destructive, and create distance between us. Having a clear and shared understanding of how any group wants to respond to conflict means that when things arise they can be given attention quickly and we can learn quickly how to change and adapt. We can use it to help us grow rather than to break us apart.

We would like to invite you to a workshop to explore what conflict means to us and to look at different ways we can respond to conflict, so that we can begin to build a systematic response that cares for all of us and allows growth to happen.

This work is based on Restorative Circles and the work of Dominic Barter and will be facilitated by ESTA member Sarah Ludford - internationally certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication who has been working with restorative systems for a number of years – and Michael Hallam, founder of the ESTA Network.

How you will Benefit

You will be exploring what has and hasn’t worked in the past when in a conflict situation. This will start a process of practical co-design of features we would like to see in place in future conflict situations. For ESTA members you will be playing an active part in shaping the Network’s next developmental step. Non-ESTA members will also be able to apply and share the insights they have gained within their own organisations, businesses and community groups.

About the Hosts

Sarah Ludford has been sharing her experience of Nonviolent Communication techniques since 2006 and is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). With experience in the fields of residential social work, theatre, and mediation and conflict transformation.

www.sarahludford.co.uk

Michael Hallam is director of The Small Green consultancy and the founder of the ESTA Network which currently has over 170 members in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

www.smallgreenconsultancy.co.uk

The Ethical Small Traders Association (ESTA) is pioneering this new economy and infrastructure in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

www.lancasteresta.org

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