Equally, sometimes more frustrating than in our personal lives, is working through conflict at work. GCC can help your organization build and facilitate better ways of working through conflict. Some of our tenets that underlie our work in this area:
While restorative practices are primarily associated with more formal circles and conferences that may be implemented a few times per week, Restorative Communication can be used on a daily basis to build relationships and work with conflict. As such, it is a foundation to building a restorative culture of care and respect.
This one-day workshop will help educators and youth workers identify that the language we use during difficult or disciplinary conversations may undermine intended outcomes, contradict our own values, and create disconnection with youth, peers, and colleagues. Aligned with the Positive Youth Development model, this training will present an empathy- and growth-mindset that fosters deeper understanding, cooperation, and working relationships. Participants will experience communication in a new way, trying out new ideas and techniques in relevant situations. They will also receive follow-up resources. This workshop will draw heavily from Nonviolent Communication, a model used throughout the world--from schools to prisons and war zones to board rooms--to transform conflict into opportunities for real change, and to increase collaboration, and empower individuals and groups to find successful solutions.