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Conflict Resolution Toolkit

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  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • 3 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $60 for non-YIPA members
  • 99% approval rating
  • Not a member? Annual membership is $99 for individuals or $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.

Learners' Own Words

"This was an amazing training with information I can use every day when working with youth."

"The trainer held my attention and made the topic very interesting."

"The first three hour training I've participated in and walked away with so much information relevant to my work. Extremely helpful! The training also opened my eyes to understanding youth responses even more."

Your Training Description

Conflict is often negatively attributed to adolescent development. The common belief is that the teenage brain is to blame. But the truth is, conflict is natural and inevitable and is neither positive nor negative; it is just a fact of human relationships across all age groups. Many people are uncomfortable with conflict; some even find it scary or go out of their way to avoid it. Learning to deal with conflict is critical to success in all areas of life.

Youth workers are especially important in the role of modeling effective conflict resolution skills. Helping a young person understand conflict, address the fears behind conflict, and avoid ruptures in their relationships will provide them with a skill that will benefit them throughout their life. Learning to deal with conflict more effectively and think differently about it will build stronger, more trusting relationships and resiliency.

Join us for this insightful training and discover new tools you can use in your day to day work with young people, as well as in your own personal life. Get up to date information about adolescent brain development that refutes the previous model most of us are familiar with. This is learning every youth worker will benefit from. Register now!

Your Learning Objectives

  • Challenge what you’ve been taught about youth brain development
  • Explore the neuroscience of conflict reactions and responses
  • Learn and practice three tools to help youth, adults and co-workers communicate effectively to resolve conflicts

Your Trainer

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Elise M. Chambers is the Program Director at the Conflict Resolution Center, an attorney, a Qualified Neutral under Minn. Rule 114 and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota School of Law. Elise is also trained in facilitated dialogue methods, including Art of Hosting practices. She designs and implements conflict resolution and communication trainings and facilitated processes for non-profit organizations, coalitions, government agencies and businesses to help them address conflict and achieve their goals. Elise is the co-author and presenter of published research regarding youth brain development and the mutual impacts the juvenile justice system and adolescent mental illness have on each other.

Your Competency Focus Area

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Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: COMMUNICATIONS.

Gain communication flexibility which allows you to develop healthy, productive work relationships, engage in collaborative problem solving with youth, and improve individual and group facilitation.

Your Training Details

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • 3 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $60 for non-YIPA members
  • 99% approval rating
  • Not a member? Annual membership is $99 for individuals or $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.
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This training will count as 3 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.