Conflict Mediation Across Cultures Through Action Methods
Sunday, September 4, 2022
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Central Time (US, Dallas)
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Professionals & General Public: $80
Students & Retirees: $60
Daniela Simmons, PhD, TEP
The workshop will explore various cultural conflict patterns and models of conflict resolution. The participants will recognize how both our own and other cultures’ responses to conflict are formed through our cultural myths, history and values.
When exploring cross-cultural conflicts, searching for alternative solutions through a new warm-up, spontaneity and creativity, is a better path than looking for quick and easy win-lose resolution. People involved in a conflict are often so strongly engaged emotionally, so they may be unable to settle their own disputes on their own. Mediation and negotiation, carefully facilitated encounters, looking at different perspectives, exploring future projections and other action methods could broaden into more creative ways of settlement.
Augsberger, David W. (1992) Conflict Mediation Across Cultures Pathways and Patterns. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press.
Moreno, Jonathan D. (2014) Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network. Bellevue Literary Press.
Mahan, Laura; Mahuna, Joshua, (2019) Bridging the Divide: Cross-Cultural Mediation, International Research and Review: Journal of Phi Beta Delta Honor, Society for International Scholars, Volume 7, Number 1, George Mason University – School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution