Resolving conflict tries to end it. Managing conflict seeks to minimise it. But transforming conflict aims to turn negative into positive and uncover hidden value.
It sounds a contradiction but 'There's gold in them thar conflicts' – literal and metaphorical. Because conflict is driven by an energy that, reframed and redirected, can create dynamic, forward-looking collaboration and growth.
We take the dysfunctional relationships that are causing problems for you and your organisation.
We analyse with you what positive change is needed.
And then, in a carefully designed series of practical steps, we take those involved on a 'working journey' of creative transformation.
Our programmes are for leaders at any level who want to forge a path to transform damaging conflict into collaboration and creativity. They come in three formats – for groups, for individuals and as a series of core workshops.
Using a current conflict as your 'raw material', develop some core transformation and creative conversation skills in this four-week course, which blends structured online learning and a weekly mixed group skills workshop.Skill me up
If your time is under pressure –and conflict is taking up far too much of it – we can design a programme to meet your individual needs and schedule, blending structured online learning and regular 1-2-1s over a ten-week period.Tell me more
Recognising that any team can fall out, including at the highest level, this is a discreet process that takes your deadlocked group on a working ‘journey’ of conflict transformation, in three distinct stages over a co-designed timeline.Show me the details
I really enjoyed your course. The content and the coaching sessions were very helpful and interesting. Definitely changed the way I communicate!
— NED —
A unique piece of learning, guiding us to a series of outcomes and providing tools for use in a range of future environments. Thank you.
— CHAIR —
I found the process to be useful for me personally and I have taken things from it that I am using on a regular basis. I have found myself consciously trying to better understand others’ positions in other situations.
— CFO —
It has united a number of the board members more closely. There has been honest and open dialogue.
— CEO —
Or is problem-solving more your style? Try our 2-minute diagnostic tool to receive an instant report showing your default approach to handling conflict.Try now
All of our programmes are based on our ground-breaking book, The Talking Revolution, and key elements of Understand to Prevent, the pioneering work – edited and co-written by one of our team – on how military and civilian actors can collaborate to prevent violent conflict.More about us