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Peace Day Workshop
Effective Nonviolent Practices
The Dawson Centre for Peace Education invites you to participate in our interactive Peace Day Workshop
Monday, September 21, 2015
Conrod’s and the Upper Atrium at Dawson College
Over the course of this 3-hour workshop, participants will have the opportunity to actively explore and practice nonviolent communication for application in interpersonal relationships, social interventions, and political action.
Nathalie Hazan - peace educator, artist, and social entrepreneur, Normand Beaudet – peace worker and internationally-experienced nonviolence trainer, and Dr. Tara Wilkie - educational psychologist with expertise in social and emotional learning, come together to facilitate practical skill development in nonviolent communication (NVC), non-offensive assertion, and effective nonviolent group action.
Join us to improve your individual and our collective peace competencies.
Arts-based Nonviolence Skill Development with Nathalie Hazan
Using a collaborative art process, this break-out session will play with what works in social interactions. Through a series of interactive, experiential exercises, each group will create a collective work of art as a means for developing and refining our nonviolent communication skills, specifically non-offensive assertion.
Fast Consensus-building for Nonviolent Direct Action with Normand Beaudet
Nonviolent action may sometimes be an individual act; but it is more commonly known as a group initiative. Whether during victim accompaniment, international civilian intervention, or nonviolent direct action, quick decision-making using consensus is an essential tool. Why is consensus-building so essential? How do we set conditions for its success? What is the process? What kind of facilitation works? This break-out session is based on the "Seeds for Change" UK tools, adapted by the Centre de ressource sur la non-violence.
Social and Emotional Learning: Little Deeds Make Big Differences with Dr. Tara Wilkie
The quality of our relationships with ourselves and others, our social and emotional skills (SES), can significantly impact our happiness, mental and physical health. It is also generally acknowledged that our SES have a major influence on our learning. This presentation outlines the key elements of social and emotional learning (SEL) as well as approaches that have been shown through research to be effective in educating youth. The break-out session will put an emphasis on practicing the first three components: Self Awareness, Self Management and Social Awareness. Over the last several decades, advances in research on SEL have confirmed several different intervention strategies that can be effective. One thing remains consistent: little deeds make a BIG difference. Come, learn and practice.
When & Where
Dawson Centre for Peace Education
The Dawson Centre for Peace Education is a hub for learning, innovation, knowledge, mobilization, and action. Officially opened on September 12, 2014 at Dawson College, the Dawson Centre for Peace Education understands peace as a lifelong individual and collective project.
Our vision is to achieve peace and nonviolence through education. To this end, we offer a Peace Studies Certificate to Dawson College students, as well as a Peace Lecture Series and educational workshops that are open to the public.
As a new and growing organization, we welcome opportunities to collaborate.
For further details please visit our website: http://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/peace-centre/