Conflict Transformation Training

The Shalom Collaboratory at Eastern Mennonite Seminary offeres a variety of training programs for theologically informed conflict transformation skills. 

In these clinics, short courses, workshops, and webinars, participants learn how to implement an adaptive leadership approach to transform conflicts in the creative spirit of Godly imagination, incorporate strategies for trauma awareness and resilience into their ministry practices, and take up other practical approaches to the troubles our congregations routinely encounter.

Find information below on what trainings are scheduled for this season. These programs will be offered in accessible, compact formats—like half-day and one-day workshops—delivered on campus, online, and in hybrid formats. We are also welcoming inquiries for custom and on-location trainings (see the bottom of the page for more information).

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Check below for details on upcoming training sessions hosted by the Shalom Collaboratory at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Skilled facilitators not only present theoretical frameworks for understanding conflict but invite experimentation with practices for peacebuilding and conflict transformation and promote spiritual formation for wise, real-time engagement.

Clinics during 2024 Summer Peacebuilding Institute

Past Workshops Topics

  • Healing Harm and Repairing Relationships within Churches and Beyond
  • Becoming Resilient Leaders with Trauma-Aware Practices
  • Navigating Tough Conversations with Adaptive Leadership Skills
  • Leading in an Age of Polarization
  • Leading with Clarity and Compassion in a Polarized Election Year

Custom and On-Location Trainings

We have worked with a number of churches and denominational organizations across the country to bring conflict transformation trainings to their area. Recent examples include:

  • a workshop at the annual conference of an Episcopal diocese on forming church leaders to navigate conflict together with adaptive leadership skills
  • a retreat for United Methodist clergy centered on resilience in leadership and trauma awareness
  • a series of workshops for a local church centered on building the capacity to engage in tough conversations together

If you or your organization is interested in custom-designed online or on-location training for organizational leaders, community members, employees or volunteers, please use this form to start the conversation:

Request Custom Training Information

We are happy to collaborate! Unsure of what type of training you might need? We’re ready to listen and help assess your needs based on what we have to offer with no obligation.

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