Conflict Transformation Trainings and Workshops

In recent years, many congregational leaders have faced mounting tension and deepening division within their congregations, not to mention their wider communities. This has pastors and laypersons alike asking how exactly to lead in such a time as this. Responding to this sense of need, Eastern Mennonite Seminary is developing new training programs for theologically informed conflict transformation skills. 

Participants will 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 congregational practices, or take up other practical approaches to the troubles our congregations now routinely encounter. These workshops will build upon the historic Anabaptist witness to the peacemaking way of Jesus and draw on theories and practical wisdom developed in EMU’s world-renowned Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP). Skilled facilitators will 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. 

Find information below on what trainings are coming up soon. These programs will be offered in accessible, compact formats—like half-day and one-day workshops—delivered both in person and online. And we are inviting inquiries for custom and on-location trainings. 

2023-2024  offerings coming soon!

Custom and On-Location Trainings

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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