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The Third Side – Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution

Conflict is something that impacts everyone at some point in time - at home, at work, in the community, in the world. Conflict is a natural and healthy process, necessary for making progress and dealing with injustice. 

WHO:  ACIC Member organizations, community based organizations, government, private sector, managers, human resource professionals, students, etc.
WHERE: The Ville, 241 Canada St., Fredericton
Thurs. Nov. 15, 9-4pm
by Nov. 8th, $20 for ACIC Members, $40 for non-members. Lunch & breaks included. Email  or call 902-431-2311 with name, email & food requirements. Pay by credit card over the phone or with cash, cheque or credit card at the training.
Travel bursaries for members are available. Please indicate your request when registering.


There is a range of techniques that can be used to build peaceful relationships and to address conflict, when it exists. We all have a role to play in addressing transforming conflicts around us, to make a difference. It is therefore important for all of us to understand how to effectively deal with conflict. 

The Third Side is a way of looking at the conflicts around us not just from one side or the other but from the larger perspective of the surrounding community. You can have natural sympathies for one side or the other and still choose to take the Third Side.

Taking the Third Side means:

  • Seeking to understand both sides of the conflict

  • Encouraging a process of cooperative negotiation

  • Supporting a wise solution – one that fairly meets the essential needs of both sides and the community

This hands-on, one-day workshop will provide participants with the information, tools and skills to use the Third Side to build peace and manage conflict at the inter-personal, team, or community level. The workshop is designed for individuals who wish to build their capacity to understand how to resolve conflicts using this unique approach. 

The participants will engage in three major activities over the course of the training:

  1. Develop a Third Side Perspective

  2. Understand the Third Side Possibility

  3. Create a Third Side Plan

Workshop provided by Jennifer Sloot, Executive Director of the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation. Jennifer recently returned from a Rotary Peace Fellowship in Thailand which focused on Peace and Conflict Resolution.

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