Huge thanks to participants and contributors who made yesterday’s workshop such a success, and also to North Warwickshire and Hinckley College for hosting us so well. We’ll post a short-write up of the event on our ‘For Colleges‘ page in due course. Meanwhile, remember your conflict style ‘animal’ and come down from the mountain tops! (Intrigued? Ask us!)
Book Now for 10 March 2015 in your diary for the third of WM Churches’ FE Council’s ‘faith literacy’ training events – this time focused on developing skills in dealing with difficult faith-based discussions and disputes (booking form here: Handling Faith Based Discussions in your College – booking form). Contributors include Sandra Cobbin (Clarity Development), The Feast, and Peacemakers
If you are regularly dealing with issues of individual and community conflict in your college, some great resources are available from the West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project – including some high-quality short films on their Vimeo pages, which can be used as discussion starters. The main focus of the project’s activity is the schools sector, but there’s plenty here that can be used in FE too.
We’re particularly glad to share this information as a tribute to Linda Pegler, much-valued Quaker representative on WM Churches’ FE Council and formerly involved in the WMQPEP, who sadly died earlier this year.