Advocating conflict management in education

Working sessions on future actions

The final session of the Conflict Matters conference will be dedicated to supporting the development and growth of conflict management in education. Four interactive sessions will each introduce a specific action or challenge, and seek to work with it in a practical way.

The day is planned as a series of working ‘clinics’: experts from each area will first present a ‘teaser’ of ideas under each topic, and the participants will have the choice to work with the themes and experts most relevant to them.


SESSION 1 : COMMUNICATING

Expert Saul Parker, Livity, UK

How to get your message across and influence your audience. This session will focus on how to identify your key messages, how to create your story and how to develop a strategy to build a community around it.


SESSION 2: MOBILIZING RESOURCES

Expert Kathleen Stokes, Nesta, UK

How to develop creative and innovative ways to manage and make more out of resources (people, money, other material assets). This session will bring out ideas about collaborative working, collaborative economy, crowd funding and more.


SESSION 3: EVALUATING YOUR WORK

Expert Tom Currie, Leap Confronting Conflict, UK

How to ‘measure’ what is working and what is not; how to develop and grow best practice around evaluation. Tom will discuss the most important lessons he has learnt over the last 4 years when he started introducing evaluation to a conflict resolution training organization. We will identify the critical components needed to put evaluation and impact measurement at the core of your organisation’s processes and individual practice.


SESSION 4: SHARING PRACTICES ACROSS EUROPE

Experts Cecile Barbeito & Marina Caireta, School for a Culture of Peace, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

How to learn and share best practices in conflict management education. This session will present a map, initiated by the Evens Foundation, which aims to give practitioners and policymakers great ideas about the most comprehensive conflict management approaches (e.g. whole-school approach), at different educational levels (kindergarden to secondary schools), and which might involve several community actors.