It seems that incivility has become the norm in our communities easily escalating to heated debates, protesting and violent riots. Civility is a human right in today’s global society. As global citizens, civility is vital to peaceful and harmonious co-existence of individuals, groups, organizations, and nations. Civility is a proactive approach to prevent incivility and maintain a safe and peaceful situation. Civility gives dignity to human rights. Civility gives calmness to a potentially explosive situation. Civility is a positive response to a negative action that is mutually beneficial for all of us.
In this episode, Dr. Ralph Steele addresses the questions such as, “What is our role in responding in respectful ways? And How can each of us reverse the trend and incorporate daily strategies to revise civility?
Got Conflict? Based on the works of Dr. Dudley Weeks, Pattie Porter, Founder, and Host, highlighted the key ingredients to conflict and the essential steps to conflict resolution based on his book “The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution.
First, we examined a new way of thinking about conflict and defined what Week’s describes as a conflict partnership. This kind of partnership is about resolving conflicts that are effective and sustainable and focuses both on the immediate conflict and the overall relationship
Then, we reviewed the ingredients of conflict to include
? Diversity & differences
? Needs vs wants
? Values & principles
? Feelings & emotions
? Internal conflict
Listeners then learned the 8 essential steps to conflict resolution as applied to a neighbor conflict.
Most importantly, be PREPARED for your difficult conversation.
Every job has the opportunity to work for peace if you know how to look for it. Join professor, practitioner, and educator David J. Smith and Stephen Kotev as they discuss how to get a job as a Peacemaker. Whether it is thinking differently about the job you have or what types of jobs are out there – listen in on Tuesday, January 10th at 7 pm Central to learn more.
Do you and your spouse spend differently? Fighting with siblings about inheritance? Can’t decide how to split costs with a neighbor? Going out with friends who don’t pay their fair share? Money is a common source of disagreement. Listen to Linda Gryczan and Tracy Culbreath King, and learn how to uncover and resolve the real issue behind money disputes.
Compassionate rebels are the new real-life superheroes without the capes and the celebrity, with the super powers of compassion and courage and determination that can change the world in so many different ways that offer cause for hope in these troubled times. Their powerful stories, being told publicly for the first time, will encourage you to find and unleash the compassionate rebel that resides in all of us, guides us through tough times, helps us find solutions to our most pressing problems, and makes us all potential agents of social change.
Conflict comes not only in major ways between groups and nations, but also in real and persistent ways between strangers, neighbors, friends, and family. Join author Mark Andreas as he shares from his book “Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree” a collection of true stories of how ordinary people resolved intense conflict in creative and surprising ways most of us would never think of. Whether you are experiencing conflict with others or within yourself, learn ways to resolve these challenging situations by staying connected through difficulty and drawing on creative inner resources.
Andrew Lock, being the only Australian to summit all 14 of the world’s 8000 meter peaks has met with many challenges. Tragedy, exhaustions, sacrifices and his own near death experiences are all part of his “Mountaintop Adventure”. Teamwork and leadership take on a new meaning when faced with such physical and mental demands. Join us as Andrew shares his achievements, why he does what he does and how he handles the myriad of team conflicts while he leads expeditions up treacherous terrain.
In this digitally connected age, social media has become a powerful tool to advance peace. Join Dr. Craig Zelizer as we discuss how to move beyond the click and utilize these powerful tools to promote peace. Listen in on October 7th and meet us at this intersection of technology and peace.
When to compromise and when to hold fast to our principles is one of the most difficult challenges we face when dealing with conflict. Listen in on June 24 at 8 pm Eastern as mediator, professor and author Bernie Mayer considers how these two values simultaneously prevent us and enable us to deal with some of the most difficult conflicts in our life.