In this training you will learn skills and process to help two or more people reconcile and address issues between them that they have not been able to resolve on their own.
Bruce Burgess is married to Helen and they have two adult children. He is the Founding Director of PeaceWise and was Australia’s first Certified Christian Conciliator™. He holds degrees in Arts, Law, Christian Studies and Theology and is an international conference speaker. Bruce’s peacemaking work has led him to become involved in teaching and working with schools, workplace disputes, church and para-church based conflict cases. Bruce has a passion for seeing both adults and childrens’ lives transformed by the power of the gospel of peace and for building cultures and communities of peace. He loves seeing God break through to repair, restore and sustain healthy relationships. Bruce constantly thanks God for being the amazing God of peace that he is, who has provided so much help, wisdom and grace for living life.
Wayne Forward is the CEO of PeaceWise. With a background in Mental Health Nursing, pastoral ministry, missions and leadership mentoring and coaching, Wayne has seen the destructive impact that conflict can have on relationships personally and professionally. He has also seen the amazing power and testimony that comes when reconciliation happens through biblical peacemaking. As a national trainer and mediator for PeaceWise, Wayne brings a wealth of experience to helping others respond to conflict differently and experience why Jesus says, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” Wayne is married to Amy. They have three children. When not with PeaceWise, you will likely, find him cycling or training for an upcoming triathlon.
This training leverages all the earlier skills you have learned through our personal peacemaking and conflict coaching courses, as you learn to help parties address both relational and material issues through a distinctively Christian mediation process.
This includes working through Ground Rules, Opening Statements, Storytelling, Problem Identification, Exploring Options and learning what can help Lead to Agreement.
There will be extensive opportunity to practise the different parts of the Christian mediation process PeaceWise teaches, including an extended practical exercise on the second day.
Please note the following courses are ALL prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to this course.
Please note early bird discounts are automatically applied to tickets purchased at least 2 months prior to the event. Concession and repeat delegate discounts are applied at checkout. Please note reduced rates cannot be combined. Repeat delegate pricing is only available to those who have completed this course previously.
Please note our cancellation policy:
- Up to one month before the course - $25 admin fee applies
- From 1 month to 1 week before the 1st day of training - 50% of the fee will be refunded.
- Within one week before the course - no refund will be given*
- 100% refund if the training has to be postponed due to covid-19
* For serious illness or emergency, a fee credit will be supplied to be used within 1 year. Registrants are responsible for registering for future training with credit supplied.
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PeaceWise will continue to comply with all current Commonwealth and State/Territory government health requirements for all in-person training events. All trainers and others who will be present at the training event on behalf of PeaceWise will have returned a negative result to a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) the evening before the training day. If a PeaceWise person returns a positive RAT, PeaceWise will endeavour to have an alternative person/s run the activity, and if this is not possible, the event will be postponed or cancelled, as appropriate.