Promoting peace and reconciliation in relationships through biblical principles and the power of Christ.

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We can provide PeaceWise training direct to your church, school or organisation!

We run training for churches, Christian schools, denominational leadership groups, para-church ministries, mission organisations, ministry teams, workplaces and many other groups.

We can also provide keynote speakers for conferences and conventions, as well as conference workshop leaders.

What’s involved in running a PeaceWise training just for you?

We offer both a complimentary introductory one hour presentation, as well as paid events of one or more days’ training, which can also count for professional development credit.

We always find out about your particular context and seek to tailor a training or presentation that is most suitable for your needs.

The advantages of a dedicated training event are:

  • greater impact on organisational culture, including opportunity to reflect on how to build a culture of peace within your particular organisation or community
  • more likelihood that the training will have both short and long term impact on both relationships within the organisation, as well as how people within it handle issues involving others
  • this is a real employer or organisational ‘value-add’ that you can provide to your staff or members, as the skills and principles learned will apply not only in the relationships within the organisation but also for broader personal relationships such as family, neighbours
  • tailored training examples, stories, role plays etc can be used relevant to your particular context
  • cost savings – dedicated training events are always cheaper per attendee than spots in national training events
  • professional development credit opportunities – eg. our first course is NESA approved for 6 hours in NSW for teachers

Complimentary presentation

  • Hope and help for handling conflict God’s way! (1 hour)
    • This free presentation gives an introduction to what the Bible teaches on how to handle conflict
    • It’s suitable as a short one-off “taster”, where participants will also learn of the potential blessings of a culture of peace, as well as the further PeaceWise training options which are available to go deeper
    • The presentation will include the opportunity for participants to reflect personally on principles learnt

Complete dedicated training courses (paid)

Level One – Core Principles Training

The first step in becoming a peacemaker is to learn how to respond to conflict biblically and reconcile relationships in your own life. These courses form the foundation of later training on conflict coaching and mediation:

Everyday peacemaking 101 (1 day)   OR    Everyday peacemaking for schools (1 day)

  • This first course will help participants focus on what God is doing in their relationships and help be someone who makes peace rather than fakes it or breaks it!
  • This is the perfect course to begin with in your organisation or community.
  • In this training, participants will:
    • learn a simple framework for understanding and dealing with conflict
    • gain powerful peacemaking principles and relational tools
    • understand the biblical foundations of peace and reconciliation
    • discover gracious ways to deal with difficult people
    • have time to reflect upon their personal experience of conflict and peacemaking
    • learn how to begin supporting a building a culture of peace in their community/spheres of influence
    • discover opportunities to glorify God, serve others and grow to be like Christ, even in the midst of conflict.

    This level of training is suitable for all Christians as we work together to promote peacemaking in our own lives, families, workplaces, churches and communities.

  • The schools version is tailored to a schools environment, and contributes 6 hours of NESA registered PD towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.  Course accreditation is provided by the National Institute for Christian Education.

The Heart of Peacemaking 102 (1 day of training – that goes deeper)

Pre-requisite:   Personal Peacemaking (previously offered course) or Everyday Peacemaking 101 (or schools equivalent)
  • An improved ability to be a peacemaker and respond well to the challenge of conflict requires a deeper understanding of ourselves, our relationship with God and the deeper things which drive our responses to challenging situations.
  • This is the best next course to go on with, once the core principles of everyday peacemaking have been learned.
  • In this training, participants will:
    • reflect upon and practise foundational principles and skills learned in Everyday Peacemaking.
    • gain a deeper understanding of the role of the human heart in more serious conflicts
    • discover a powerful tool to understand the drivers of your and others’ behaviours
    • become better equipped to respond well to challenging people and situations
    • engage further with principles of confession and forgiveness
    • more seriously explore the concept of a culture of peace and how to support it in their community/spheres of influence

    This training is suitable for all Christians wanting to be more deeply equipped to respond in God-pleasing ways to be a peacemaker, reconcile relationships and address conflict in their own lives.

 

Level Two – Foundational Skills Training – Conflict Coaching and Mediation

Conflict coaching training equips participants to help another person who is struggling with conflict.

Organisations which invest in this level of training typically see considerably more cultural change and relationship impact, as participants embrace peacemaking as a life-skill to be practiced in all their relationships, and as people become equipped to ‘conflict coach’ others in how to respond healthily and redemptively to conflict.

Everyday Conflict Coaching 201 (1 day)

Pre-requisite:   Personal Peacemaking (previously offered course) or Everyday Peacemaking 101 (or schools equivalent)
  • This training which is aimed at the kinds of everyday conflicts and conversations we have with colleagues, friends and others in the organisations and communities we belong to.
  • In this training, participants will:
    • Learn how Personal Peacemaking principles learnt in earlier courses can be used in conflict coaching
    • Discover a simple 4-part process to help someone respond to a conflict they are facing
    • Consider the character elements of a good conflict coach
    • Explore listening skills and the role of good questions
    • Learn how to gently probe deeper to explore the role of the human heart
    • See ways to use Scripture to speak to the heart
    • Equip someone to have difficult conversations
    • Have the opportunity to put it into practice!

Deeper into Conflict Coaching 201 (2 day)

Pre-requisite:   Heart of Peacemaking and either Conflict Coaching (previously offered 2 day course) or Everyday Conflict Coaching 201 
  • This training is aimed at giving participants a deeper understanding and having more opportunity to practise conflict coaching at a deeper level.
  • In this training, participants will:
    • Go deeper into the various skills and principles learned in Everyday Conflict Coaching
    • Be more deeply equipped to help someone have difficult conversations
    • This includes preparing them to actually talk to the person with whom they are in conflict in an honest, respectful, humble but courageous way
    • Have opportunity to use themselves as a case-study to apply the principles to a real-life situation
    • Have a major conflict coaching opportunity to use the simple 4-part process (called the Circle of Hope) to help someone respond to a real conflict they are facing.

 

Mediation training equips participants to use a Christian mediation process to help reconcile two or more people who cannot resolve a conflict on their own.

For organisations wanting to train individuals to be able to mediate conflicts using the distinctively biblical PeaceWise framework where not only issues but also relationships are important, this training provides a grounding in how to perform this vital role.

Incredibly helpful for those often called to mediate disputes – for example denominational and ministry leaders, pastors, principals, bosses and supervisors and those in leadership roles of any description!

Mediation training (2 day)

Pre-requisite:   Deeper into Conflict Coaching  or Conflict Coaching (previously offered 2 day course) 
  • In this training, participants will:
    • Learn skills and processes for using PeaceWise’s distinctive Christian mediation framework
    • Practise in extended role play scenarios the skills involved
    • Interact with experienced conciliators who give special attention to communication and problem-solving skills that are needed for effective mediation.
    • Address some of the problems that are more frequently encountered during mediation.

 

 

Other bespoke training 

  • Other presentations on personal peacemaking and responding to conflict, conference and keynote presentations, professional development presentations etc can also be provided.
  •  These kinds of sessions can be tailored and provided based on discussion with you.
  • If your situation or context is somewhat unique, we are happy to discuss preparing and delivering other custom training events which will best suit your community.

 

What costs are involved?

  • Costs for our paid courses vary depending on teaching time, numbers, the course being taught etc.
  • In all cases, costs for dedicated training participants are substantially less than if participants attended an equivalent national training event.
  • Courses are charged on a per person basis and minimum fees apply – we would be delighted to provide you with a tailored costing for your event.
  • Expenses for travel, accommodation etc are in addition to training fees.

What now?

  • If you are interested in PeaceWise running training for your organisation, please contact us or call us on 1300 1PEACE (173 223).

We would be delighted to serve you!

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