Introduction to Conflict Transformation, Part 1 – offered in three Iowa locations this fall – register today!

Introduction to Conflict Transformation, Part 1 – offered in three Iowa locations this fall – register today!

September 08, 2022

Conflict happens. 
 
It is a reality in every church and every relationship—even when they ARE healthy! Being equipped with the skills to respond to and resolve conflict more effectively happens when you have a plan and the expectation that there is a way through it. 
 
The Iowa Conference’s Office of Congregational Excellence offers three Introduction to Conflict Transformation, Part 1 workshops across Iowa that will help you form a plan and manage your expectations through Biblically grounded training to help you confront conflict so all parties will feel heard. Future Part 2 workshops will build off this first workshop and expand into congregation-wide skills.

In these workshops, you will examine the nature and role of conflict and investigate how your personal communication styles and emotions affect your response. You will also learn skills and strategies for peacemaking.
 
Most importantly, you will be able to practice these new skills so that when conflict appears in any part of your life—from personal relationships to work settings to your church—you can manage it successfully.
 
These workshops benefit clergy and church leaders looking for concepts and practices to prepare before conflict arises. 
 
If your church or circuit would like to host a regional Introduction to Conflict Transformation workshop, please get in touch with Ryan Christenson at ryan.christenson@iaumc.org or (712) 227-1277.
 
Each participant will receive a training manual and will have a little homework to do beforehand. Please take the conflict-style assessment and review their results before arriving at the workshop.
 
Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Cedar Falls, First UMC
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
718 Clay St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613-2943
Please register here by September 27
 
Saturday, October 15, 2022 – West Des Moines Valley UMC
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
4201 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50265-3052
Please register here by October 7
 
Saturday, November 19, 2022 – Corning UMC
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
901 Nodaway St
Corning, IA 50841-1328
Please register here by November 11