Theories of Teaching & Training

Frank Dukes talks about his work in capacity building and conflict resolution training.
Mari Fitzduff tells an anecdote about how one bad experience can have a long effect.
Mari Fitzduff describes which she calls as a "knowledge intervention," when people are encouraged to look at other cases to learn about their own situation and possible ways to address it.
Nancy Farrell suggests that trainers should practice what they teach.
Jayne Docherty advises intervenors to be aware of their own world view.
Ray Shonholtz describes an international conflict resolution training program.
Jayne Docherty of Eastern Mennonite University recommends that interveners engage in self-analysis exercises in order to better understand their own worldviews.
Larry Susskind highlights practitioners' responsibility to provide internship and apprenticeship opportunities for students of conflict resolution.
Carolyn Stephenson describes how teaching can be useful as a conflict resolution tool because it is so non-threatening.
Angela Khaminwa, Program Officer for Outreach and Communication at The Coexistence Initiative, discusses shortcomings of training in the field, which can stifle creativity and are costly.
Dennis Sandole suggests that interveners can help parties (and themselves) deal with the emotional/cognitive interplay by training both sides separately and then together before undertaking any mediation or conflict resolution strategy.