Conflict and Communication
This course is all about communication, from the significance of communication during conflict to non-violent communication and cultural representation!
Crossing Borders International College
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Blended learning
Value
Expression
Power
Politics
Negotiation
Cross-Cultural Communication
Humanism
Telling
Values at Work
Conflic Management
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Dialogue
Environment
Principles
Pedagogy
Marketing
Business
Enhancing Language
The Reminding Language
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Application
Learning
Technology
Economics
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Beliefs
Hierarchy of Needs
Leadership
Indisputable Language
International Development
Communication
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Course Description
We strongly believe that non-violent communication is the way to protect ourselves and people around us from emotional abuse, the way to create a healthy, safe, harmonious environment for communication, self-expression and sharing. Therefore, this course aims to facilitate the cultivation and maintenance of non-violent conflict resolution mechanisms among young people by supporting and educating critical ambassadors for peace. This course is the collection of practical exercises on non-violent communication. It contains individual and group exercises in order to help participants understand and develop all components of non-violent communication. Furthermore, we hope our toolkit helps practitioners of non-formal education to carry out interesting activities on non-violent communication during the specific events or serves as a tool for mainstreaming non-violent communication approach in non-formal education in general.
Units

Unit 1 Communication During Conflict: An Introduction
Before we dig into the next unit on Nonviolent Communication (NVC), it is important to understand the concept of conflict and therefore in this unit you will learn what conflict is and the basics of conflict resolution. This includes a video lecture from Mette Juel Madsen of the Danish Centre for Conflict Resolution and corresponding tasks. Watch as Mette discusses day-to-day conflicts and the importance of not shying away from them. As the founder of the Danish Centre for Conflict Resolution said, the fastest way out of a conflict is directly into it!
Unit 2 What is Non-Violent Communication?
Now we have had a look at the basics of conflict and conflict resolution, this unit will provide you with an understanding of what the term Nonviolent Communication (NVC) means. It contains videos and materials about what NVC is and how to practise it through four important steps. You will also learn how nonviolent communication can be used in practice with different examples. The unit ends up in some exercises that will test your newly attained knowledge about NVC.
Unit 3 Cultural Representation with Vibeke Quaade
Violence and communication is an extremely complicated topic, and there are many forms of communication which conflicts and the need for resolutions arise from. The chairman of Crossing Borders' Board of Directors, Vibeke Quaade, has spent her career working with communications in NGOs. From this, she has observed what it means for NGOs to communicate certain images to the public and why these images can exert their own form of violence. This offers us a different look at communication from what we have seen in the preceding units. Watch as Vibeke gives her lecture 'Images of Africa' and complete the exercises to explore this thought-provoking topic yourself.