Relationships and Conflict

Resources focused on creating partnerships and leading through conflict using empathy and trust. Click here for a more detailed description.

Lewis Center for Church Leadership | Advancing the knowledge and practice of church leadership

The Lewis Center for Church Leadership offers resources in a variety of areas and could fit in any of these categories. Check out their podcasts, toolkits, blogs, newsletter, and more.

Center for Courage and Renewal 

Founded by Parker Palmer, the Center for Courage and Renewal is now directed by WNC clergy member, Katheryn McElveen.  Their resources and programs will teach you skills for deeper listening, wholehearted decision-making, exploring your vocation, and building trustworthy relationships.
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
Nonviolent communication (abbreviated NVC, also called compassionate communication or collaborative communication) is an approach to communication based on principles of nonviolence. It is not a technique to end disagreements, but rather a method designed to increase empathy and improve the quality of life of those who utilize the method and the people around them.
Lombard Mennonite Peace Center
LMPC programs and resources address ways of resolving conflicts and building healthier relationships in many settings. Having the skills to function effectively in emotionally intense, conflicted situations is important for everyone, especially those of who are leaders.
In each workshop, participants will learn the difference between inward (self) and outward (others) mindsets. They will discover where they have been inward and how to turn more outward. They will learn how to turn their mindsets and behaviors outward by applying the following toolsets: self-awareness tools, mindset change tools, accountability tools, and collaboration tools.

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