Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35
Sometimes it’s easy to love one another, sometimes it is hard—especially in the midst of conflict. Conflict happens whenever people gather and have opinions and passions. Conflict can be manageable, productive and even transformative when handled well.
The Diocese of Central New York is offering free Conflict Resolution Skills training this winter and spring. In-person trainings are available in locations around the diocese; there are also two opportunities to attend the training via video conference.
Led by the Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent, Canon for Transitions and Church Development, this training will be two hours filled with practical information, tools, and skills for dealing with conflict in our parishes and beyond. We encourage lay leaders, parishioners, clergy and staff members to join us for one of these events. Pick the date, time and place that work best for you!
The two-hour class is free, but we ask you to please sign up ahead of time by clicking the registration links for any of the opportunities below. Video conference instructions will be e-mailed to those registered at least twenty-four hours in advance.
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