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Place for Hope Training: Faith in Change and Conflict

24 September - 5 December


Place for Hope is delighted to be running the ‘Faith in Change and Conflict’ Course in Scotland in September & December 2024 (two 3-day blocks, with an additional two x 3.5-hour sessions of online teaching.

Knowing there is help and support available can be a great source of hope for those experiencing difficulties and divisions within their congregations and communities, and Place for Hope have a proven record in helping individuals and faith communities find both support and ways through the difficulties.

This advanced course is for all in leadership (ordained, lay, formal, informal) in our churches and faith-based organisations who want to deepen their learning about conflict, change and transition in faith contexts, in order to strengthen their skills base for local application.

Over the sessions, the course will cover four units:

Unit 1: Introduction to Conflict Transformation and Personal Development
We understand how conflict, change and transition operate in others, when we understand how it operates in ourselves. Unit 1 guides us through this journey, and introduces us to the course, and to the context in which we will be applying our learning.

Unit 2: Communication and Facilitation Skills
Honing facilitation and communication skills is essential as we lead others through times of change and transition. This unit offers a bedrock of learning for the following units.

Unit 3: Conflict and Mediation Skills
In this unit we dig deeply into some of the skills needed for transforming conflict, for hosting difficult conversations, and for working together to transform the culture of our work settings, churches, and communities.

Unit 4: Conflict in the Context of Faith
What are the specific dynamics at play in church contexts when we encounter change and difference? What does the bible teach us about conflict and change? How do we apply our learning in our own faith context?

Part 1 Residential: Tues 24th September 2024 (1500) – Thurs 26th September 2024 (1600) Part 2 Residential: Tues 3rd December 2024 (1500) – Thurs 5th December 2024 (1500) Online sessions: Thurs 17th October & Fri 15th November 2024 (0930 – 1300)


Cost Per Person

£1,050 (payments can be made in instalments on request)
Early Bird Rate: £950 (by March 31st, 2024)

Fee includes catering, accommodation and training materials


24 September
5 December


Place for Hope
07884 580 359
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St Mary’s Monastary
Hatton Road, Kinnoull
Perth, PH2 7BP
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+44 (0)1738 624 075
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