EDITIONS
Continuous editions
TARGET
Third-sector actors (Social Cooperatives, NGO, Associations etc.), Social Entrepreneurs, Social Assistants, Teachers, Legal Professions, Medical Professions and Cultural Mediators.
OBJECTIVES OF COURSE
Living public and private urban spaces obligatory requires strong personal and collective capabilities of mediation, in the context of our society. This course aims at giving concrete answers for the resolution of conflicts, that very often are the consequence of easily identifiable misunderstandings. The scope is to recommend useful strategies for the development of necessary capabilities to face conflict situations both on personal and on professional levels.
TEACHING CONTENTS
I MODULE (One Day)
– Definition of Community Mediation: involved actors, the will to mediate, building a promise of mediation (one hour)
– Elements of restorative justice, safe community concept, conflict perception, conflict definition (one hour)
– Basic notion: community, integration, tolerance, voluntary participation, bullying, conflict, verbal violence and abuses, marginalization (one hour)
– Understanding points of view of other people: resolution of conflict techniques (two hours)
– Mediation techniques and voluntary participation (one hour)
– Strategies of using Mediation and intervention techniques (one hour)
– Legal references (one hour)
II MODULE (One Day)
– The ethnography of community mediation practices applied to local programmes: quarters, apartment buildings, schools, places of work (two hours)
– Awareness of own answers to conflict (one hour)
– Awareness of other people’s answers to conflict (one hour)
– Symbology of restorative justice and of retributive justice (one hour)
– The “winners” and the “losers” in mediation (one hour)
– Exercise: Identification and management of preconceptions as causes of conflict in our communities (two hours)
TRAINING METHODOLOGIES
The course entirely develops in class. Frontal lessons and concrete exercises will be duly balanced.
TRAINING MATERIAL
At the beginning of each lesson students will receive printed slides. During lessons, websites and useful links will be communicated to students and this material will be used for the development of different simulation exercises.
DURATION OF COURSE
The course will last 16 hours.
NUMBER OF ATTENDEES
Maximum number of students: 15/20.