What is this course about?
In this unique online course, Dr Ivana Milojević uses the future help you resolve inner and outer conflicts in your personal and professional life.
Conflict is everywhere. Even in the most loving of families, and in the most supportive of communities, there is conflict. People often avoid conflict because they are scared of it, and or do not have appropriate skills to address it. But conflict can be a wonderful opportunity to get to the next level of our relationships, to create positive social change, to improve our communities and societies, and that is all possible if we know how to deal with conflict constructively. Too often, we deal with conflict destructively, which means that instead of transforming it to create something new; a different and better future, we actually go towards the root of violence.
In this course, we will utilize the future as a resource to transform conflict in the present moment. We will learn how to minimize conflicts already occurring, how to prevent it from happening in the future, and how to repair relationships after it has taken place. Conflict can be an opportunity to create something novel, something different, and in that sense, we are going to look at where we want to go rather than where we have been. When we look at the past, we get one approach. But when we go into the future which is much more open, we are in a much better position to deal with the conflict in the present moment.
These are the dynamics we will discuss in this course, and we will utilize a number of Futures tools and methods for constructive conflict transformation. I hope you will join us. Please see the curriculum below.
Welcome to Conflict Transformation
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Dr. Ivana Milojević is a researcher, writer and educator with a trans-disciplinary professional background in sociology, education, gender, peace and futures studies and Director of Metafuture. She was awarded a PhD in Education in 2003 by the University of Queensland.
Ivana has previously held professorships at several universities including Tamkang University, Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Taipei; Association of Centres for Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies and Research, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
She has worked in public policy settings, giving speeches and providing advice and consultancies all over the world. Finally, she is a published author of academic books, scholarly book chapters and articles. Her books include: Breathing: Violence In, Peace Out. (2013); Who Is Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Workbook for Peace Education, Interculturality and Gender Equity. Eduko: Novi Sad (2012) and more.
Conflict Transformation is completely self-paced online course that will give you methods and tools to resolve inner and outer conflicts in your personal and professional lives. The course will take approximately 2 weeks of part-time study.
Master futures facilitation
The course is packed with methods and tools from Futures as well as Peace and Conflict Studies that you can use right away to become a better facilitator in online and offline spaces.
Participation and completion of this course can lead to Certification of Completion from CFAR, TAMKANG UNIVERSITY. Take the course, select a topic, write up 1500-2500 words for external evaluation by two Tamkang Uni Professors. This is a real certification. Strong pieces may be published.
- Presentation (8:01)
- Reading 1.1: What Is Your View? The Polak Peace Game and Typologies of Violence and Peace
- Activity: Images of the Future
- Activity: The War/Violence-Peace Continuum
- Reading 1.2: Contextualising Conflict: The Futures Triangle
- Activity - The Futures Triangle
- Activity: Agents of Change
- Quiz 2
- Presentation (7:44)
- Reading 2.1: Who is Right, Lyn or Pam? Using Conflict Resolution Scenario Methods (CRSM) to Resolve an Organisational Conflict
- Reading 2.2: Making Peace: Kosovo/a and Serbia. Conflict Resolution Scenarios (2008)
- Activity: Conflict Resolution Styles
- Activity: Habitual Styles and Getting Involved in Other People's Conflict
- Quiz 3
Work with me directly
Some of you, and indeed some conflicts, may require professional support or a personal touch. If you require a one on one consultation with Dr Milojević, click the link below to find out more about coaching.