Authentic Apology: Conflict Resolution Workshop

Forgiveness imageDetails: How do you get an apology and, more importantly, how do you get an apology that works? Most of us are rarely satisfied with words alone; ultimately we are looking for responsible action, a change in policy, behaviour or sentiment to follow an apology. Adjust your spirit, shift your lens and join others in this workshop examining Forgiveness as it relates to furthering justice and building compassion. Learn how to listen actively, to bring dignity to apology and how forgiveness plays a key role in conflict resolution at the personal, communal and national levels.


Led by respected activist and U of T Alumnus Peter Bruer. First trained as a mediator in 1992, in 1997 he became Manager of the Conflict Resolution and Training service at St. Stephen’s Community House, one of the largest and best-known community mediation services in Canada, with responsibility for policy, program supervision and development of both its community and professional work. With more than 15 years in the field, Bruer has acquired considerable personal experience mediating and facilitating community disputes and professional conflicts, and has consulted on the design of conflict resolution systems in a variety of settings.


When: Thurs., Oct. 24, 2013, 12-1:30 pm
Where: South Sitting Room, Hart House
Cost: Free /  Registration required /


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