June: Dignity, The Essential Role it Plays in Resolving Conflict

Donna Hicks, PhD

Date: June 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 Registration. Program 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 333 Westchester Avenue, White Plains NY 10604
Cost: NYACP and NJ Collaborative Group members price: $200.00

[Register at NYCollaborativeProfessionals.org]

This interactive and dynamic workshop will introduce participants to the Dignity Model; a hopeful, learning approach to building healthy and enduring relationships. While the desire for dignity is one of the deepest human yearnings, knowing how to treat oneself and others in a way that honors it does not come naturally. We may all be born with dignity, but we are not born knowing how to act like it. It has to be learned. The workshop takes participants through a step-by-step process of understanding the significant role dignity plays in conflicts and how to use dignity to restore broken relationships. If indignity tears us apart, dignity can put us back together again.

Participants will learn about the dignity model as a framework for understanding conflict and what reconciling with dignity looks like. You will also learn how you can make dignity work for you and your clients by using the knowledge of dignity to repair and strengthen relationships at all levels.

For those who wish to do some advance reading, Dr. Hicks’ book Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict. Her websites also provide information about the ‘Declare Dignity Project’ and the book. See www.declaredignity.comand www.drdonnahicks.com

Donna Hicks, PhD, is an Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. After 25 years facilitating international conflict dialogues around the world and consulting to organizations on relational solutions, Dr. Hicks believes that underlying conflict at all levels are unaddressed violations of dignity. She is a 2012 Recipient of the CDSC Peacemaker Award.