Conflict Competent: Mentoring Others in Times of Tension

Conflict is challenging for Christians.  Christian environments are  both conflict prone and conflict averse.  We sadly don’t have a good history of managing our disagreements positively and well.  Consequently there is a lot of pain and hurt around conflict for many in leadership.  In fact, the stress caused by conflict is the number one reason pastors leave ministry.  In this day seminar, we will explore three elements of conflict and how you as a mentor can help those you work with to act with wisdom and integrity when they find themselves in tension.  We will look at common causes of conflict, how to assist others frame conflict in  helpful ways, constructive behaviours in conflict and how to mentor others toward competency in conflict management.

Keynote Speaker – Tim Dyer

Tim teaches conflict skills to leaders in the Arrow Program, at several Theological Colleges and regularly to pastors and clergy conferences. He consults with congregations in conflict in trains conflict management teams for a range of Australian Christian Denominations. He is part of the Australian Christian Mentoring Network and provides the Peace Train website for conflict resolution skills in Christian environments.

There will be a local presenter in each of the workshops.


$100 per participant

$75 for current ACMN Members with a 2016 paid membership (please note, this is not the same as being a registered user of this website)
Notes, morning and afternoon teas provided—(does not include lunch)

To register:

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Brisbane – 5th September

Sydney – 6th September

Melbourne – 7th September

Adelaide – 8th September

Perth – 9th September