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LIVE VIRTUAL Lateral Violence

Working Towards Solutions
for Indigenous Communities & Organizations

Nov 09 - Nov 10, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)

Online Live Virtual

Trainer: Cindy Deschenes, MSW, RSW

Price: $459.00 CAD (regular rate) + tax

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Workshop Description

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

Lateral violence occurs when harmful behaviours we experience show up in our interactions with others. It is expressed in many forms including lack of trust, favouritism, and poor communication – these issues typically lead to conflict between individuals or within an entire group. Moving beyond the cycle of lateral violence begins with people becoming aware of its causes and impacts. This workshop explores the various dynamics of lateral violence and offers solutions for prevention. Participants will develop better personal awareness and enhance their communication and conflict resolution skills.

About This Workshop

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Types of Lateral Violence
  • Escalation of Lateral Violence
  • Working Towards Solutions
  • Lateral Violence and Conflict
  • Dealing with Misunderstandings
  • The Intention Check
  • Transforming Arguments
  • Finding Your Interaction Style
  • Anger Escalation Cycle
  • Trigger Phrases and Gestures
  • Different Styles of Communicating
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Preventing Lateral Violence

Target Audience

This is an introductory level workshop intended for Indigenous communities and organizations wanting to explore the various dynamics of violence and learn strategies for responding to and preventing it.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, experiential practice, personal reflection, and small group discussion.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • List the types and severity of lateral violence
  • Describe the stages of lateral violence escalation
  • Identify styles of conflict interaction
  • Summarize key steps toward a resolution process

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About the Trainer

Cindy Deschenes, MSW, RSW

Portrait of Cindy Deschenes, MSW, RSW

Cindy is from the Kitigan Zibi and Kitiganik Algonquin communities in Quebec. In her career, she has worked with numerous First Nations and non-First Nations communities and schools. Cindy is a Registered Social Worker and her educational background includes a diploma and undergraduate degree in Addictions Counselling and a Master’s degree in Social Work. In addition to training with CTRI, she has a small private practice and is working on her PhD research in the area of mental health and wellbeing. As a helper, her approach draws on holistic, Indigenous worldviews and practices that have included storytelling, ceremony, trickster teachings, traditional games, and arts. She believes that although some of us may feel broken inside, we are never truly broken as we each hold four sacred gifts that enable every one of us to tap into these if we so choose. As a fun-loving, kind-hearted presenter and trainer, Cindy weaves her lived experiences and traditional cultural knowledge into her training, and believes in working with the shared wisdom and values of every individual in the room. Read blogs written by Cindy here.

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Lateral Violence Live Virtual (early rate expires 10-19-20)
Live Virtual - Nov. 9-10, 2020; 9am-4pm Central Time
$459.00 CAD

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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled seven or more days prior to the workshop/live stream are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively, you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than seven days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to take part in the event, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person.

We reserve the right to cancel an event due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only.

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Login details approximately seven days prior the live stream date, as well as a PDF e-manual and workshop certificate.

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Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise at any time throughout the registration process, please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199, or email [email protected].

Special Accommodations for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require in order to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: There are six continuing education credits earned for each day of training. For example, a one-day workshop earns six continuing education hours, while a two-day workshop earns 12 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.
See our Continuing Education Credits page for more information.