I offer trainings and workshops in conflict resolution skill-building that draw on my experience both as a conflict specialist and an artist. Whether in a single-day or multi-week training, I provide practical, experiential tools that help people and organizations develop a skilled approach and flexible mindset for engaging in difficult conflict situations of all kinds.
Trainings and workshops
A Year of Conflict Thinking- Online: In this year-long training, you will work with Dana and your cohort through readings, conversation, hands-on practice, and self-chosen projects, focusing on your internal and external practice of conflict engagement. Prerequisite: previous conflict skill-building course with Dana.
The current Year of Conflict Thinking course began in October 2023.
UPCOMING: The next cohort will begin in the Fall of 2024. Please be in touch if you would like to join.
8-Week Essential Conflict Skills Intensive I- Online: This intensely hands-on course offers practical methods to learn and practice the skills and mindset that will help you communicate effectively and engage productively in difficult conversations and conflict in all areas of your life. The course takes place through 8 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours each, with small cohorts of 8-10 people. I have taught this course for Rutgers University, Bennington College, Frankfurt University, and the Palucca University in Dresden, Germany. If your organization would like to set up a course, or you are an individual who would like to join an upcoming course, please be in touch. Open to all.
UPCOMING: The next course will begin February 22, 2024. Please be in touch if you would like to join.
8-Week Essential Conflict Skills Intensive I I- Online: An 8-week, next-step training, deepening your practice of seeing conflict as an opportunity for constructive change. Strengthen your capacity to step into challenging conversations and circumstances with sturdy curiosity and the skill to listen, express yourself, and analyze the situation in conflict. The course takes place through 8 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours each, with small cohorts of 8-10 people. Prerequisite: previous conflict skill-building course with Dana.
“This course offered a stimulating space to think differently about conflict–the personal, interpersonal, and socio-political– in an intimate, dynamic, and highly proactive setting. Dana is astute at facilitating a rigorous, but supportive peer exchange environment. The class was a fantastic incubator for experimenting with new ideas about communication and social engagement that have inspired me to risk new approaches to my scholarly work and personal relationships. I took this course as a complement to my current graduate studies in peace and conflict, but I would recommend it to people from diverse fields and backgrounds. This was by far one of the most enriching virtual educational experiences I’ve had!” – Anya Russian
8-10 Week Intensive in Choreographic Thinking in the Creation of Participatory Public Events. Online. This highly practice-based course integrates practices from the fields of conflict resolution and choreography in the creation of participatory social action events and powerful and effective communication tools. The course takes place through weekly sessions of 2.5 hours. I have taught this course for Rutgers University and Bennington College. If your organization would like to set up a course, or you are an individual who would like to join an upcoming course, please be in touch.
“All in all this course was one of the most important ones I have taken part in the past years. I feel Dana’s message and especially the practice she offers is deeply transformative. Coupled with the choreographic and creative approach accessible to every person – regardless of whether they have a background in dance or not – the course offers an inspirational path for social and political transformation that can be applied in a myriad of contexts! I feel so grateful for the experience and for Dana’s attentive generosity in the classes.” – Henna-Elise Selkälä
Conflict engagement skill-building- Online or in-person: These workshops offer a condensed deep dive into conflict engagement practices for groups and organizations. The workshop can be tailored to the specific challenges and interests of your organization or group. Workshop duration flexible, 1-5 days.
Choreographic thinking in the creation of participatory public events- online or in-person:
A hands-on workshop integrating practices from the fields of conflict resolution and choreography in the creation of participatory social action events and powerful and effective communication tools. Workshop duration, 1-5 days.
Contact me to develop a workshop that offers a practical, actionable plan to achieve your group’s communication goals and your collective and individual ability to use conflict as an opportunity for positive growth.
Photos: top, Marvin Fuchs, bottom, Walter Vorjohann