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Constructive Conversations

14 September 2017

Time: 5:30 PM -7:30 PM
Venue: Holding Redlich Lawyers
Level 1, 300 Queen St
Brisbane QLD 4000

$25.00 Members

$10.00 Student members

$35.00 Guests

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Applying findings from neuroscience to conflict resolution

14 September, Brisbane

Join the Queensland Chapter for a presentation and interactive discussion on recent findings from the field of neuroscience that are applicable in conflict resolution.

The guest speaker, Dr Serge Loode, will share how mediators can create constructive conversations and safe spaces for discussion by encouraging positive conflict behaviours in disputing parties. Serge will present recommendations for understanding and working with threat and reward reactions, based on the SCARF model developed by neuroleadership consultant and coach David Rock. He will also discuss how recent research in neuroimaging confirms the importance of verbally acknowledging emotions and how this can help parties to manage feelings such as anger or fear.

About Dr Serge Loode

Dr Serge Loode is a practitioner, trainer and academic working in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. He is a director of Peace and Conflict Studies Institute Australia (PaCSIA), an NGO based in Brisbane.

Serge is an experienced facilitator, conflict resolution trainer and assessor. He is a nationally accredited mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS). Serge regularly conducts workshops for understanding conflict, negotiation & mediation skills, group facilitation, intercultural conflict resolution and leadership and teamwork. He also facilitates dialogue and strategic planning workshops. Serge has mediated workplace disputes and community conflicts.

Serge’s facilitation methods focus on building relationships across difference, managing uncertainty and understanding complexity. Currently he is leading a large-scale peacebuilding project in Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) to prepare the local population for the 2019 referendum on independence.