Free training material & self-study guide
Below are links to much of the study and training material we offer on this website, COST FREE. The Conflict Resolution Network presents a 12 skills approach. If you are dealing with a problem in your life right now, you might want to run that problem through our list of skills. You may well find a useful next step towards resolution or better management of the issue.
There's lots of material here and of course it takes time and patience to work through it, but we hope you will find it worthwhile. You can do this alone or form a study or seminar group. We encourage you to print out relevant training material and share it with others.
The green headings below are links. Click on these to access our material. You can also access them through the drop down menu "Free Resources" under the Header at the top of the page.
Start with these three shorter pieces:
If possible, spend a few days thinking and talking about the above material.
Then move onto the following more in-depth training:
About 20 pages. If studying alone, spend at least the next twelve days getting into this material, one skill at a time.
This CR Trainers Manual is directed to trainers and facilitators and includes training materials, interactive questions and classroom handouts. We encourage you to use sections of it to prepare for your face to face contact with groups. Click the Menu item for Free Resources and see the CR Trainers Manual link to over 500 pages of rigorous preparation for helping yourself and others to a new way of life, in work-place strategies and social contact.
If you need a break from this in-depth study, read from:
20 page summary of the book The Gentle Revolution by Helena Cornelius, Director of The Conflict Resolution Network. It will help you wherever a clash of values is present - and especially when that clash is between more masculine vs more feminine relating styles.
Excellent to test your skills. It’s best if you can involve a few players.
This is great for exploring with others.
Downloadable A4 and A5 posters and handouts on conflict resolution skills for your noticeboard or classroom.
This lesson plan comes from the manual: Managing Conflict with Confidence, Clare Heaton & Maureen Lynch. (Australia: Pearson Education Australia, 2003). It is targeted at upper primary and lower secondary students (ages 10-15 approx).
It is based on Conflict Resolution Network's 12 skills of Conflict Resolution.
Unfortunately the full manual is currently out of print.
We are most grateful to the authors for their permission to make this session available on CRN's website.
The above link will take you to a chapter on anger management taken (with permission of course!) from the book: Is Everyone at the Table: 18 Life Lessons in Problem Solving by Ernest G. Tannis, a mediation lawyer. It encourages us to find our own intuitively appropriate response to the extraordinary challenges that people in crisis can bring to the negotiating table. The book may be purchased from lulu.com
If you embark on a self-study process using these online materials, we wish you well on your journey!
You may also like to consider our low cost E-Learning Course on Conflict Resolution. It uses many of these materials plus additional audio and video content and includes assignments to help you check your learning process. Read more about this guided study program with teacher input and a certificate to add to your c.v. on successful completion, at the following link: