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Conflict Resolution Course

November 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


The Bystander Challenge is a course offered by the National Conflict Resolution Center that will be coming to Santee UMC on November 3 at 11:30 AM in Sunshine Hall. This workshop examines a bystander’s role in decreasing inappropriate communication and behavior in the community.

We often hear comments and witness behaviors that can escalate to the point of individuals feeling harassed by others. Increasingly, bystanders are being asked to become “up-standers;” to stand up to perceived harassment issues. This is easier said than done. Many times, community dynamics make it challenging to know the correct course of action. Long-term friendships, community culture, lack of diversity within a neighborhood, and discomfort with the topic can all get in the way of taking action.

NCRC’s strength is teaching people how to have challenging conversations in ways that demonstrate respect, inclusiveness, and dignity for everyone involved. This workshop on empowering bystander communication builds on the tools NCRC knows work to help community members gain confidence in conducting these conversations. Thoughtful interactive exercises and reflective conversations will help create a safe space to learn. Weaving in values clarification and specific communication skills development, this workshop will give us more confidence to react to these situations effectively.

We pray that everyone in the congregation will take advantage of this FREE course to help us communicate better in our homes, our schools, our work places and even at church. With a growing polarized world, we are called as Christians to model grace and peace in ways that bring us all together, rather than splitting us apart. This course, in unison with our foundation of faith, will help us do just that.


November 3
11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Santee UMC
8964 N. Magnolia Ave.
Santee, CA 92071 United States
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  • 8964 N. Magnolia Ave.
    Santee, CA 92071
  • (619) 448-4456

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