What we do

We provide facilitation and training to resolve conflicts, prevent violence and support multicultural societies. We work with teams, organisations, conferences, think-tanks, community forums, and long-term projects of post-war recovery. Forums run from 3 hours to 5 days or a series over years. We also provide team building or alternative dispute resolution facilitation and training within organisations, have an annual modular ‘facilitation for leaders’ programme, and publish.

 

Why

Everyone is familiar with being easily taken into polarised conflict. Even organisations devoted to community development and humanitarian aid are readily blocked by conflict. Yet people are innately able to dialogue and transform conflict to prevent violence. This includes awareness of our relationships and power dynamics through history, our diversity and how to move forward as multicultural societies. We facilitate people to interact and gain awareness around these topics and so shape a creative future together.
We’ve seen individuals and communities transform – less easily swept up into polarised positions, or even wide scale violence. They connect to their personal and collective histories, and to something deeper than our differences, leading to needed collaborations, across groups and sectors of society.

Conflicts’ many levels

Conflicts are both local (specific to a region), and ‘non-local’, which means the polarised roles in a conflict manifest at different levels – within an individual, relationship, organisation, society and globally. Rather than thinking of conflict as ‘out there’ and on TV, or as only the other guy’s fault, we can therefore work with conflicts at many levels. This helps people to recognise their participation in problems, and their leadership in making a difference.

CFOR’s contribution

Our contribution to the field of international development, peace studies and conflict resolution, is our focus on the transformative potential of increased awareness. Our background is in working with systemic and psychological dynamics. Our methods are ‘Worldwork’, the application of Arnold Mindell’s Process Oriented Psychology to collective processes and conflict facilitation.

CFOR is an NGO and UK registered charity

Your donation is welcome

UK Donations are tax deductible.
Contact us at admin@cfor.info re USA and other countries.

Company number:     6302212
Registered Charity:     1148661

 

Events and News

Documentary
View 4.5 min short of our 1 hour documentary 'For the Next Generation: Worldwork in Rwanda'View 4.5 min short video

Register for the 1 hour documentary

For the Next Generation: Worldwork in Rwanda, June 2017 1 Hour Documentary, including perpetrators and survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi’

Join us for the Autumn Intensive in London, October 12 -17, 2018 The Spirit of Practice: Worldwork Facilitation for our Times [ Flyer ]
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Facilitation for Leaders Modular Training Course 2018-2019. Join us in autumn 2018 for our next annual Facilitation for Leaders course
2018-19 [ Flyer ]

NEWS
CFOR new follow-up courses -Worldwork Series and Worldwork Dojo [ Flyer ]

CFOR is off to Zimbawe: visit our page

CFOR in Rwanda: 4th Facilitated Forum in Rwanda and the Great Lakes with training to support Rwandan communities in their efforts towards reconciliation and recovery. [ Programme Description ]

CFOR’s London Forum Facilitated dialogue on vital topics we face in London, UK, Europe and internationally [ Read More ]

Publications Recent article: ‘Contribution of worldwork methodology for violence prevention and community recovery after mass violence: An example from Rwanda’, in Psychotherapy and Politics International, John Wiley and Sons. [ Click Here ]

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Contact us

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