IIPSGP personnel are also available to run workshops in schools, colleges and other learning organisations (companies, research institutes) dealing with conflict resolution, peacemaking skills, and mediation training. IIPSGP has the skills and expertise necessary to advise and train organisations in establishing mediation schemes in their own institutions.
The specific expertise of IIPSGP concerns mediation in conflicts involving religious or cultural differences, i.e. conflicts in which race, ethnicity, belief, prejudice, nationality, norms, values, religious faith, cultural assumptions, patterns of behaviour, customs etc. are involved.
Our work is premised on dialogue, listening skills, respect, toleration, communication critical thinking, the development of objective analytical tools, non-violence, all-round intelligence, inter-dimensional cognition and spiritual awareness. We strongly believe that by developing these skills in your own organisation or institution, the kind of climate in which conflicts, bullying, law-suits, mental, physical and emotional violence flourish and take root, can be changed into an organisational climate in which the most positive and creative outcomes are achieved from all staff, students, workers and personnel in any given institutional context.
We are available to advise on mediation training and conflict resolution skills development in a number of sectors including:
Higher Education (Universities)
We are also available to advise professionally on the way that the curriculum in the educational sector can be expanded also as to include conflicts resolution and mediation skills, especially through citizenship education, religious and moral education, philosophy for children, critical thinking and the humanities in general.
All institutions and organisations taking up the services of IIPSGP can and who wish to develop a Conflict Prevention package can expect a tailor made service.
Many institutions in Britain and the wider world suffer from endemic and cross-sectoral conflict. Bullying and tacit emotional and mental violence go on in workplaces throughout the UK and abroad. In some situations and professional working contexts, in recent years, we have seen a frightening rise of verbal abuse and sometimes physical assaults on staff . IIPSGP is available to give advice on disciplinary methods that work, or on security advice that works through creating a shared ethos of responsibility on the part of all those involved.
We operate a sliding scale of fees for different institutional and professional settings. Our premise is that conflict is cheaper to solve than to endure, and that the subtle (and often overt) violence that permeates much of Britain’s working and educational institutional settings is a drain on the national wealth of the country, through lost working days, illness, absenteeism etc. The cost of restoring peaceful and creative working relations is ALWAYS significantly less than letting violence and conflict continue unchecked.
Our own unique contribution to the work of peacemaking, conflict resolution and mediation is that we combine the latest developments in peacemaking and conflict resolution theory with the practice of peacemaking skills in a way that is accessible to all at whatever level of educational or cognitive development.
IIPSGP strongly believes that peace is the long term consequence of intelligence and wisdom, and has long been interested in increasing the intelligence quotient of institutions, and has a long track of record of working with gifted and talented pupils and students in educational settings. We have proposed a cross party committee be established to set up a Gifted and Talented Programme for Higher Education in the UK, throughout Europe and internationally.
Peacemaking skills, mediation, communication, conflict resolution, and non-violence are regarded by IIPSGP as core skills which need to be added to the palette of training and development options available to intelligent citizens not just in the UK but globally.
The Director of IIPSGP also sits on a committee of international Universities (International Association of University Presidents / UN Commission on Disarmament Education, Conflict Resolution and Peace) which works with the United Nations to engender support for the development of conflict resolution and peacemaking skills programmes in universities worldwide.
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