Religion & Dispute Resolution in Florence, Italy

Itinerary

Religion and Dispute Resolution
June 23 - 30, 2013
Florence, Italy

Sunday
Afternoon

4:00 - 7:00pm



Check into Hotel Carolus (you are encouraged to arrive in Italy no later than Saturday, June 22, to avoid being jet-lagged at the start of class; make own arrangements for lodging for Saturday night)

Orientation at Hotel Carolus
Introduction:  The Nature and Role of Conflict
Conflict in the New Testament:  Finding Renewal in Conflict

Monday
8:30-10:15 Artistic Rivalry and Revival: Conflict as an Impetus to Creativity in Italian Renaissance Art
Understanding Your Own Style of Response to Conflict
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Your Personal Style Profile: Affirming Your Strengths and Managing Your Excesses
 
12:00-1:00 Lunch at Villa La Pietra
1:00-3:00 Tour of Villa La Pietra
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30 Interpersonal Peacemaking Skills:  How to be Effective When People Are Angry
4:30-4:45 Break
4:45-5:30 Interpersonal Peacemaking Skills: Negotiating Win-Win Solutions
Tuesday
8:00-12:30 Lecture Tour in Florence - Baptistery, Duomo, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Museo del Bargello, Santa Croce
1:00-2:00 Lunch at Villa La Pietra
2:00- 3:45 Mediation Skills: Theoretical Introduction and Overview of the Process
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5:30 Mediation Skills: Getting People to the Table and Introduction Stage
Wednesday
8:00-12:00 Lecture Tour in Florence - Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Loggia dei Lanzi, Galleria degli Uffizi, Orsanmichele, Palazzo Davanzati, Santa Trinita
12:30-1:30 Lunch at Villa La Pietra
1:30-3:00 Mediation Skills: Story-Telling Stage
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:45 Mediation Skills: Problem-Solving Stage
4:45-5:00 Break
5:00-5:30 Mediation Skills: Problem-Solving and Healing Strategies
Thursday
8:30-10:15 Mediation Skills: Agreement Stage
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30 -12:00 Mediation Skills: Neutralizing History
12:00-1:00 Lunch at Villa La Pietra
1:00-2:30 Mediation Skills: Mediating Multi-Party Disputes
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:15 Dynamics of Congregational Conflict
4:15-4:30 Break
4:30-5:30 Family Systems Theory and Church Conflict
Friday
8:30-10:00 Mediating Congregational Conflict: Overview and Contracting Phase
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:00 Mediating Congregational Conflict: Information Gathering and Education Phases
12:00-1:00 Lunch at Villa La Pietra
1:00-2:45 Mediating Congregational Conflict: Healing Phase
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Mediating Congregational Conflict: Problem-Solving and Closing Phases
6:30-10:00 Excursion and Farewell Dinner in Fiesole
Saturday
8:30-12:30 Lecture Tour in Florence - Sant' Apollonia, Museo di San Marco, SS Annunziata, Galleria della Accademia
12:30-5:00 Free Time
Sunday
  Check out of Hotel Carolus and Departure

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