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Leadership and Conflict Resolution Skills

Dates: 28 – 30 June

Venue: Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Co. Wicklow

Duration: 20 hours (approx.)

The course is an intended as an introduction to the themes of leadership and conflict resolution both separately and in an integrated way. It is based on Glencree’s experience on working with diverse groups in a peacebuilding context where leadership is a vital ingredient.


  •  To analyse and understand conflict and its suppression and develop approaches to deal with it creatively through activities and case studies
  • To identify key issues for participants in relation to conflict and define ways to work through these issues relevant to their own contexts
  • To explore and develop negotiation skills as an approach to conflict resolution
  • To focus on the role of leadership and approaches to developing leadership skills


  • Understanding and awareness of conflict dynamics
  • Creative approaches and skills for dealing with conflict
  • Planning and practicing negotiating
  • Styles and skills for good leadership

Suitable for:

  • Youth and community workers
  • NGO workers from development, human rights, peacebuilding backgrounds
  • Teachers and education practitioners
  • Anyone working with groups or teams
  • Students interested in peacebuilding

Price:  €280 including meals and accommodation for two nights

Concessions are available, for more information contact Eamon Rafter (Contact details below)


Eamon Rafter

Eamon is Learning Co-ordinator at Glencree with responsibility for the development, delivery and assessment of training programmes for young people and adults. He has worked in this role since 2005 and has run a wide range of programmes on conflict resolution, peacebuilding, intercultural practice and leadership in Ireland and internationally

Yaser Alashqar

Yaser was born and raised in Gaza, Palestine and experienced the violent conflict in the region since he was a child and lost family members during the conflict. He studied at  Al-Azhar University of Gaza and in 2005 came to Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in Ireland to work in developing the Middle East Programme. He has an MA in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies and continues to facilitate peace and youth projects and education programs in Ireland North and South.

Contact details for further course information:

Eamon Rafter: 00353(0)1 2829711


Yaser Alashqar:

For booking information and course registration: Contact Nicky Butler at:
00353(0)1 2829711

To register, please send Course Registration Form to: or

Nicky Butler
Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation
Co Wicklow

Click here for the Course Registration Form

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Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation is a company limited by guarantee in the Republic of Ireland; Company Number: 50088 and registered charity number: CHY5943; and a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales under charity number 1137390 and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, company number 7152448. The registered address in Ireland is: Glencree, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Company Directors: Mary Curtin, Denise Collins, Debbie Donnelly, John Flood, Bronagh Hinds, Colin Murphy, Turlough O'Donnell, Andy Pollak, Barbara Walshe (Chair).