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January 2019

Managing Differences Within Faith Communities

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Differences in the congregation don’t have to result in a polarization that leaves a congregation stuck in disagreement. Resilient congregations understand this. Still, many of us feel ill prepared to handle conflict within our faith communities. In this course you will learn how to transform conflict into spiritual and community renewal, focusing on: congregations as family systems; levels of conflict within faith communities; collaborative and transparent decision-making principles; theological principles on conflict; structured dialogue in high-anxiety situations; and congregational discernment…

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Practical Skills for Managing Interpersonal Conflict (Core Mediation)

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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This unique and highly interactive training will... Equip participants with practical skills for managing interpersonal difference and disagreement. Address the impact of personal style, culture, and power on conflict. Provide technical proficiency in structured-dialogue and mediation techniques. Benefit both potential mediators and others interested in developing better skills for handling the difficult conversations we all face. Who should attend? Teachers, social workers, managers, business people, counselors, attorneys, court personnel, church leaders, laity—and anyone interested in learning more about solving interpersonal…

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February 2019

KIPCOR Core Skills: Hot Topics in Domestic Mediation: Never-Married Parents

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join us for KIPCOR's new Continuing education Series for Everyone! You will engage with local and regional experts each month to gain the everyday skills you need to lead and thrive in a diverse, changing, and polarized world. Take home skills for use in your families, workplaces, and communities. This session deals with mediating and managing Never-Married parents. Join regional expert Kirsten Zerger as she leads us through tips for dealing with these most difficult of cases. 50% of never-married…

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KIPCOR Core Skills: Building a Trauma-Informed Culture at Work and Beyond

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join us for KIPCOR's new Continuing education Series for Everyone! You will engage with local and regional experts each month to gain the everyday skills you need to lead and thrive in a diverse, changing, and polarized world. Take home skills for use in your families, workplaces, and communities. This session deals with creating a productive environment wherever you are. Regional expert Joyce McEwen Crane will lead us in the program, "Building a Trauma-Informed Culture at Work and Beyond". Creating…

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KIPCOR Film Series: More Than a Word

Luyken Fine Arts Center, 300 East 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Please join us as the KIPCOR Film Series continues on Sunday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m. "More Than a Word" tackles the controversy over Native-American-themed sports mascots and nicknames, with a particular focus on the pro football team in our nation's capital. Following the film we will enjoy a talkback session featuring Dr. Edward Valandra, Dean of St. Francis Indian Schools and Sherman Padgett, Principal, Wichita Heights High School.

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March 2019

KIPCOR Core Skills: Hot Topics in Domestic Mediation: Never-Married Parents

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join us for KIPCOR's new Continuing education Series for Everyone! You will engage with local and regional experts each month to gain the everyday skills you need to lead and thrive in a diverse, changing, and polarized world. Take home skills for use in your families, workplaces, and communities. This session deals with mediating and managing Never-Married parents. Join regional expert Kirsten Zerger as she leads us through tips for dealing with these most difficult of cases. 50% of never-married…

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KIPCOR Core Skills: Common Sense Justice – Restorative Justice 101

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join us for KIPCOR's new Continuing education Series for Everyone! You will engage with local and regional experts each month to gain the everyday skills you need to lead and thrive in a diverse, changing, and polarized world. Take home skills for use in your families, workplaces, and communities. This session deals with "Restorative Justice". Restorative Justice has increased in popularity and public discourse steadily over the past few decades, but what exactly is it? Come learn about this new…

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April 2019

KIPCOR Film Series: This Little Light

Luyken Fine Arts Center, 300 East 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join us Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium as KIPCOR concludes its 2018-19 Film Series.  We will be screening, "This Little Light," a documentary that tells the story of former Mennonite Central Committee Central States employee, Wendi Moore-O'Neal.  O'Neal, a Black Feminist from New Orleans, was hired as a community organizer in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  She was later fired from her job after marrying her same-sex partner.  In "This Little Light," we learn about Wendi's journey,…

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An Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Heard about Restorative Justice in schools? Want to learn more? From Kansas' leading restorative practices training program, this workshop will provide an overview and introduction to the application of restorative justice values in educational settings. Restorative approaches have been heralded across the nation in their ability to build relationships, foster accountability, transform school climate, and build a stronger school community. In this interactive training, you will learn: Foundational values and practices of Restorative Justice across diverse school applications Best practices…

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C Henry Smith Oratorical Contest 2019

Luyken Fine Arts Center, 300 East 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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<b><i>Bethel students are invited to register for this writing and speaking contest, which features a local $300 first prize and an additional $300 national first prize. </i></b> The C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest is administered by the Peace and Justice Ministries of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and locally sponsored by the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) and the Bethel College departments of Bible and Religion and Communication Arts. Bethel students are invited to share original…

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