How are you going to put this into practice. This needs to be negotiated as part of how to use this site – but made real by looking at who can develop this organisationally.
Develop a conflict action plan. If you are developing organisational workplans for the year ahead, it has to be named. If it isn’t in a workplan, it will never be prioritised. This work needs to be done on a systematic basis to develop deep organisational and community change.
When people look at “normal” working week- when is admin done, reports, expenses etc. Is it when the office is quiet? If the project is supporting people to take a lead on behalf of the group, what are we bringing back to the group and how? Also, that commitment is not only from the learner taking the time to use this resource but a willingness from colleagues to support their journey but also to prioritise peer learning on conflict and to actively engage and participate when spaces are met
Recognise that the materials on this website provide a new lens to view existing work. As mentioned above, individually and organisationally time needs to be put aside to use the website and become conflict aware. However, all of community development work is about relationships (whether between individuals or groups or community and or interactions with structures and State agencies), so we can use this new lens to learn from existing work we are all involved in
We need to talk about conflict. It is there, it is natural (and in some of our work, we need to actively create conflict to bring about change). When relationships break down and how people respond to conflict becomes problematic, we need to be able to respond- and to do that, we need to have talked about conflict in order to shape our analysis, response, clarify our roles etc. (see Continuous professional development).
Nationwide peer spaces- make demands of ITM to bring other people together who are using this website! Look for creative ways for bringing people together to reflect on the website and how people are using it, but also look to developing local peer networks (which could be based on existing peer networks)