How does your team handle conflict? In challenging situations, we could all use more tools. Conflict Theatre@UBC supports UBC employees in developing the skills, embodied knowledge, and attitudes to approach conflict constructively and authentically. Through a variety of customizable activities and exercises, Conflict Theatre programming can help build self-awareness, relationship management skills, and the courage to face conflict. Choose from performances, skill building sessions, and intensives that suit your team or unit.
Conflict Theatre uses techniques to practice constructive engagement with conflict and gain the courage we need to do so. The program is a collaboration between Human Resources and the Department of Theatre and Film.
This summer, members of the UBC community have come together to share and act out stories of conflict in order to find solutions, challenge assumptions, and build understanding, in the Rehearsing Conflict: Theatre Workshop Series. Join us for the final performance on June 29, for a unique theatrical experience that will feature the results of this work.
This free show will involve reflection on the difficult conversations we all face in the UBC workplace and there will be space for interactive community dialogue. In forum theatre, some audience members even voluntarily become part of the story by jumping on stage. Everyone is encouraged to attend and interact with the performance at their own comfort level.
Rehearsing Conflict: A Forum Theatre Performance
June 29, 2017, 11:30am-1:30pm
Dorothy Somerset Studio [map]
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Can you remember the last difficult conversation you had? If you had another chance, would you do it differently? Join a diverse cohort from across UBC to learn a new approach to conflict and practice new strategies. This free workshop series uses forum theatre techniques to explore and perform real stories of conflict from our community.
All UBC employees are eligible & no acting experience is required.
UBC’s Conflict Theatre Troupe is expanding! This exceptional program & unique learning opportunity explores conflict and builds individual and team resilience. Volunteers do not need theatre experience, just a willingness and a passion to try something new!
What participating looks like:
You would be committing to 8 sessions that run from June 26th to August 14th, every Thursday from 3-5 pm.
Engage in a collaborative process with a diverse group of UBC staff, faculty and students to devise interactive theatre sketches about challenging situations related to conflict in the workplace.
You will perform in sketches throughout the year, depending on your availability.
By participating you will be supporting dialogue with audiences about the complexities and challenges related to conflict and working with teams in diverse and multicultural work environments.
If you or someone you know is interested please contact Emily Klemic at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.