FDCD, in partnership with Université Saint Joseph and the Maronite Diocese of Antelias, organized “Peace Couples”: a series of five training sessions on mediation and conflict resolution.
The sessions took place in April – May 2016 and the covered subjects were: The Principles of Mediation, The Role of the Mediator, The Techniques of Mediation, and the final two sessions had the participants practice the mediation skills that they learned.
The trainings were given experts from USJ’s Mediation center. As such, the participants gained basic mediation concepts and skills, which enabled them to become more comfortable with resolving conflicts they may encounter in their daily lives, especially as couples.
The participants’ feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and most of the sessions exceeded the planned time because the participants were very engaged and participative.