People take AVP workshops for many different reasons. For example:

 

  • They want to be a factor in actively lessening violence in their communities.
     

  • They are working to deepen their personal relationships and their communication with loved ones.
     

  • They survived childhood experiences of violence and and want to stop handing it down to the next generation.
     

  • They work with people who have issues of violence in their lives and want to expand their knowledge and techniques for dealing with it.
     

  • They want to participate in facilitating non-violence workshops in their communities, schools, and prisons.
     

  • They are dealing with personal issues of rage and violence - and with the loneliness, despair and sense of isolation that can result.
     

  • They are seeking more productive ways of expressing their needs and problems without blaming or alienating others.

AVP offers Basic, Advanced, and Training-for-Facilitator Workshops. Workshops are approximately 20 hours in duration.

 

Workshops are fast-paced, weaving together interactive exercises, facilitated discussions, role plays, humor and games.

During an AVP workshop, you will:

  • Develop a common language and understanding of conflict and violence.
     

  • Address your own connection to conflict.
     

  • Understand the role of community in conflict resolution.
     

  • Learn creative conflict resolution strategies.
     

  • Activate team building and leadership skills.
     

  • Practice personal and group transformation.
     

  • Develop group facilitation skills.

Through an international network of local chapters, AVP facilitators — all trained volunteers — offer workshops in prisons as well as in the community for all who would like to reduce the level of unresolved conflict in their lives.

AVP workshops function via experiential learning. We draw on the shared experiences of participants and facilitators to explore how anger, frustration, prejudice and injustice cause violence in our lives. We aim to activate the leadership potential and empower participants to manage conflict effectively and become agents of peace in their communities.

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Los Angeles, CA 90035

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