A Day of Storytelling with Ken Cloke

Date: Friday, 29 September 2017
Time: Networking breakfast from 9am. Event will start formally at 9.45am and will conclude at 3.30pm.
Venue: Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
CPD: 5 hours

Ken Cloke, one of the leading writers and thinkers in the field of conflict, will join with Core’s founder and senior mediator, John Sturrock, for a day of reflections on conflict, why it happens and how we can manage it. We’ll look at all kinds of disputes and differences, from family to religion, from commercial to political, from local to international. Among these topics, John and Ken will be discussing dialogue in politics, the importance of civil public discourse, neuroscience, managing really difficult situations in large and small organisations and key skills to use in mediation. They will draw on experiences and examples from a rich catalogue. And all in the appropriate setting of the Storytelling Centre in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town. Kenneth Cloke is Director of the Centre for Dispute Resolution and a mediator, arbitrator, attorney, coach, consultant, and trainer. He is an internationally recognised speaker and author of numerous books.

Read an interview with Ken here.

The event will start with a networking breakfast and end with a glass of wine. Lunch will be served.

Our morning topics:

  • Why is Conflict Such a Normal Part of our Lives?
  • How can we Reduce Hostility in Political Conflicts? An Algorithm for Dialogue?

Our afternoon topics:

  • Specific Areas of Conflict in our Work and Lives: Families, Workplace and Organisations, Religion
  • Understanding Priming, Cognitive Biases and Cognitive Ease in Conflict and Negotiation
  • Solving the Big Global Problems?

Read full details of the event and speakers here.


If you have any questions, please contact Miriam Kennedy by email or call 0131 524 8188.

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