Cross Cultural Conflict Resolution

2 - 3 April - Doorn, The Netherlands

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict.”  ― Dorothy Thompson

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict.”

― Dorothy Thompson


Change is constant and more rapid than ever before. Conflict follows in its footprints. It is the natural consequence of being part of a living and dynamic system. Conflict drains individual and organizational energy and takes it away from productive work. Within the Genuine Contact™ Program we work with conflict from the perspective that underneath all diversity, humans have some things in common, some universal needs and understandings.

In the Cross Cultural Conflict Resolution workshop, the focus is on the personal preparation of the facilitator, as being essential. Even if participants will never work with formal conflict resolution, this workshop provides ways to investigate our personal relationship with conflict, our level of self acceptance and which climate we can create when climate inevitably arises. 

The workshop is well suited to be brought into groups and organizations to raise self awareness and knowledge in order to improve the navigation of conflicts and prevention of its negative, energy draining effects.


Doris Gottlieb (The Netherlands), Thomas Herrmann (Sweden), and Anna Caroline Türk (Germany) are joining forces to offer this training. They are highly dedicated to this approach and invest much of their energy in the development of the Genuine Contact Program and have worked closely with Birgitt and Ward Williams, founders of the Genuine Contact Program, for almost two decades.

Working together, they each bring their own specific strengths, expertise and practical insights, to provide you with a rich and varied learning experience. They teach in English, Swedish, German, Dutch, and Spanish.

As consultants they have assisted organizations such as Volvo, Etsy, World Wildlife Fund, Soundcloud, City of Gothenburg, Stena Line and the Karolinska Institute, Emancipator, in learning and applying the Genuine Contact approach to increase organizational success.

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Feel free to contact us if you have questions about this training or would like to know more about Cross Cultural Confict Resolution and how it can help you or your organization.


This training is for anyone who works to assist organizations to access their full power, such as facilitators, managers and (team) leaders as well as organizational development consultants.

It can be especially useful to you if you work in settings with high level's of change and high levels of both open and hidden conflict.    

This training will also be useful to you should you want to develop your ability to navigate with conflict either as a consultant, or as an organizational or team lead


This 2 day experiential training will deepen your knowledge and your skills to assist organizations and companies to work with conflict and develop your capacity to facilitate and navigate with conflict. 

You will:

  • A practical, holistic process for conflict resolution

  • A practical, holistic way of preparing the individuals involved

  • A practical, holistic way of preparing yourself to work with successful conflict resolution

  • An integrated method for preparing yourself and your clients for conflict resolution and a practical guide to how to run conflict resolutions meetings should they be necessary

  • The skills and knowledge to recognize when conflict resolution won't work and other means need to be employed

  • A complete skill and knowledge module for consultants, managers, and leaders with benefit used on its own or in conjunction with other components of the Genuine Contact™ Program.




Places are limited with a maximum capacity of 15 participants.

When:      2 - 3 April 2020

Where:    Landgoed Zonheuvel | Doorn, The Netherlands


€ 850,00 - Employed (corporate/public)

€ 700,00 - Small business/small NGOs

€ 490,00 - Special reduced price for Students

All prices are exclusive 21% VAT

Genuine Contact Organization (GCO)Membership Reduction

Orange, Green Blue and Purple Members of the GCO can receive a 10% discount on training price (this offer is not applicable to the student price nor those taking advantage of the Earlybird reduction.

Group rates: Are you planning on attending together with colleagues? Contact to find out about special group pricing

You can choose to stay at the venue or to attend this workshop as a non-residential participant. 

Optional Overnight Package It is possible to stay overnight at Landgoed Zonheuvel during the training.

The cost per night is:

Price: €106,50 excl. 9% VAT

Group rates: If you would like to come together with one or more colleagues from the same organization, you will each receive a 10% discount on the price of the training. More instructions on registration page.

Language:   The language of the workshop will be English however Dutch, Swedish and German and Spanish can also be used.