Supported by the Northern Ireland Executive’s T:Buc Strategy through the Central Good Relations Fund
Building Capacity to Manage Conflict and Diverse Relationships. Reaching Agreement On Contentious Issues. Building A Shared Vision For Our Future
Our Consensus Building Dialogue Programme worked to foster society-wide ownership of divisive issue resolution and our shared future, using needs responsive facilitated dialogue methodology.
This process enabled participants to:
- Build shared understanding of our contested past and the impact and legacy of our conflict.
- Challenge sectarianism and its foundations in myth, stereotype, and ignorance.
- Deepen shared understanding of, and appreciation for, diversity and the positions of others.
- Agree an achievable vision for the future.
- Identify obstacles, such as sectarianism, segregated education and housing and action plan responses.
Throughout the programme participants were provided with the opportunity to:
- Be heard, understood, and taken seriously.
- More deeply understand the positions of others.
- Build skill and capacity to manage conflict and relationships.
- Reach agreement with others on contentious issues.
- Agree effective shared responses.
- Join a growing diverse community who are evolving a shared achievable vision for our future.