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Mediators Beyond Borders International Training Institute






Pre-Congress Training

Sunday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 5, 2019‚Äč

"Bridging Religious Divides" is an experiential course that will equip participants with the skills to convene, plan, design, and facilitate interfaith dialogue. Utilizing a range of exercises and experiences, participants will practice the skills and design a plan for application in their own contexts.


By the end of this hands-on, practical, three-day training, you will be able to apply the core processes and skillsets of interfaith dialogue:


How to Achieve Shared, Clear Purpose


How to Create a Sense of Participant Ownership, Collaboration, and Co-Creation


How to Prepare Participants, Conveners, Planning Teams, and Yourself


How to Build and Deepen Relationships, Trust, Understanding, and Community


How to Ask Genuine Questions That Promote Reflection and Connection


How to Utilize the 6 P's to Design Interfaith Dialogue in Your Desired Context

About Your Instructor

Dave Joseph, MSW

Dave Joseph currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Mediators Beyond Borders International. He is also a Senior Associate at Essential Partners, after serving as Director of Programs from 2005-2017. He has provided training and consultation in Reflective Structured Dialogue in the US, Nigeria, Liberia, Canada, Romania, Greece and Burundi, for more than 15+ years.

He has designed and facilitated trainings and dialogues about differences of immigration, class, gender, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, marriage equality, domestic violence, political differences and many other issues in the United States. His international work has focused on promoting interfaith coexistence and collaboration; reintegration of former fighters in post-conflict situations; immigration; and restoring and enhancing community resilience in post-conflict situations.


Dave is also an experienced mediator, facilitator and consultant, who has designed meetings, conferences and strategic initiatives within human service organizations and educational institutions. He is a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders and serves on its Executive Committee. Previously, he cofounded and served as the Executive Director of the Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island. His background also includes having directed mental health and addictions treatment programs at community mental health centers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

What You Will Get

At the conclusion of this immersive, three-day IFD Training, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mediators Beyond Borders International. As you invest in our programs to build your capacity in conflict resolution, you equip communities around the world to do the same.




Member Price: $1,750

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