In-Person Workshops

Lateral Violence

Transforming Conflict to Lateral Kindness

November 02, 2023 - November 03, 2023
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CDT )
$529.00 (regular rate)
$489.00 (*early rate)
*early rate expires 10/12/2023
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)


Lateral Violence - Winnipeg - November 2-3, 2023; 9am-4pm Central Time

Early rate expires 10/12/2023

Quantity: 1 $ 489.00
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At its core, lateral violence is misdirected anger. It causes us to harm others based on what’s been done to us by someone else. This can cause a complex web of infighting that damages relationships, organizations, and communities. But it is possible to break the cycle of lateral violence through lateral kindness. Lateral kindness is based on Indigenous values that create healthier relationships, such as respect and fairness. In this workshop, you will explore the impacts of lateral violence and learn practical steps for conflict resolution to help stop the cycle. You will improve your personal awareness and communication skills so you can practice lateral kindness and resolve conflict, repair relationships, and prevent lateral violence.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the root causes of lateral violence, with an emphasis on prior traumatic experiences
  • List the types and severity of lateral violence
  • Describe the stages of lateral violence escalation
  • Identify styles of conflict interaction
  • Recognize the importance of compassion and lateral kindness
  • Summarize key steps toward a resolution process

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, and personal reflection, delivered electronically.

Some of the Topics Included

  • Foundations of Prior Trauma and Oppression
  • Types of Lateral Violence
  • Escalation of Lateral Violence
  • Lateral Kindness
  • Working Towards Solutions
  • Dealing with Misunderstandings
  • Finding Your Conflict Interaction Style
  • Anger Escalation Cycle
  • Different Styles of Communicating
  • Preventing Lateral Violence

Target Audience

This is an introductory workshop intended for anyone wanting to explore the various dynamics of lateral violence and learn strategies for responding to and preventing it.

Terms & Conditions

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Trainer: Tara Petti


Tara is a member of Peguis First Nation in Treaty One territory, and her family community is the George Gordon First Nation in Treaty Four Territory. She has primarily worked in the child welfare field, starting on the front line and later moving up to the management and executive levels. While working in the field, she obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work. Early in her career, Tara discovered a passion for administrative work, focusing on creating and maintaining efficient and positive work environments that operate within a state of planned and unplanned change. She shaped her career and education by concentrating on positive outcomes and operational and management practices that inform First Nations children, families, communities, and governments. She believes in taking a holistic approach to wellness, and understands that real change happens through meaningful connection. As a trainer, Tara’s philosophy is to bring forth and realize a brighter future for Indigenous communities, families, and children through First Nations led practices and change.

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