Live Virtual Workshops

Lateral Violence

Transforming Conflict to Lateral Kindness

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check your system requirements prior to registering.
November 02, 2023 - November 03, 2023
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CDT )
$529.00 (regular rate)
$489.00 (*early rate)
Location: Online Virtual
*early rate expires 10/12/2023
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)


Lateral Violence - Live Virtual - 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

*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view webinar materials

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: Alison Granger-Brown


Alison has been working directly with complex and challenging offenders for over 20 years in provincial and federal prison settings. She currently works with inmates described as the most difficult in the federal prison system. Through her work and training Alison has developed keen insight into the nature of violence and violence prevention. She consults and trains widely on issues of violence, trauma and conflict management. Alison’s educational background includes Master’s degrees in leadership, training and human development as well as nurse’s training and a diploma in recreation therapy. She brought all these areas of study together in a doctorate in human and organizational systems that explored how humans interact, change and manage with the particular contexts of the systems they engage with. Alison is a contributing author to three books and multiple academic articles. As a presenter, her participants appreciate her humour, depth, and warmth.

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