Nansen training: Dialogue in Conflict

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Applications for our next training in Dialogue in Conflict is now open. We welcome you to join us for a practical and interactive course on how to build trust between parties in conflict.

Dialogue is a way of communicating which focuses on understanding, rather than convincing «the others». This understanding enables us to build or rebuild relationships. This training is for you who is interested in exploring the potential of dialogue to transform conflicts, and to create coordinated efforts by using a dialogue process.

Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue (NCPD) have more than 25 years of experience with dialogue facilitation and training across the globe, amongst others in Norway, Poland, Iraq, Afghanistan, Chile, the Western Balkans, and Germany.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the potential of dialogue to transform conflicts
  • Learn different tools to analyze conflicts
  • Gain awareness on how identity influences our communication
  • Improve your ability to listen actively and ask good questions
  • Learn about the concept of public dialogues and experience how it works

On completion of this training, you are qualified to attend more advanced training in facilitation.

After completing the training, you will receive a certificate and a copy at our handbook in Dialogue and Conflict transformation.


This is an interactive and explorative five-days training. You will be guided through different topics and activities where you will share your personal experiences, give and receive feedback, and challenge yourself personally and professionally using the principles of dialogue.

Please note: Since the methodology in the course is process-based, it is very important that all participants are present throughout all sessions.

Practical info

Where: Birkebeineren hotel, Lillehammer

Time schedule: All days Monday to Friday. We encourage everyone to arrive on Sunday.

Number of participants: The number of participants is limited to 25. We will select participants with the aim of creating a diverse group of people, experiences, and interests.

Participation fee for the five-day training: 890 Euro

Please note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic there is a small chance the training will be postponed. Furthermore, all participants are responsible for continuously informing themselves about and following potential related regulations and restrictions in regards to travel, entry, quarantine, testing etc.

Any further questions about the training can be addressed to Christiane Seehausen (

For practical questions, contact Siri Syverud Thorsen (

Fee information

890 Euro Covers all meals and accomodation for the whole five-day training

How to register

Register before Nov 7 following this link: