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In this two day course, we explore the origins of lateral violence in Indigenous communities and how it is perpetuated in our personal and professional lives. We explore lateral kindness as an antidote and how we can incorporate it into our lives. We look at frameworks by which to foster empathy, conflict transformation, and healthy communication. Throughout, we review tools and exercises that may be helpful for workplaces to employ or adapt as their own.

This course is designed for teams or organizations that want to become familiar with and practice using tools and frameworks to address issues of lateral violence in a safe and supported environment.

Learning outcomes include:

  • addressing lateral violence in the workplace as an act of decolonization
  • identifying lateral violence cycles, ways to heal from them and asserting healthy boundaries
  • solution-focused and healing alternatives that can be implemented in the workplace
  • tools to aid in creating a conflict transformation framework

Please note: Understanding and Healing Lateral Violence is also available as a 3 hour seminar

Indigenous Perspectives Society: Centre of Excellence in Community Education delivers training throughout British Columbia, Canada , and Internationally. Our trainings are provided to the public and/or offered privately

 Public trainings are as advertised on the website and can be registered for online at any time. Please visit our Registration Page for more information. these courses run with a minimum 10 participants.

If you are interested in a privately contracted delivery of any of our trainings, please contact to inquire about our availability to deliver your desired training, your timeline as to when you would like the training and with any specific customization requests. IPS requires at least one month after contract signing for course preparation.

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*Payments to IPS can be made by cheque, EFT, money order or by credit card online via PayPal. Tuition receipts are available on request. Please review our Refund Policy.