2019-20: Conflict Resolution Program Registration Form
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The Conflict Resolution Program will take place on:
----- Sunday, October 27 (9:00 - 15:00)
----- Friday, November 15 (9:00-13:00)
----- Sunday, December 8 (9:00 - 15:00)
----- Friday, January 17 (9:00-13:00)
----- Sunday, February 2 (9:00 - 15:00)

--- and during the TIMEMUN conference (February 16-18) a final intensive activity that will bring the insights and lessons of the program to a conclusion.

**There may be one additional Friday session: not yet scheduled.

The cost of the entire program is 500 NIS per student. Financial aid is available where needed.

THE CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROGRAM TAKES PLACE IN ENGLISH, BUT OUR MEDIATORS ALSO SPEAK HEBREW AND ARABIC.

Each year, professional conflict mediators conduct an intensive 45-hour training program for 25 students in grades 10-12, ideally representing a broad range of backgrounds (Israeli, Arab, and international) who might otherwise never have the opportunity to come together and share their perspectives.

Unlike the more traditional Model United Nations experience, students in the Conflict Resolution Program do not pretend to be diplomats who represent a country addressing pre-determined issues. Rather, they represent themselves. The issues discussed are the issues that the students decide are the most important to them and their lives in Israel.

The purpose of the program is not to lead the students into taking any particular position or adopting any particular perspectives; instead, they are taught skills for listening and communication and techniques to better understand their own beliefs and positions, as well as those of others.

For many of the students, this is their first opportunity to have an honest and open dialogue with “the other side.” These meetings are, of course, not easy, and often highly charged, but the challenge is to learn from the huge gaps between their viewpoints not just about the depth of the conflict but also about the importance of dialogue – effective speaking and listening – as a major key to peace between the nations.

Through the program, students gain tools for conflict resolution, negotiation, and mediation, and experience the real-time application of these tools in their meetings together. The WBAIS students often serve as bridges in this Arab/Jewish meeting and offer an outside perspective on the conflict.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2019

1. Advisor Name: *
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2. School name: *
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3. Advisor phone number: *
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4. Advisor email address: *
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5. Please fill out the names, grade level (10, 11, or 12) and phone numbers for students interested in attending the Conflict Resolution Program: *
Maximum of 3 students per school
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6. Please fill out the names, grade level (10, 11, or 12) and phone number for any other students who would like to be on the waiting list.
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