The Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver is hosting a February workshop on “Impasse as Opportunity“. The workshop addresses:

Why are some conflicts seemingly impervious to resolution? When conflicts get stuck in repeating, negative patterns, what can be done? Experienced practitioners know that impasse is a critically important topic, and that unfreezing stuck dynamics is essential to successful conflict resolution.

The workshop promises to address not only the causes of impasse, but different techniques for its resolution. It will be held February 24, 2005, from 9-4pm. The workshop’s leaders are Michelle Lebaron, a professor of law at UBC and Director of UBC’s Program on Dispute Resolution, and Mark McCrea, a mediator with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.