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Thursday, July 26, 2012

English Club on 'Solving Conflicts'

Topic: Solving Conflicts 
Fun Fact of the Day: “The lowest temperature ever recorded in the United States was at Prospect Creek, Alaska. The temperature was -80°F (-62°C). The hottest temperature was in Death Valley, California at 134°F (56°C)” ( 
Most of us experience a sense of inner conflict from time to time? We're referring to the kind of situation where one part of us seems to want one thing but another part of us seems to be holding back and causing doubt. It could be in any context of our lives, business or personal. Wouldn't it be useful to have a way of more quickly solving these kinds of situations and having all our energy flowing toward our chosen outcome?
Both personally and when coaching people, that when we are aligned in this way we find ourselves totally in the zone and there is almost no limit to what we can accomplish.
1. What is conflict? When you see the word, ‘conflict,’ what do you think of? What causes conflict? Do you think conflict is inevitable? 
2. Is conflict always negative? How are conflicts usually resolved? What do you think are good and bad ways of trying to solve a conflict or problem? Does there always have to be a winner and a loser, or can both parties walk away with a partial victory or compromise? 
3. What conflicts exist in your life on a typical basis? Do you have conflicts at work? How could this affect your productivity? What conflicts often appear at school, within families, or between neighbors? 
4. Is it possible to avoid conflicts? How could avoidance lead to further problems? Is there a best time to solve a conflict? Should you deal with the problem immediately or wait for everyone to calm down? 
5. Do you think it’s possible to use another person, or a “third party” to help you solve conflicts and problems? Would you rather seek help from a professional or a friend? 
6. What conflicts do you see happening around the world currently? (Please try not to discuss solely political or religious ones, though they may be partially related). Why is violence often associated with conflicts? Are there ways of settling severe international conflicts without resorting to war? Do you believe that peace is ever truly possible? 
Schedule: Don’t forget to add topic ideas to our new Suggestion Box! 
Saturday, 28th of July at 10:30 
Thursday, 02nd of August at 5:30 

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