“Conflict represents a lack of awareness of the imminence of death or sudden catastrophe”
So writes Kenneth Cloke, in his book, Mediating Dangerously. This past week, Cloke presented a 2 day conference in Ottawa during a joint session of the Centre for Conflict Education and Research, the Ontario Association for Family Mediation and Family Mediation Canada. The title of the conference and of his more recent book is, The Crossroads of Conflict: A journey into the Heart of Dispute Resolution. For Cloke, mediation is as much about reflecting on your own conflicts as it is solving the clients’.