Conflict maps are similar to guides,
but often have a visual dimension. A kit from The Conflict Resolution
Network in Australia provides numerous materials for individuals and
communities. Among the worksheets are a conflict checklist and visual
mapping tool to assist individuals in determining their own and the
other party's interests and goals.
Conflict Checklist. The
checklist provides preparatory points to ponder prior to engaging in
conflict. The checklist
items include the following questions:
Visual mapping tool
Maps help us to visualize important
facts to remember during a conflict, and they are particularly useful
when they are kept simple. The visual mapping tool is simple to use.
Draw a circle on blank page and place an issue in the center of the
circle. For each individual in the conflict, write the party's name, his
or her needs, and his or her fears.
Maps are useful when they are kept simple; maps help visualize important facts to remember during a conflict.
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