How can we transform conflict at home, at work, in our communities and in the world?
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THE THIRD SIDE
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Thirdside Conversations

ThirdSiders are continually asking the question what is ready to emerge from this conflict. As Thirdsiders our role is not necessarily to have answers to the conflicts but to help all involved work through their own situation and act as a container for creative contention. If you are a party to a conflict or part of the surrounding community and want to initiate or invite a dialogue you might think about holding a Thirdside Conversation. Below is a format for doing so as well as some tools to help you get started and think through the process.

3 Questions for Starting Thirdside Conversations
Here is a simple way to start a 3S Conversation within any conflict, allowing all of us to listen for what wants to arise.

Find your own 3S Questions - 3S Question planning sheet
Reviewing the conflict your trying to support, getting some perspective the whole and recognizing your own biases and assumptions can support your ability to make your own 3S questions. Here is a worksheet to support your in this process.