Conexus Conflict Consultancy
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Conflict is neither good nor bad, it’s how we deal with it that makes it so.

Conexus Conflict Consultancy can help you and your organisation to harness the energies and opportunities that conflict brings in order to develop more fulfilled people, relationships and organisations.

Practice

Conexus works directly with individuals, teams and organisations to build their conflict competence. Conexus has developed a model of conflict competence-building that has been successfully adapted for schools, colleges, universities, children and young people’s services, youth offending services, probation services and prisons across the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Colombia.

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Profile

Terence Bevington is the founder and director of Conexus Conflict Consultancy. Terence’s commitment to restorative approaches and conflict transformation has evolved over the course of his 25 years as a teacher, trainer, consultant and researcher.

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Principles

Restorative approaches to conflict, behaviour and relationships are grounded in a clear set of principles and values. Conexus is committed to embodying these principles in all aspects of its work.

  •      All people have worth and deserve dignity

  •      Relationships really matter

  •      Seek to understand

  •      Be responsible for what’s yours

  •      Enable others to be responsible for what’s theirs


News

June 2018 - 3-day Restorative Training Course for Primary School staff - Leeds

Conexus is pleased to offer a couple of places on its strongly evaluated 3-day restorative training course. This course is being run in collaboration with primary schools in Leeds and would be ideal for primary school staff. Information about the course and details of how to apply can be found here.

 

Valuable testimonial received from Primary School Headteacher (April 2018)

Here at Meadowfield Primary, a large inner city school with over 70% free school meals entitlement, we knew we had to make a strong and bold change to our behaviour processes within school to address the unrest and poor behaviour choices which were being made on a daily basis.  We lacked consistency and, more importantly, courage to implement our vision and values when faced with poor behaviour...

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Conexus commissioned to deliver ongoing training and practice support with Cambridgeshire County Council (April 2018)

Cambridgeshire County Council had commissioned Conexus, in partnership with Tom Mellor of Creative Conflict Approaches, to deliver an ongoing programme of restorative training and practice support and development with its Hub of multi-agency professionals working with Looked After Children and Young People. This latest commission was made following the extremely positive reception by staff of our initial round of training in the Autumn of 2017. Conexus is heartened by the commitment that Cambridgeshire County Council is making to working restoratively with some of the county's most 

 

Conexus wins Train the Trainer contract with Gloucestershire County Council (April 2018)

Building on the successful delivery of our Train the Trainer programme with Hackney Borough Council and with Leicester City and Leicestershire County Councils, Conexus is delighted to be working with selected staff from across Gloucestershire Children and Young People's Directorate to develop a body of competent and confident restorative trainers. Exciting times ahead.

 

Conexus is awarded the RJC Training Provider Quality Mark (February 2018)

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Conexus is extremely pleased to have had its work as a high-quality training organisation recognised and validated through the Restorative Justice Council's Training Provider Quality Mark process. The RJC process required us to provide evidence of - among other things - how we assess and meet learners' needs, how we assess learning within courses and how we support individuals and organisations post-training. Whilst the achievement of the Quality Mark is valuable, the rigorous process of assessment and observation was equally valuable to us as a training organisation that is prides itself on being fresh, meaningful and relevant. For details on upcoming courses, please contact us.

 

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Conexus attends Turkey-UK Conference on Peace Education (January 2018)

Terence was invited to contribute to an international conference exploring the role of peace education in building civic society. Academics and practitioners from Turkey, the UK and Korea came together to share and learn. Our hosts, the University of Kocaeli were the epitome of hospitality.

The book, Positive Peace in Schools, and Terence's work on evaluation of peace in school settings were enthusiastically welcomed by fellow participants. There are exciting plans for future collaboration too.

 

Conexus awarded tender with Cambridgeshire County Council (October 2017)

Conexus has been successful in its bid with Tom Mellor of Creative Conflict Approaches to provide training and development in restorative approaches and conflict transformation to its hub of multi-agency professionals working with young people in or on the edge of local authority care. 

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Positive Peace in Schools

Chapter 6 - Education for Peace-keeping

Part 3 of the book - Positive Peace in Schools - moves more directly into the three pillars of Peace-keeping, Peace-making and Peace-building and explores how these focuses can be useful when thinking about how schools can engage in peace work.

In the first chapter of Part 3, we present the concept of Peace-keeping and explain how it might be useful to understand the ways in which schools keep people safe from harm:

"Peace-keeping is the first level of peace work. It covers those aspects of school life that can be considered fundamental in keeping all members of the school community safe to teach and to learn...

 

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Recommended resources

Conflict Competence

Restorative Approaches

Conflict Transformation

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Testimonials

"I couldn’t recommend Terence more highly to colleagues interested in developing restorative practices"

  - Kevin McDonnell, Headteacher, Stormont House Special School

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For an initial conversation about whether and how Conexus can help develop you and your organisation, please get in touch.

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UK +44 (0)7904 312120