NUST Community Services Club (NCSC) in collaboration with ‘Youth for Peace’ organized a conflict management workshop named ‘Community Champions Workshop’ on 28th December 2012. The workshop was offered as a part of the community service course offered by NCSC. The workshop aimed to foster the very fundamental skill of conflict management within the young minds and help participants identify their personal beliefs about conflict.
Mr. Ali Shabbar, who is an accomplished organizational development professional with a strong background in group process and building organizational capacity, led the workshop and trained the young minds to resolve the issues in groups with a positive attitude and greater composure. The workshop included a number of practical exercises and group activities which kept the participants motivated and made the training an interactive session. The dynamic participants practiced positive and effective approach to deal with workplace conflict and to avoid confrontational situations to achieve positive outcome. The workshop included a primary focus on capacity building in the core conflict resolution skills of communications. Mr. Ali amalgamated the training with some humor and real life notions to keep the spirits high. The participants were eager to apply the skills from the workshop to the myriad issues they will face during their professional life. Finally, the workshop concluded with distribution of certificates of participation and a closing note by the faculty sponsor Dr. Irtiza.