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Alternatives to Violence Project

12 November , 2011 - 13 November , 2011

Conflict is part of daily life …. but violence doesn’t have to be


The AVP Project is a training program enabling participants to deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways.


Finding new ways to handle conflicts without resorting to violence is the key learning in this workshop.

Becoming aware of the underlying causes of friction and working out more respectful ways to resolve conflict, participants of the workshop can take up an important role in today’s society helping to avoid physical or psychological violence in a variety of circumstances.


The skills taught in this workshop can be applied in a wide range of communities, like companies, schools, educational centers, prisons etc.


The Alternatives to Violence Project is an international voluntary movement, which organizes workshops empowering people to lead nonviolent lives, based on respecting and caring for others and ourselves.

The program is non-denominational, and works in many social and religious contexts.

AVP Basic workshop is conducted over 2-3 full days, and explores the Five Pillars of AVP:



An AVP workshop can help you to:

• Manage strong feelings such as anger and fear in a variety of circumstances

• Deal more effectively with risk and danger

• Communicate well in difficult situations

• Recognize the skills you already have and learn new ones

• Be true to yourself while respecting other people

• Build good relationships with other people

• Understand why conflict happens


What is this workshop all about:

An AVP workshop is suitable for anyone who wants to find ways of resolving conflict without resorting to violence. The workshop focuses on empowering individuals to be more aware of all forms of violence that is prevalent around us-both covert and subtle.

It is non-residential, run by trained facilitators and highly experiential. Rather than based on lectures it is very much a hands on approach workshop, which equips participants with the tools for transforming and empowering himself/herself into a more enlightened proactive individual.

Participants of the Basic Level may want to proceed to the Advanced Level and then sign up for the Facilitator Training workshop in order to become certified as an Alternative to Violence Facilitator.


Prerequisite: Participants for the Advanced/Facilitator training must have completed the Basic/Advanced level workshop and obtained a Certificate of Participation.

They should have a desire to adopt a more proactive approach to conflict resolution and seek to resolve conflicts by reaching common ground and be willing to build a community based on honesty, respect and trust.



Workshop Details

2 Day Basic Level AVP Workshop, run by Rose Allender, Hong Kong

Saturday, 12th November 2011 9.30am to 6.30pm

Sunday, 13th November 2011 9.30am to 6.30pm


Limited to 20 participants

Participants must be at least 21 years old.


Investment: S$399.00 incl. material, tea-breaks


About the facilitator:

Rose Allender joined the first series of community workshops held in Hong Kong in 2003, completing all three levels of training to become an AVP facilitator.

Since that time she has facilitated numerous Basic, Advanced, and Training for Facilitator workshops for various sectors of the community like secondary school students, parents, and teachers, university students, youth and adults with addiction problems, business people, social workers, social welfare clients, domestic helpers, and the elderly.

She has also helped facilitate trainings for other facilitators.  In June 2009, after interviewing other Hong Kong facilitators, Rose presented a paper on AVP at an international conference entitled “Promoting Harmony and Justice in a World of Conflict” held at City University of Hong Kong. In July 2011, she conducted a short workshop on AVP at the 2011 United Social Entrepreneurial Conference at Chinese University in Hong Kong organized by students from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Since 2003, she has assisted with many of the administrative functions of AVP HK Foundation Limited, the non-profit organization in Hong Kong under which AVP workshops are held.

In addition to AVP, Rose has been active in the computer industry for much of her working career and is currently director of an Energy Management company.  She has been an avid practitioner of tai chi for many years.



38, Petain Rd Singapore 208103

(Nearest MRT Station: FARRER PARK, Use Exit I)




Email: AntoinetteBiehlmeier@GalleryHelios.com

H/P: +65 – 9012 1933


For More Information

Visit http://www.avpsingapore.blogspot.com/





12 November , 2011
13 November , 2011