This month’s theme from Rotary international is Peace building and Conflict Resolution. To this end, on Tuesday, 9th February 2021, the Rotary Club of Gros Islet was pleased to have as its guest speaker, Mr. Urban Dolor, retired educator, and court appointed mediator and mediator trainer.
President of the Rotary Club of Gros Islet, Trudy O. Glasgow, introduced the speaker. His presentation was Conflict Resolution: Cavendish or Robusta? The interactive presentation touched on the difference truth and perception.
Mr. Dolor showed a video clip and invited members and guests to determine what they thought happened next. Some predicted that a car accident was about to happen, others thought that the car was going to stop at the traffic lights.
Mr. Dolor also advised framing, active listening and awareness if self-bias when participating in mediations. He reminded the audience that how we perceive something determines how we react to it.