Basic Conflict Management Training


Program Info

Basic Conflict Management Training (BCMT) is designed to allow people to discuss what conflict is, while also exploring issues that arise in conflict such as power, gender, and differences in perspective. BCMT is also designed to put practical skills into place to help students resolve conflict
on their own, peacefully.

The BCMT workshop takes two-to-three focused, part-day classes, based upon student attendance and participation,
to create understanding and implement rudimentary skill use. BCMT is presented by skilled PMAST speakers who utilize a
full class block (like CALM or Health) at the host school.


  • Students learn to identify their own needs as a basis for their conflict, as well as how to identify the needs of others.
  • Differences in perspective are explored, and skills are taught to help students to come to an understanding of a disputed matter.
  • Communication skills are taught, from active listening through paraphrasing, questioning, and other advance techniques, to help students learn how to communicate effectively in a conflict.
  • Students also learn to separate people from the problem, and focus on what is important, in a collaborative effort.
  • Conflict style inventory questionnaires are completed, which discuss key conflict traits, goals, irks, etc., and teach students how to work with their own style in relation to the styles of others.

“Learning about conflict and what we can do about it really helped me focus-in on better ways to resolve things in the future.”

No More Drama


Program Info

No More Drama (NMD) is designed to teach adolescent females to reduce tragic incidents, bullying, and violence, within their schools and their personal communities by developing appropriate communication skills to handle conflict better. Students improve upon their relationships, feel empowered to be women, and develop a greater sense of self.

The NMD workshop generally takes eight focused, part-day classes, over the course of eight to twelve weeks, to create appropriate understanding and implement effective skill use.

NMD is presented by skilled female PMAST speaker.


  • Discuss what drama is in girls’ lives, exploring positive and negative aspects of these issues
  • Investigate the nature of conflict and power structures in conflict, especially focused on conflict between girls, but also between girls and boys
  • Feel and derive the effects of bullying and its social ramifications
  • Gain understanding around the origins of conflict
  • Develop empathy and communication skills for resolving conflict
  • Identify sources of anger and other strong emotions

“If you are a bully,
it hurts as much as being bullied.”

Make Into Men


Program Info

Make Into Men (MIM) is designed to help adolescent males transition into manhood with greater knowledge of what it takes to be a well-natured man. It is through this focus, that boys are taught integrity, respect, and compassion, and how this all relates back to their lives.

MIM workshops generally require one-to-two, in-depth, full-day classes. Based upon student ability to attend and participate, this project can also be broken into modules to fit timelines requiring more flexibility.


  • Explore the positive and negative aspects of manhood, and its evolution between generations
  • Investigate the nature of men and social perceptions of what being a man is
  • Derive the causes of conflict amongst boys and other boys, boys and girls, and between boys and the world
  • Identify sources of anger and other strong emotions
  • Discuss the origins of violent masculinity and its affects
  • Build upon or create new healthy relationships with focus upon positive role models
  • Develop empathy and communication skills for resolving conflict
  • Establish new perspectives on life-planning, such as career and education planning
  • Find new awareness built on respect, accountability, integrity, and compassion for life

“I really like how my own experiences relate to
what the teacher taught me.
It made so much sense.”