Posted by Ronald Supancic
Highlights of the October Peace Committee Meeting
“If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race,
our tribe, our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
As part of the continuous training, a discussion was presented with regard to specific strategies in dealing with High Conflict Personalities (HCPs).  We focused on Seven Keys to High Conflict Problem Solving:
  1. Focus on the outcome.
  2. The issue is always the personality disorder.
  3. Learn to make proper questions with regard to concerns and priorities.
  4. Teach HCPs how to focus and ask questions. 
  5. Always avoid criticizing any proposal.
  6. Connect through empathy, attention, and respect.
  7. Always consider their rights as proposals and learn to shift the climate from adversarial to supportive and collaborative.
When funded, the Buddy Bench program will be placing benches at the following places: Reseda Elementary, Woodland Hills Elementary, Serrania Elementary, St. Francis De Sales Elementary in Sherman Oaks, and the Pacific Boys Lodge in Woodland Hills.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Sheri's house.