Basic AVP

The Basic AVP Workshop is an intensive, three-day learning experience which teaches interpersonal conflict resolution skills through a series of step-by-step processes. These experiences in small groups and one-to-one interactions build a sense of community and trust through exercises focusing on:

  • Affirmation — Building self esteem and trust.
  • Communication — Improving both listening skills and assertive methods of expression.
  • Cooperation — Developing cooperative attitudes that avoid competitive conflicts.
  • Creative Conflict Resolution — Getting in touch with the inner Transforming Power to resolve violence. Role plays provide an opportunity to explore this power and learn new and creative ways to respond to real life conflicts in our lives.

AVP workshops seek to assist people in personal growth and change, but AVP is not psychotherapy. We join together, participants and facilitators both, to explore our own corners of violence and seek more satisfying ways to respond.  Each workshop is generally 12 – 20 participants to facilitate discussion.

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March 15 – 17, 2024
Basic Workshop

Sponsored by Durham Friends Meeting, Peace & Social Concerns Committee

Durham Friends Meeting, 404 Alexander Avenue, Durham, NC 27705

Durham Friends Meeting


Friday, March 15, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 2024, 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 2024 1:00pm to 6:00pm

How much?

$20 – due by 3/10/2024 (includes snacks, registration and supplies).

Checks should be made payable to AVP North Carolina, a tax-exempt organization and mailed to Durham Friends Meeting. Cash or Venmo options available, as are scholarships to cover the registration fee.

Bring your own brown bag lunch and beverage.


April 5 – 7, 2024
Basic Workshop

Sponsored by the North Carolina Alternatives to Violence Project inpartnership with the NC Peace Resource Center

Jamestown Friends Meeting, 509 Guilford Road, Jamestown, NC 28282

Jamestown Friends Meeting


Friday, April 5, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, April 6, 2024, 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, April 7, 2024 1:00pm to 6:00pm

How much?

Lunch will be served on Saturday. There will be vegetarian and gluten-free options. Snacks and drinks will be available throughout the weekend.


I went into the workshop as a pessimist and I came out as a changed person. I was alive. I was actually alive. I liked what I saw in myself. I liked what I saw in the mirror.”

 AVP changed my life. I was actually happy and successful as a CEO, but that wasn’t enough. Now I have purpose and the skills to be the person I knew I could be.

If there is such a thing as a miraculous change in an individual, I can truthfully say that it was during my involvement with AVP that I began to grow from a person filled with hate, anger, and despair, into a person who believes he too is responsible for the protection, preservation and enrichment of humanity.

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