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.


Jamestown Friends Meeting
509 Guilford Road
Jamestown, NC 27282


Friday, September 30, 2022, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, October 2, 2022, 1:00pm to 6:00pm

How much?

$20.00 registration fee for the weekend [additional tax-deductible donations gratefully accepted for the scholarship fund] includes registration, snacks, beverages, and lunch on Saturday [vegetarian option will be available] *


[We will keep a waiting list for future workshops]

Please register no later than 9/23/2022, or if you have questions:

Registration fee is due 9/30/2022

If you are not vaccinated for COVID-19, please wear a mask.

*Workshop facilitators are volunteers. Do not stay away due to the registration fee; scholarships are available.


Facilitator bios:

Kathy Adams is a retired educator. She has worked with AVP since 2017. She has facilitated numerous AVP workshops in prisons and in the community.

Caiden Haarvig is a social worker and a dog dad. He has been involved with AVP since 2019 and became a facilitator in 2021.

Jamestown Friends

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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