When established in 1996, Conflict Dynamics chose the indigenous Combretum seed as the logo. The multifaceted texture and appearance of this beautiful seed resonates with some of the features of relationships and conflict. Relationships, like seeds, are multifaceted and need nurturing to grow and to be the best they can be. Conflict is dynamic and can root easily like a seed does as it is blown through the bush. We have called our monthly newsletter IMBEWU, the Nguni word for seed.
Conflict Dynamics provides conflict management training and dispute resolution processes which are rooted in and indigenous to South Africa, and which have been nurtured and grown over our many years of working in the field.
The Conflict Dynamics vision is to achieve a society in which people, workplaces, and organisations are skilled in negotiation, conflict management, and dispute resolution. This is achieved by:
Conflict Dynamics was established by Felicity Steadman and John Brand in 1996 when the company won the tender to train the first cohort of Commissioners for the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration.