Conflict – Friend or Foe? An Improvised Approach to Conflict Management


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Product Description

In this three-hour in-person workshop you will explore different forms of conflict and apply improvisation techniques to acquire a toolbox of conflict management strategies. The workshop will be taught by Simone Ellul and Matt Bonnici.

The Workshop

Conflict is an integral aspect of all forms of human interaction. It results from our interdependence upon others as well as our concern that our goals or needs are at risk of not being met. Conflict can lead to a breakdown in relationships but also has advantages which may not always be apparent. Through a better understanding of the causes of conflict and various ways of dealing with it, we can learn how to pre-empt and resolve potential conflict situations.

In today’s world we need to be flexible, spontaneous and effective at what we do. Applied improvisation is used with growing popularity in professional and personal contexts to hone these skills. This workshop combines recent theories on conflict with elements of improvisation and applies them to the  corporate world to provide a new outlook on how to see conflict as a potential opportunity.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • be able to define and distinguish between different forms of conflict;
  • have gained an understanding of various conflict management strategies;
  • have experienced how improvisation can be used as a problem-solving tool;
  • have applied these strategies to real life situations

Your Trainers

Matt Bonnici is a passionate teacher and certified business trainer, with a Masters of Education in Leading Learning and Teaching from the University of Dundee and a Diploma in Competence Training from the Steinbeis Akademie. He has taught children and adults of all ages in Malta, the UK and Germany and has over fifteen years’ experience in the field of educational management. He currently runs a private school in Frankfurt as Managing and Academic Director.



Simone Ellul is a theatre practitioner with extensive experience in acting and directing. She is also a scriptwriter. She has a Masters of Fine Arts in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter and is a certified Intimacy Director with Intimacy for Stage and Screen. Having also studied Communication Studies and completing a Master’s degree in Interpreting, and having worked as a Communications Coordinator for a government Ministry, Simone has over twenty years’ experience working in media, public relations, and with various EU institutions. She is specialised in improvisation and works as a teacher and coach in this field, having conducted several courses and international workshops in Europe and the United States.



Event Details

Date: 19 February, 2022
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: 230 Works, Mosta

Price: €15 – JCI Malta Members (with coupon code)  /  €25 – Non-Members



  • Covid-19 regulations will be followed
  • All attendees must be fully vaccinated and be able to show a vaccination certificate
  • JCI Malta operates on a no-refund policy

Additional Information

Conflict – Friend or Foe? An Improvised Approach to Conflict Management