Inter-Comm Dealing with Conflict and Improving Communication in Personal Relationship

Communication and Conflict

Communication is at the heart of any personal relationship. But communication (or lack of) within the context of personal relationships can sometimes lead to conflict. Effective communication skills and conflict resolution abilities enhance and support personal relationships.

What is Inter-Comm aim?

As a health promotion program and educational tool, INTER-COMM is preventive in nature and provides opportunities to improve knowledge and develop life-skills.

The INTER-COMM course examines conflict theory, communication styles and strategies and uses the Collaborative Communication Model to develop interest-based communication abilities. It allows the participant to develop positive attitudes and skills required to deal with conflict effectively.

Is Inter-Comm for you?

Learning to deal with conflict by communicating in a family and community context is useful for everyone.  As an informational and skill-building course, INTER-COMM is designed for a wide range of Canadian Forces personnel and their family members (over the age of 18).

What are the benefits of participating?

Participants who complete the INTER-COMM workshop will improve their knowledge and skills in personal conflict management at home and in the community while developing effective communication skills and collaborative strategies for dealing with conflict and communication barriers.

Doesn’t everyone “communicate”?

It’s really all about “how” we communicate. As a communication course for all CAF personnel and their families, the Inter-Comm course supports the Social Wellness cell within Strengthening the Forces’ (STF) mandate to provide programming that focuses on the development of skills in problem solving, conflict resolution and nonviolent management of disputes. 

A DGADR, DMFS and STF Partnership

Inter-Comm is a collaborative project between the Director General Alternative Dispute Resolution (DGADR), the Directorate of Military Families (DMFS) and STF.

The Inter-Comm Course

There are no fees to enroll in the Inter-Comm course. It is designed to be co-facilitated by facilitators from MFRC and STF HP in an interactive learning environment. INTER-COMM is delivered in four, three-hour sessions. Each of the four modules presents skills and opportunities for practice. The modules are as follows:

  1. Module One: Introduction to Conflict Theory
  2. Module Two: Communication
  3. Module Three: Interest-based Communication and the Collaborative Communication Model
  4. Module Four: Role Play and Practice

To learn more about the Inter-Comm course and registration details, please contact your local MFRC and/or HP offices.

To register please contact your local Health Promotion office.