Join Barbara Daté in one of her upcoming 2-3 hour workshops!

Launching this 55 minute vignette dramatization of the recently published article: 


An Adapted Indigenous Model of Justice & Healing of Relationships 

(in Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace & Conflict Studies Volume 51, Number 2 (2019): 65-104).

The Justice-With-Healing workshop will introduce and demonstrate an adapted Family Group Conferencing model, highlighting an indigenous justice process that originates with the Maori of New Zealand. 


This workshop will immerse participants into this adapted Conferencing model by reading through a dramatization, then end with a debrief by participants exploring the principles, process and outcomes that evolved with this model.


Workshop Date 1

Thursday, Nov. 5th, 1pm – 3:30pm (Pacific)

Note: both workshop dates cover the same material, feel free to sign up for either one.  Price: $20 and sliding scale option.

Workshop Repeat of Date 1

Saturday, Dec. 12th, 10am – 1pm (Pacific Time)

Note: both workshop dates cover the same material, feel free to sign up for either one.  Price: $20 and sliding scale option.

Meet Your Trainer

Barbara Daté is “Hapa” (Hawaiian for “half”) half Japanese-American and half English, raised in an intercultural, interfaith residential co-operative community of 79 families on 100 acres 30 miles west of Chicago and within a progressive Anabaptist Historic Peace Church congregation (Church of the Brethren). Witnessing first hand diverse folks living in harmony and working out conflicts provides Barbara the vision that “Peace and harmony is possible!”  That foundational experience helped in her international work with the Irish and other indigenous peoples in North America and the Pacific Islands.  She specializes in understanding diversity and temperament/personality.  

Barbara contributes expertise that has evolved from a curriculum research and praxis team of a dozen graduate students mentored by Drs. Gilmore and Fraleigh, founders of Friendly Press, Eugene, Oregon. Beginning in the late 70’s their team developed a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on teaching adults and children Proactive, Prosocial Behavior (See original “MasterSkills” educational materials and training at Friendlypress.com)  Additionally, we benefit from Barbara’s personal life greatly influenced by her leadership within the Church of the Brethren (“Ministry of Reconciliation”).

Barbara’s holds an Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Interpersonal and Small Group Communication & Conflict Resolution, as well as a Ph.D. is in Counseling Psychology, specializing in Prosocial, Proactive Behavior (both from the University of Oregon).  Dr. Daté was the Esau Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College/The University of Winnipeg 1995-1997. Barbara worked mostly outside of Eugene, Oregon, only sleeping here.  More recently she had been her parents’ caregiver until her mother’s death two years ago.


She works with the Center for Dialogue & Resolution (lanecdr.org) and is a member of the oldest international organization Fellowship of Reconciliation and Under a Northern Sky.

Barbara has taught this curriculum (“The Foreign Language of Caring”) in various formats for over 3 decades (3 credit graduate, undergraduate and high school courses, intensive workshop series and regular workshops) in various contexts.  This will be our first endeavor to teach them online and will be working the kinks out in the earliest online trainings.

Hot off the press! Barbara and her co-author Lorna Monkman (Métis) were just published in Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace & Conflict Studies which is the featured chapter: Justice-With-Healing:  An Adapted Indigenous Model of Justice & Healing of Relationships. Volume 51, Number 2 (2019): 65-104

(NOTE: Barbara will be teaching the Justice-with-Healing 2-3 hour workshop in Eugene towards the end of the Summer/Fall and other locations on request. To contact Barbara directly: Email: paxdate@gmail.com

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Save the Dates for Barbara’s Upcoming Workshops!

Tools for Harmony within Diversity:  
The Friendly Style Profile

November Dates:

Part 1 – Friday, Nov. 20th –  (10am – 2:15pm Pacific)

Part 2 (part 1 prerequisite) – EITHER Friday, Nov. 20th – (2:30pm – 6:30pm Pacific) 

OR Saturday, Nov 21st – (12pm – 4pm Pacific)

December Dates:

Part 1 & 2 – Saturday, Dec. 5th –  (10am – 6pm Pacific)

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(More dates to come!  For more information email paxdate@gmail.com)

 The Friendly Clinic
(Prerequisite: Tools for Harmony within Diversity) 

Wednesday, Oct. 28 (1 pm – 3 pm Pacific)

Tuesday Nov. 17 (5 pm – 7 pm Pacific)


(More dates to come!  For more information email paxdate@gmail.com) 

Micro-communication Skills:

Deep Compassionate Listening:” Micro-paraphrasing

Sunday, Oct. 25 (1pm – 4pm Pacific)


(More dates to come!  For more information email paxdate@gmail.com)