‘Taking the Scariness out of Conflict’

March 2, 2017, 2:00 PM HST
* Updated March 2, 8:52 AM
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The nonprofit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center will host a free talk on Thursday, March 16, 2017, as part of its “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series.

Talks are Third Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney at 655 Kilauea Ave. in Hilo.

This month’s speaker is Andrea Pro on “Taking the Scariness Out of Conflict.”

“Underneath most conflicts are differences that are simply expressions of our uniqueness,” said Pro. “It’s a great loss for everyone when we shy away from exploring our differences.”

In this interactive mini-workshop, explore why we fear conflict and how to take the lead in forging a safe container to invite open dialogue with others. We’ll look at three must-have skills for navigating differences with clarity and confidence.


Pro is a communication and relationship facilitator in Kona. Her work involves a heart-opening process of self-discovery along with communication tools and skills that support people in deepening authenticity, trust and respect in their relationships.


A business owner for over 30 years, Pro is also a professional artist and uses these skills daily in her personal and work relationships. She is a certified trainer with The Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Ku‘ikahi’s Brown Bag Lunch Series is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch, enjoy an informal and educational talk-story session, and meet others interested in “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.”

This lunch-and-learn series is made possible, in part, to funding from the Atherton Family Foundation.


For more information, contact Ku‘ikahi Administrative and Program Assistant Jenifer Aveiro at 935-7844, ext. 1, or [email protected]. Or visit

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