OTPIC Officially Retired
As of December 2, 2005, the Online Training Program on Intractable Conflict (OTPIC) has been officially retired, and is no longer open to new registrations.
The successor to OTPIC is a course called Dealing Constructively with Intractable Conflicts (DCIC). The new curriculum is built around one of our major projects, Beyond Intractability, and offers a much more extensive and informative set of learning materials than that available through OTPIC.
International Online Training Program On Intractable Conflict
Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, USA
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Conciliatory victory offers a relatively simple strategy for dealing with the "gloating victor" problem. All it requires is that victorious parties do what they can to assure defeated parties that they are still valued members of the community and that they can look forward to a future in which their legitimate interests will be protected. It is also important to assure losers that they will not be socially ostracized.
Often those involved in destructive conflicts develop unrealistic and exaggerated fears regarding the consequences of defeat. Conciliatory actions can do much to reduce these fears and thereby reduce the likelihood and severity of future disputes.
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