Eddy Canfor-Dumas

Eddy Canfor-Dumas

Eddy is a writer, adviser in conflict management, and Co-founder of The Centre for Creative Conversation. He supported the development of conflict prevention policy in Parliament; has been a visiting lecturer at the UK Defence Academy and a member of the Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategy Forum; as well as co-leading the international civil-military initiative ‘Understand to Prevent’, producing practical guidance on the military contribution to the prevention of violent conflict. 

As well as an author of best-selling books and award-winning TV drams, Eddy is also a Samaritans listening volunteer.  




Creative Conversation: seven habits for better connections


Our 24/7 culture makes the world more accessible, locally and globally, facilitating connection with family, friends and colleagues. And yet, with growing narratives of division within and between societies, increasingly people are asking if the very technologies that connect us are also driving us apart.  

In this workshop with Pete Osborn and Eddy Canfor-Dumas – otherwise known as the Ant and Dec of dialogue – you’ll find out how to improve the quality of the connections and conversations you have. Diving into the challenge of connection in the 24/7 world, you’ll take part in a powerful exercise to show how much connection can be achieved in just a five-minute conversation.  

Come away with some powerful tools and free resources that you can use 24/7, wherever and however your conversations might take place- networking, at work and in your personal life.