Date(s) - 06/29/2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Flarsheim Hall Room 531
Conflict is among the most challenging and misunderstood of dynamics that occur when people come together. Too often, conflict is treated as negative condition that is to be avoided at all costs. And yet, constructive conflict can be a valuable source of insight, creativity, energy and growth for a community and group. This session offers participants an opportunity to see conflict from multiple perspectives, understand how to manage conflict to achieve positive outcomes, assess their own style for handling conflict, and gain perspective on how their style may be both helpful and problematic. After attending this session, participants will better be able to:
- identify the key elements of conflict and the conflict cycle, and how to shape conflict to achieve positive outcomes.
- distinguish the differences between constructive and destructive conflict, and how leadership will play a pivotal role in managing common conflicts.
- summarize how their own style and approach to conflict will influence their success in dealing with conflict.