Do you strive to improve relationship building in your workplace? The DREAM Series is back for fall! Union River Center for Innovation and the Ward-Green Group are teaming up to present this seminar on Conflict Resolution. Admission is free and open to all area businesses. Please use this link to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dream-series-seminar-conflict-resolution-tickets-69294879851
According to a 2016 study conducted by CPP Inc.* (publishers of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Assessment and the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment), U.S. employees spend 2.1 hours/week involved with conflict. If those employees are paid $18/hour, this translates to $359 billion in paid hours, or the equivalent of 385 million working days spent every year in the U.S. as a result of conflict in the workplace. On an individual and organizational level, we have much to gain by learning to reach a positive outcome with those 385 million working days spent on conflict.
For many, conflict is perceived as a negative event, to be avoided at all costs. Others view conflict differently and find it exciting and energizing. When managed effectively, conflict can strengthen relationships, lead to better problem-solving, enhance productivity and support stronger business financial results. Awareness of our natural, default style of managing ourselves in conflict and training to develop skills that support conflict resolution are critically important to achieve positive outcomes with managing differences with others.
In this interactive and skill-building workshop you will:
– learn about a framework for understanding conflict
– develop understanding of five conflict management styles and potential strengths and drawbacks of each style
– identify and practice skills and behaviors that support resolving conflict with others, using a real-life case
Who should attend:
Anyone who is interested in improving their competence and confidence with dealing with conflict situations more effectively and productively.
Ginger Ward-Green and David Green
Ginger and David are experienced trainers, business consultants and coaches. They work with individuals and groups to improve individual and organizational effectiveness, with a goal of helping people make work a better place to be. The WardGreen Group’s mission is all about supporting the growth and development of people to do their best work and live their best lives.
As consultants and trainers, Ginger and David are especially interested in leadership and team development, managing change and managing conflict. They have worked for many years with individuals and small groups on identifying practical solutions to diverse business problems.
In a coaching role, Ginger works with clients to clarify short and long-term goals and priorities, identify and develop solutions for moving through transition issues related to significant life changes and determine and practice skills for better managing self in relation to others. As a coach, David is passionate about bringing out the best in people and organizations. He is also a Registered Maine Guide certified for recreation and fishing. David is also famous (or infamous) for his ability to describe the relationship between warp factor speeds and dilithium crystal regeneration, much like Scotty in Star Trek.