AUGUST MONTHLY MEETING
Lisa M. Walker, Ph.D presents:
Harnessing the Gift of Conflict
The ubiquitous conflict!
Every group and relationship experiences conflict, regardless of whether we are trying to bring about an anarchist revolution or play baseball in the neighborhood. It’s simply part of being human; it’s also a feature of living in a world which is more mobile. Humans used to live in largely homogeneous groups, whereas today many different world-views and cultures are present in our communities.
Conflict happens when two or more people have seemingly incompatible opinions, values or needs. It happens in every kind and size of group. It happens between friends, lovers, in affinity groups, in large campaigns, and international networks.
Conflict doesn’t mean that a relationship break-up is inevitable, or someone has to lose. It doesn’t even necessarily mean making huge concessions for each other. I invite you to see conflict not as a problem, but as an opportunity to make positive changes that will make life better for all involved in the long run. That’s not to say it’s easy in the short term. Understanding conflict takes awareness, working with it takes practice.
In this workshop, we will:
· Explore the five stages of conflict
· Look at why conflict happens
· Develop a better understanding of conflict
· Discover ways to put conflict to good use.
Whether you are coaching a client who is experiencing conflict at work or with a spouse, or you are coaching a team through a difficult transition, or simply trying to maintain the peace with your teenager or your spouse, understanding the architecture of conflict, how to navigate it, and leverage it for positive outcomes, is critical.
There will be exercises for the participants, small group conversation, and tools they can take home and use.
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We would greatly appreciate your online registration prior to the meeting to ensure the check in process is quick and you are able to engage with other attendees prior to the start of the program. Thank you.
WHERE IS THE MEETING?
4214 Capital of Texas Hwy N., Room 5B
Austin, TX 78746
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Event Check-In & Social Time
6:30 - 6:40 PM - Chapter Business
6:40 - 8:30 PM - Guest Presentation & discussion
Plenty of free parking!
MEETING ACTIVITY FEES:
Whether a coach or not, everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. The following fees cover activities and meeting costs:
We welcome everyone!
- ICF Local (Austin) Members and Affiliates - FREE
- ICF Global Members, Non-ICF Local Members -$20
- Guests (Non ICF-Local or Global Members) - $20