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Responding Effectively to Conflict: A Transformative Perspective

June 26, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Date:   Thursday June 26, 2014 from 9:00-4:00 (lunch on your own from 12-1)

Where: Dayton Mediation Center, Dayton Ohio

Cost:      $150 (Fee waived for City of Dayton Employees or Mediation Center Collaborators)


Ongoing conflicts often impact our ability to productively interact with others.  Difficult conflict often results in feelings of personal helplessness as well as deep distrust and anger toward others.  These feelings often lead us to think the worst of those who disagree with us, demonizing them in thoughts and actions and reacting in destructive ways toward them.

This workshop is a learning opportunity for participants on how to manage conflicts in personal, workplace, and family situations.  Based on the theories of the Transformative Approach to Mediation from The Promise of Mediation (Bush and Folger), strategies are presented to support people in turning the negative and destructive cycle of conflict interaction into a more productive and constructive interaction.  The emphasis in this training is on learning how to respond with greater self-awareness by balancing regard for self and other, rather than reacting in the moment in ways that turns conflict into crises.

Although we can’t control others in conflict, we can learn ways to balance regard for self and other as we respond to those who disagree with us.  Assessing our own behavior and who we want to be in conflict can lead to a more constructive interaction with others.  In supporting constructive behavioral choices in conflict, this training helps people become stronger and more self-aware.

Topics will include:
* Destructive and constructive conflict cycles.
* The dynamic shifts of empowerment and recognition.
* Practical strategies for responding to difficult conflicts.

To Register, please send your name, name of your organization and your contact information to Cheryl Alderman at Cheryl.Alderman@daytonohio.gov  or register by phone at 937.333.2345.


June 26, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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371 W. 2nd St
Dayton, 45402