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August 17 Chapter Meeting-Collaborative Conflict: An Oxymoron?

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Collaborative Conflict: An Oxymoron?

Presented by 

Gary Ford

Uniquely HR


Approved for 1 HRCI general credit and 1 SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP PDC


Click Here to Register Today!


Research shows that people’s tendency to avoid conflict results in lost time, financial impact, and unnecessary stress in organizations. In this session, we will explore our natural responses to conflict – both constructive and destructive. Learning to identify and name those behaviors enables each of us different choice. You’ll also learn about the nine most common hot buttons at work, and which ones trigger you personally. No team or organization starts out with a healthy approach to conflict, but with a little help we can all get there.


WHEN: Thursday, August 17, 2017

WHERE: Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington  98121




You will learn how HR Professionals can increase their conflict competence to more successfully navigate disagreements even (or especially) when the stakes are high. These skills can be used with leaders at all levels – whether you are personally working through a tough conversation, or supporting your clients. This program will teach skills necessary to coach individuals as they prepare for and resolve difficult disagreements at work.


Learning Objectives:

  • Honing the Underlying Skills to Finding Common Ground: Effective Questioning and Listening
  • Tools for kicking off sensitive conversations, clearing up misunderstandings in real-time and establishing a clear agreement
  • Mediation best practices for HR professionals
  • How facilitator will support the learners:real-life case studies, practical tools and hands-on practice with those tools 


Gary Ford’s experience comes from his 16-year career at Nintendo of America, where  he managed teams from 2 to 65 and  headed the learning and development function during the last half of his tenure. As a consultant, Gary knows how to listen for what may be hindering effectiveness his clients' organizations. He partners with his clients to efficiently identify and implement effective training interventions to support the organization’s mission. Gary is a strong storyteller, who knows how to capture the imagination of his audience and help them connect training content to their workday challenges.   


Registration ends on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm. 


Seattle SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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