Are you attending the Association for Conflict Resolution’s national convention in September? If you are, I hope you’ll consider attending a pre-conference workshop I’ve been invited to teach and help spread the word about it.
I’ll be unveiling, for the first time in depth, a simplified conflict resolution process I’ve developed over the last decade and have been using successfully with mediation, coaching, and consulting clients for several years. Participants will learn the basics of the interpersonal conflict resolution process and how to use it with their own conflict resolution clients.
Here are the workshop details:
Getting interpersonal conflict unstuck: Using the power of story to transform conflict in personal and professional relationships
What: Pre-conference workshop
For whom: Association for Conflict Resolution 2012 Annual Conference
When: 12 September 2012, 1:30-5:00 pm
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
Conflict is a story. It’s a story we tell ourselves about what happened, how it happened, and why it happened. It’s a story we tell others as a way to seek comfort, validation, or understanding. Such socially constructed narratives strongly influence how conflict unfolds and contribute to “stuck” conflict in personal and professional relationships. But as with any story, a conflict narrative can be rewritten.
This session will explore the ways narrative influences interpersonal conflict, share successful approaches for shifting such narratives, and introduce a simple three-part framework for transforming conflict through the “rewriting” of conflict narratives.
I’ll be staying for the full conference. It would be fantastic to meet you in person or catch up with you if we haven’t crossed paths in a while. Do you plan to go?