People differ from one another on many important dimensions: We differ by gender. We are of different races and cultures. For reasons including organizational role, some of us are more powerful, while others may be less influential. We differ in behavioral style and approach our work in a wide variety of ways. In fact, on virtually every dimension of human life, we are rather remarkable for our diversity. Such variety can, indeed, be the "spice of life", but too often, it becomes the source of difficult conflict.
Some people attempt to avoid conflicts, believing they produce little but pain. In many situations however, conflict stimulates great energy and creativity. Sometimes it brings people much closer together. Conflicts are often the source of valuable change, insight, and growth. When it is well resolved, conflict generates enormous individual and group benefit.
This six-day workshop is designed to support program participants as they learn more about the psychological forces, skills, and behaviors, that contribute to the productive resolution of conflict.