Stepping Up When Conflict Happens

Date: Apr 4, 2018
Time: 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where:

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits - River Room
2314 University Ave. W., Suite 20, St. Paul

Fee: $50 for MCN members / $85 for nonmembers Register Now!
 

Everyone has some conflict in their life. Would you like to more effectively manage conflict? Participants will learn about the nature of conflict, how to get their needs met without damaging relationships, assertive communication, how to quickly and effectively get to the heart of the matter and much more. This fun, experiential workshop will provide information and skills on how to handle conflict. Through simulation, exercises and discussion, we will cover the following: disadvantages and advantages of conflict, different conflict resolution styles, core concerns and difficult conversations. We will also cover basic premises of mediation and how it can be used to prevent major disputes.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the nature of conflict and how to address it when things get out of hand.
  • To identify different conflict resolution styles and apply these in simulated conflict situations.
  • To learn basic tips for having difficult conversations and resolving conflict.

Principles & Practices

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is committed to offering training sessions that support the Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence. This workshop helps us achieve the following:

  • HR 14: Nonprofit organizations should create a culture of transparency and open communication where internal information is shared as appropriate. This also includes being open to input from personnel regarding the organization’s activities and results on a continual basis.
  • LEAD 13: Nonprofit leaders should push the organization to make difficult and timely decisions, challenge others in the organization when necessary, and permit conflicting views to be expressed on the way to reaching resolution.
  • LEAD 19: Nonprofit leaders should allow for and encourage questions and reflections on the organization’s strategies, effectiveness and ability to change.

Event Details

Refreshments: Coffee, tea and a light snack will be provided.

Travel: Driving directions and transit options are available on MCN's website.

About the Presenter

Elise ChambersElise Chambers is the program director of the Conflict Resolution Center (CRC), an attorney and a qualified neutral under Rule 114. Beginning with her experiences as a youth volunteer trainer in 1996, Elise has developed, presented and evaluated training curriculum for a variety of audiences and topics. Through her work as a criminal defense lawyer representing adults and juveniles at the Minnesota Law Collective, a nonprofit she founded, Elise trained and mentored certified student attorneys to represent low income criminal defense clients in court. Elise also ran the nonpartisan national Election Protection voters' rights coalition in Minnesota in collaboration with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, working closely with a number of statewide coalitions and volunteers of all ages. At CRC, Elise has developed workshops and trainings in mediation, communication skills, brain science, youth mentoring, community leadership and group facilitation processes. Elise has also co-authored and presented published research regarding youth brain development and the mutual impacts of the juvenile justice system and adolescent mental illness on each other.

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