October 4: Increasing your Conflict Competence

It’s easy when working with clients to see what “they” should do to deal better with conflict.   We may not take the time, however, to examine our own patterns of managing conflict both personally and professionally.  What are our conflict "triggers" that push us over the edge and into reactivity?  How do our actions unknowingly increase conflict and what helps us deal with it more constructively? AND how can we more often consciously choose our conflict response "in the moment" rather than be controlled by our reactive default patterns?Come and explore with us. To the extent that we become more "conflict competent", we can engage our clients, our work, and those we most care about in more constructive, creative, collaborative and compassionate ways. AND we can reduce the stress in our lives that normally accompanies conflict.

We'll share a few insights with you, explore together through exercises, and offer a few key take-a-ways.

Stephanie McGovern works collaboratively with leaders to bring out the best in themselves and others.   She helps leaders unleash the potential and power of employees to increase performance especially in the midst of rapid change. Through coaching, consulting and training, she excels at helping others find “the juice” individually and collectively to achieve desired outcomes. 

Stephanie’s clients describe her as strategic, passionate, insightful, creative and energizing.  Stephanie applies skills and strategies that have proven effective during 12 successful years in her own consulting practice.  During that time she has worked in a variety of industries including finance, health care, advertising, and manufacturing.   Prior to that she spent 15 years at Honeywell, Alliant Techsystems, Cummins Power Generation working to improve organizational performance in a variety of roles.  During her career, Stephanie has developed a passion for working with leaders who want to make a lasting difference for their organizations and those they lead.

Stephanie holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and a coaching certification through the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, world renowned as a leading training ground in career renewal, coaching and leadership.  

Curt Micka, J.D., provides conflict and communication coaching, conflict management training, and mediation services.  He has more than 20 years’ experience helping leaders, businesses, families, school districts, government agencies, and non-profit organizations find more constructive,  creative, collaborative and compassionate ways to manage and resolve both internal and external conflicts.

Curt is a certified user of the Conflict Dynamics Profile (www.conflictdynamics.org/cdp), the Mobius Model (http://www.mobiusmodel.com), Cinnie Noble’s model of Conflict Coaching, and the Deep Coaching Institute (http://www.deepcoachinginstitute.com/ - coaching with the Enneagram). He’s also a certified teacher of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition and is a Senior Member of Enneagram in Business Network (www.theenneagraminbusiness.com/index.html).

Curt has also facilitated workshops in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa for international health care workers from USAID, the Center for Disease Control, and the U.S. State Department about how to move from Conflict to Multi-Party Collaboration using the Enneagram and Interest-Based Negotiation techniques and principles.

For more information about our presenters, visit their Web Sites:

www.highperformancesys.com                     www.conflictmanagementservices.com

Event Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012

Location: University of St. Thomas 1000 LaSalle Ave, Opus Hall (MOH) 201

Start Time: 5:30pm

End Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $20 Members, Students, Allied Partners; $25 Non-Members