Conflict Resolution – Dealing With Difficult People

Outline:

Lesson 1: Course Overview

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

Lesson 2: Conflict as Communication

This lecture will help participants define conflict. Participants will also explore how conflict is a very normal part of healthy relationships. To wrap up the session, they will complete a self-assessment to help them analyze how they currently handle conflict and how they might be able to improve.

Lesson 3: Benefits of Confrontation

This session will give participants a framework for deciding whether or not to become involved in a situation. Participants will also identify some benefits that may arise if they do decide to get involved.

Lesson 4: Preventing Problems

There are several key ways that we can prevent problems from occurring. These methods will be examined in a lecture and in small group work.

Lesson 5: Getting Focused

If, as leaders, we are content to only deal with the surface issues, and we are afraid to dig and get at the deeper issues, we will not create a better workplace. This session will give participants some ways to get to the heart of a problem.

Lesson 6: Managing Anger

Too many people are angry! This session will give participants some guidelines for managing their anger, dealing with angry people, and using assertive anger.

Lesson 7: Dealing with Problems

In this session, participants will work in small groups to explore eight ways of dealing with problems.

Lesson 8: The Three-Step Conflict Resolution Model

During this session, we will look at a three-step process that can help participants resolve conflict. Participants will also have an opportunity to apply the model to a difficult situation.

Lesson 9: Practice Makes Pretty Good

In this session, participants will role play a difficult situation using the scenario from their pre-assignment.

Lesson 10: Changing Yourself

Earlier we discussed how our attitudes and actions impact others. In this session, we will take a deeper look at how negative attitudes can cause negative interactions, and what we can do to turn those attitudes around.

Lesson 11: Why Don’t People Do What They Are Supposed To?

There are a million possible answers to this question, but we will discuss the ten most common reasons.

Lesson 12: De-Stress Options to Use When Things Get Ugly

To wrap up the workshop, we will share six de-stressing techniques that participants can use when things get difficult.

Lesson 13: Workshop Wrap-Up

At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

Price: $495.00
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