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Transforming Conflict into Collaboration

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Leaders in academic medicine and science face many pressures including limited resources, expectations for results and complex team dynamics. These challenges, combined with differences in ideas, perceptions, and priorities often create conflicts that are difficult to manage and resolve. During this introductory one-day workshop on conflict management, you will explore how to transform conflict into opportunities for collaboration and problem-solving. Through self-assessment, experiential exercises, and discussions with your peers, you will discover practical strategies for making difficult conversations more productive and for creating a respectful environment in which to resolve conflict.

Who Should Attend?

All formal and informal leaders (faculty or staff) who have not had formal training in conflict management or who are interested in brushing up on their skills.

Upcoming Workshops

September 7, 2018
AAMC Learning Center
Washington, D.C.

The registration early bird fee is $775 paid by July 31 and the regular fee is $900. This fee covers all study materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day, and a Conflict Dynamics Profile assessment which will provide personal insights regarding your approach to conflict. The registration fee does not include the optional CME fee, travel, or hotel accommodations. Register Today!

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Recognize your natural approach to conflict and how it influences conflict resolution
  • Use communication strategies to turn conflict into problem-solving discussions
  • Identify ways to increase collaboration and reduce the incidence of conflict across teams

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