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Whether you are an individual wanting to improve your personal conflict skills and confidence, a leader wanting to create a conflict positive workplace, or a conflict resolution practitioner wanting to develop your practice towards artistry, we have a webinar suitable for you.

Each webinar is AU$47+GST. The 3-part webinars are AU$97+GST.

Available webinars

Working with conflict stories

We naturally create stories to help us make meaning of our world, but in conflict situations the kinds of stories we typically tell ourselves can actually make it harder for us to manage and resolve the conflict constructively. In this session you will learn about two typical types of conflict stories – one in which people are stuck and miserable, and another in which people develop resilience and choices. Most importantly, you will discover the six shifts that people who are trapped in a dysfunctional conflict story need to make in order to respond to conflict more constructively. You will leave the session with some simple coaching tools to help a client explore their conflict story and become the hero of their future.

Trauma informed practice in conflict resolution

There is a lot of talk at the moment about trauma, and the need for a broad range of practitioners to ensure that their practice is “trauma-informed”. This includes anyone who works with people who may have experienced trauma, not just those who provide therapeutic services to survivors of trauma. People who provide conflict management and resolution services are likely to have clients who have experienced trauma. This isn’t limited to practitioners working with families with a history of violence. Anyone who comes for support with conflict may have experienced trauma in their lives. Find out how to ensure that your practice is trauma informed, to protect those clients and practitioners working with them.

Pre-mediation coaching

People in conflict need to be given the opportunity to properly prepare for mediation. To be truly effective, this means much more than providing them with information and a few questions to consider before the process starts. For mediation to achieve meaningful and lasting results, parties need to enter into the process with a constructive conflict mindset. Find out how pre-mediation coaching can significantly improve the outcomes of mediation, far beyond simply getting an agreement, by supporting the people involved to think about the conflict differently, and to embrace their role in a more peaceful future.

Working with emotions in conflict 
(3 part webinar series)

These three webinars provide you with a strong foundation for working with emotions in conflict. The first part reviews recent emotions research and bust some common myths about how emotions work. The second part explores how emotions impact on important processes in conflict, including perception and attention, memory, information processing and decision making. Part three covers emotion regulation and expression. You will learn how we can regulate our emotions, individually or with the support of others and discover a range of strategies for emotional regulation. You'll also explore why and how we express emotions, and identify the factors that determine whether an emotional expression is beneficial.

Understanding anger in conflict

When I ask people which emotion they find most challenging to work with in conflict situations, they almost always say anger. Part of the reason that people struggle with anger is that they don’t really understand it well – why and how it arises, how it tends to impact on behaviour, and how we can actually work WITH it, rather than against it, to promote constructive conflict engagement. That’s what this webinar is all about! Explore the emotion of anger, why it arises and how it typically impacts on conflict. Take away tools and strategies to better manage anger in conflict situations.

The practitioner's emotions in conflict

Along with the people involved in conflict, the practitioners supporting them also experience emotions before, during and after any interactions. The practitioners’ emotions may have an impact (positive or negative) on the clients, and the reverse is also true – the clients’ emotions may have an impact (positive or negative) on the practitioner. Discover the importance of the practitioner’s own emotions, and some techniques to work with them to support the work that you do and your own wellbeing.

Understanding crying in conflict

Crying. We’ve all done it at least sometime in our lives. It’s surprisingly common in conflict situations. For practitioners who work with people in conflict, it’s often one of the situations in which we have to decide how we should respond. Someone is crying in front of us. What are our choices? In this webinar, you will learn all about how and why adults cry, and in what circumstances different interventions might be helpful.

Intertemporal choice in conflict

An intertemporal choice is one in which our decision has different consequences as time unfolds. This may be that a short term gain leads to longer term downsides, or vice versa. Many of the choices we have to make in conflict situations are intertemporal ones. For example, we may avoid the conflict now so we don’t have to face the other person, but in the long term this just makes the conflict worse. In this webinar you will explore examples of intertemporal choice in conflict and how we can help people consider both the short and long term before making their decision.

Leading through conflict

It’s easy to lead when everything’s going smoothly. The real test for a leader is how they respond to conflict. In this webinar you will explore what exceptional leaders do to lead their team through conflict, and to make it a positive, learning experience.

How do we know what someone else is feeling?

Definitions of emotional intelligence frequently include the ability to accurately recognise others’ emotions. Recent research, however, has demonstrated that we can never know for sure what another person is feeling. We also frequently pay attention to the wrong cues, and miss signals that can improve our prediction of another’s feelings. Learn more about how we attempt to understand another person’s emotions, and how we can improve our ability to do so.

Menopause and conflict

Transform your understanding of this significant stage of life and its impact on professional dynamics. As a growing number of working women venture into this uncharted territory, we need to have important conversations about the challenges that women experiencing menopause face in the workplace, and to learn about strategies to ensure that those women, their colleagues and their organisations do not suffer unnecessarily due to ignorance. Conflict specialist Carol Bowen will unravel the intricate links between menopause and conflict, shedding light on the physiological, psychological, and emotional changes that occur during menopause. Discover the influence of fluctuating hormones and their potential impact on productivity, communication and conflict in the workplace. Discover practical strategies for women and their employers to navigate the challenges and conflicts that may arise during the menopausal transition.

What does it mean to have a constructive conflict mindset?

In order to manage conflict effectively, and hopefully resolve it, we need certain skills such as listening and the ability to take other people's perspectives. However, what makes us able to use those skills is our mindset. If we do not have a constructive conflict mindset, no amount of skills training is going to be effective. In this webinar you will learn the elements of a constructive conflict mindset and how to develop it, so that people can engage in conflict constructively.

Transformative approaches to conflict

Transformative mediation is an approach to managing conflict that many people have heard about, but that is frequently misunderstood. In this webinar we explore the transformative approach to conflict and examine how transformative mediation works in practice. We consider the purpose and the interventions that are used, and why they are different from what happens in facilitative mediation.

Neurodiversity and Conflict

Are you fascinated by the intricate workings of the human mind during conflict? Do you believe that embracing diversity and harnessing unique perspectives can pave the way for innovative solutions? If so, join conflict specialist and neuroinclusive practitioner Danielle Hutchinson in an enlightening session that will explore how individuals with divergent cognitive, sensory, and social abilities often experience conflict, and how practitioners can harness this uniqueness to support effective conflict management and resolution. The session will include references to the most current research, engaging case studies, and will provide you with practical strategies for ensuring that your practice is neuroinclusive.

Intergenerational conflict

At a time when generational conflict, from work attitudes to cancel culture to “OK, Boomer” is at a level not seen since the 1960s, separating the myths from the reality of generations is more important than ever (Jean Twenge, Generations, 2023). In this webinar you will explore the influences on the different generations that may impact on how they engage in conflict, discover the typical themes that emerge in intergenerational conflict, and take away some tips to harness the benefits of diverse generations while minimising the risk of unhelpful conflict.

Intuition in Conflict Resolution

Unlock the power of intuition in coaching and mediation. Discover how harnessing your innate wisdom can elevate your skills. Develop the ability to identify opportunities for intuition, and learn a range of strategies for using your intuition effectively, allowing you to navigate complex situations with confidence and insight.

Creativity and Conflict

This is an edited version of a live workshop on using creativity to reflect on conflict. The webinar is an invitation to intentionally experiment with and apply your creativity to reflect on conflict. Gain new insights into your conflict by using creative techniques such as imagery, artefacts and storytelling.

Ensuring your conflict practice is trauma-informed

Providing people with a safe space to hear and be heard are cornerstones of effective conflict resolution. Therefore, trauma-informed practice is essential. Learn how to work with clients with curiosity and develop insight into the profound impact of trauma on individuals and communities. Gain an understanding of how trauma shapes perceptions, reactions, and interactions during conflict. Discover how to ensure that your practice is trauma-informed so that you can provide a safe and supportive service.

Using conflict coaching to support mediation...and more!

The use of conflict coaching is increasing in a range of contexts, particularly in workplace conflict. There is, however, considerable scope to develop the use of conflict coaching in other contexts, and for mediators to add coaching knowledge and skills to their practice. In this webinar you will develop an understanding of conflict coaching and how it compares to other processes, particularly in relation to the role of the coach and the kinds of interventions used. You will also consider the benefits of using coaching before, during and after mediation to enhance mediation outcomes.

Encouraging curiosity in conflict (Part 1)

In conflict, curiosity is essential! Conflict resolution practitioners are usually well trained in asking curious questions. However, while curious practitioners are terrific, it’s even better if we can encourage the clients we work with to become curious about (1) the other person; (2) the conflict; and (3) themselves. If we are going to support clients to become curious, we need to understand what makes people curious, how curiosity works, and what conditions promote or impede it. In this first part of the Curiosity Webinar Series we explore the fundamentals of curiosity. In part 2 we look in more detail at how to use what we know about curiosity in a conflict support role.

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