Conflict as an inevitable aspect of organizational life is a concept that most of us resignedly accept and then try our hardest to avoid. But what if we were trained in how to view conflict constructively? And shown how to use it as a valuable tool for effecting positive change in the workplace?
Working with Conflict as a Catalyst for Change in the Workplace, is designed to do just that.
Through training provided by instructors Joachim Ziegler, PhD and Jessica Heffernan Ziegler, you’ll come to understand what makes an organization “conflict capable;” learn how conflict can lead to innovative ideas and practices; and develop the skills needed to use conflict to improve collegial relationships and group dynamics in your own school, business, or organization. You will leave with highly valuable skills and much enthusiasm for your work ahead.
A noted organizational and human resources development consultant and a partner in MIRA, an international group of consultants, Joachim Ziegler, PhD, has been working in the fields of Organizational Development and Human Resources Development since 1994 and has been involved in conflict work for the past 20 years, developing and running conflict workshops in organizations and schools. Joachim’s current list of American and international clients encompasses the banking, pharmaceutical, retail, and manufacturing sectors, as well as anthroposophical institutions and Waldorf schools. He is a member of the College of Social Sciences Section at the Goetheanum and the international Association for Social Development and is a working colleague of the renowned conflict management researcher and author, Friedrich Glasl. Joachim holds an MA in Adult Education and a PhD in Medical Education and has taught at the University of Muenster and at Germany’s first private university in Herdecke.
Jessica Heffernan Ziegler, Sunbridge’s Executive Director, has worked as an executive coach and organizational development consultant for Waldorf school administrators and teachers in both the US and Europe, focusing on governance issues, personnel development, and leadership skills. Prior to joining Sunbridge in 2008, Jessica was co-founder and administrator of a Waldorf school in Everswinkel, Germany. She holds a BS in Business Management.
Together, the team leads Sunbridge’s popular Collaborative Leadership Summer Series course.
This workshop runs 7-9pm on Friday, January 9; 9am-6pm on Saturday, January 10; and 9am-12:30pm on Sunday, January 11. Please bring real-life workplace conflict issues and be prepared to work on these cases in large- and break-out groups.
Cost is $295, including $25 non-refundable registration fee.
Register here. Please register by January 2 to ensure your spot.
Questions? Contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator at [email protected] / 845-425-0055 x20.
Sunbridge Institute reserves the right to cancel any offering at any time. If Sunbridge cancels, all registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund. If the registrant cancels, he or she will receive a full refund less any non-refundable registration fee. Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: The dates of this workshop were originally set for January 9-10, but have been expanded to January 9-11.