What did we miss? How did this happen? Join me as we discuss how our moral foundations influence our outlook on politics and conflict. We will explore the work of Bernie Mayer’s The Conflict Paradox and Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion and how these texts help us better understand those who hold beliefs different from our own. We’ll also examine how our own conscious and unconscious biases inform our practice as Conflict Resolvers.
When: November 13, 2017
6:00-6:30 PM gathering & light refreshments
Program begins at 6:30 & ends at 8:00 PM
Are you a worker taking on short projects or “gigs?” Many temporary employees and independent consultants work in a Gig Economy. As the gig economy grows so do the challenges that employers, HR managers and workers face when it comes to communication and managing conflict. We’ll also discuss “At Will’ employment and how it changes the employer’s view of conflict and how they can ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater’ by quickly terminating employees vs. taking the time to work through the issues.
Here is your opportunity to listen in, chat and ask questions of Conflict Management experts who are mediators, conflict coaches, and facilitators on how to think about, analyze or resolve your situation!
So contentious presidential election is finally over with! It is either the best or worst day for America for some of us. Some will gloat over the win, others exhibit anger for the loss, or maybe we just keep our mouth shut so as not to engage in conflict? So how do you talk to your friends, co-workers, and family about politics and not get burned in the process? Learn how two conflict resolution experts, Pattie Porter and Stephen Kotev,help others say what they really mean and hear what really matters from those they don’t agree with.
I’ll be presenting on the concept of verbal atemi, that has it’s origins in Japanese martial arts. Mark Andres give a great examples of this in his book Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree. The idea in is to say or do something that unbalances your attacker. You don’t want to make them angry, just confused – and in the confusion redirect their attention and intention:
Please join us at ACR this week and feel free to stop by and say hello if you are. I’ll be presenting on Friday morning.
Think about it. Are you currently engaged in an active conflict with your co-workers or boss? Ignoring your neighbor because of a conversation you don’t want to have? In a disagreement with your spouse? Or simply afraid to bring up a concern with a friend in fear of stirring up problems.
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I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted into Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Certification Program! I am looking forward to making new friends, expanding my skillset and deepening my knowledge of coaching. Georgetown offers a comprehensive, insightful and challenging program that I have been interested attending in for years.
My ultimate goal is to acquire International Coaching Federation certification. As a life-long conflict resolver, I deal with leaders all the time. As the field of conflict resolution matures, so does its integration of coaching skillsets. I am quite interested in this intersection and how my expertise in somatics can be applied to coaching.
I should be in for quite an adventure – and I am looking forward to it.
You can now download or stream my recent conversation with Mark Andreas from the player below. We discussed the key principles to building relationship and trust with any teenager, whether “troubled” or not. Want to know how to set effective boundaries, how to avoid ever getting into a power control battle, and how to have a whole lot of fun in the process? In a job where average length of employment is measured in months, and many last only weeks, Mark Andreas not only survived, but thrived while working round-the- clock with troubled teens. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, a youth leader, or anyone wanting to connect with and support the teens in your life, come learn how to build relationships that are simultaneously more empowering for you and the teens you work with.
This is a fascinating topic that I strongly recommend anyone who wants to improve their problem solving skills to attend. Understanding how these paradoxes influence our behavior and outlook is absolutely instrumental to becoming a better leader and conflict resolver.
Helping people resolve problems and improve their performance under stressful circumstances is Stephen’s passion and profession. With a Masters degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Stephen has substantial experience in mediation, negotiation, facilitation, conflict coaching, conflict management and somatic education. His professional experience spans state and federal government agencies and two premier conflict resolution membership associations. Stephen has also become a national expert on how you can improve your performance by better managing the stress of conflict situations. He has taught hundreds the somatic skills they needed to remain calm in stressful conflict situations as an adjunct faculty member of the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and through seminars that he has presented at conferences nationwide.
Specialties: Stephen presents workshops nationally and internationally that teach problem solvers how to improve their performance by learning to better manage the stress of conflict situations through the development of somatic (body) skills focused on breath, posture, and vision and the cultivation of self-awareness. These skills originate from the Japanese martial art of Aikido and have been used by martial artists, executives, law enforcement, athletes and professionals to remain calm in the midst of the storm.