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Conflict Resolution Skills: Turning Conflicts into Opportunities

Conflict Resolution Skills: Turning Conflicts into Opportunities
Understanding conflict in relationships Conflict arises from differences, both large and small. It occurs whenever people disagree over their values, motivations, perceptions, ideas, or desires. Sometimes these differences appear trivial, but when a conflict triggers strong feelings, a deep personal need is often at the core of the problem. These needs can be a need to feel safe and secure, a need to feel respected and valued, or a need for greater closeness and intimacy. Conflicts arise from differing needs Everyone needs to feel understood, nurtured, and supported, but the ways in which these needs are met vary widely. Think about the conflicting need for safety and continuity versus the need to explore and take risks. The needs of both parties play important roles in the long-term success of most relationships, and each deserves respect and consideration. Conflict 101 A conflict is more than just a disagreement. Conflict may feel more threatening to you than it really is Close

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Portland State University Department of Conflict Resolution The Conflict Resolution Graduate Program offers either a Master of Arts or Master of Sciences degree. Both degrees draw from and contribute to theories and insights in the field, as well as preparing students for professional work. The program currently offers the following areas of concentration: Theory and Practice Peace and JusticeInternational and Intercultural Conflict Resolution Why People Believe Weird Things and 8 Ways to Change Their Minds Some people believe all kinds of weird stuff including… …no, actually, for a very good psychological reason I’m not going to repeat any of it here. Let’s just say that some people believe weird stuff and leave it at that.

Conflict Resolution Network To download this CR Trainers Manual - 2nd edition (2008), scroll down to the bottom of this page. Each of the 19 chapters is a separate downloadable file. There is no charge, but please read the information here first to understand what it is and the conditions of use. The CR Trainers Manual: 12 skills is a comprehensive guide to running highly successful Conflict Resolution sessions.

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and Bullying While holiday shopping, I saw many items featuring my favorite Christmas character, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Amid the nostalgia I was feeling for good old Rudolph, I was reminded of a conference I attended at the beginning of the calendar year. One of the speakers mentioned using popular art and media to teach classroom lessons. Virtual reality made me believe I was someone else I am no longer Aaron Souppouris. I am a woman. I am a stranger. I stare down at the mask I hold in my hands, struggling to comprehend how those hands, which are clearly not mine, are allowing me to feel its curves and cracks. As I glance at the mirror in front of me, my new lip piercing glimmers under the harsh fluorescent lights. This is not a fever dream, not a hallucination, not even a video game.

Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution — Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution — Georgia State University Restorative Justice Project Cited editor Ken Kimsey urged readers this week to explore and submit entries to, an online database project led by Carolyn Benne as part of CNCR. More »

38 Ways To Win An Argument—Arthur Schopenhauer - The India Uncut Blog - India Uncut For all of you who have ever been involved in an online debate in any way, Arthur Schopenhauer’s “38 Ways To Win An Argument” is indispensable. Most of these techniques will seem familiar to you, right from questioning the motive of a person making the argument instead of the argument itself (No. 35), exaggerating the propositions stated by the other person (No. 1) , misrepresenting the other person’s words (No. 2) and attacking a straw man instead (No. 3). It’s a full handbook of intellectual dishonesty there.

8 Steps for Conflict Resolution Whenever we are confronted by a conflict, we have three sets of needs to be negotiated: Substantive needs have to do with the "stuff" of the conflict… often the problem that we feel needs to be solved. Procedural needs relate to the process of addressing these substantive needs.

"Paws" for Career Exploration This month we are focusing on Careers at our school. At the elementary level we help children become aware of the many opportunities in their future. So to allow the children to explore what they like and not just what I can talk about in one lesson, I take the children to the computer lab and give them the opportunity research their interests and careers that may interest them. Our Computer teachers are so helpful!