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How to Engage in Healthy Conflict - NCFDD Webinar

Thursday, October 13, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Facilitator: Rachel McLaren, PhD

  • Do you often feel drained by departmental drama?
  • Do feel unclear how to handle conflicts that arise in your department?
  • Are you unsure when, where, and how to manage conflict with people who will be voting on your tenure or promotion?

Academics are notoriously conflict avoidant and the inability to manage conflict can result in negative physical, emotional, and relational consequences for faculty. So why not learn early in your career to master the SKILL of healthy conflict so that you can effectively manage conflicts as they arise and avoid carrying around all of the negative energy, anger, and resentment in your mind and body. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How conflict-management is an essential part of thriving in the Academy.
  • How to decide when to push back and when to pull back in the face of conflict.
  • The difference between healthy and unhealthy conflict.
  • How to get clear about the role that power plays in resolving departmental conflicts.
  • Ten tips for engaging in healthy conflict

This is a Core Curriculum (Skill #9) webinar offered by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). Because of WPI's institutional membership, all faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and staff can access this program free of charge. A recording is generally posted within 24 hours after the scheduled event. See the Morgan Center website for instructions on how to create a a NCFDD user account. It's easy!

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Chrys Demetry