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May 2018 Membership Meeting
Unity of Charlottesville
2825 Hydraulic Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 978-1062

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018, 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Category: Events

Resolving Conflict, Transforming Productivity

Speaker: Barbara Linney, Sr. Consultant, Allison Partners

Session Content Summary

Experts say some conflict is healthy, but when not managed well, conflict can lead to stress, frustration and decreased productivity. This session will introduce five ways to handle conflict based on the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. There are often one or two approaches we like the most, and usually at least one we don’t like at all. While each of the five conflict modes can be useful in some circumstances, learning to choose the appropriate approach for a given situation will create better outcomes and satisfaction. This session will equip participants with skills to effectively navigate conflict and transform it into productivity.

About our speaker

Barbara J. Linney is a consultant specializing in leadership development. She was Vice President of Career Development for the American Association of Physician Leaders (formerly ACPE) for 22 years. She is known for her work in career counseling, management development, and communications training. Barbara lives in Charlotte, NC, and enjoys working at Allison Partners, an organizational development consultancy based in Charlottesville, VA.

Barbara’s background includes one-on-one counseling, seminar presentations, group facilitation, published articles, and college-level teaching. She is author of the books, A Career Guide for Physician Executives; Turn Your Face: How to Be Heard and Get What You Want Most of the Time; and co-author of the book Physician Executives: What, Why and How, 2nd Edition. She also blogs for the Allison Partners team: http://www.allisonpartners.com/wwrn/by_tag/tag/barbara_read.

She speaks on topics such as Improving Interpersonal Communications, Conflict Management, Delivering Effective Presentations, Conducting Effective Meetings, and Writing for Executives. Barbara is a graduate of the University of Richmond in Virginia and earned her master's degree at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Cost: $15 for members / $20 for nonmembers

Walk in (did not preregister): Additional $10 fee applies
No refunds will be granted after pre-registration ends (12:00 PM on the Friday prior to the meeting date)