Workplace Conflict Resolution

The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved
by the level of thinking that created them.

~ Albert Einstein

Level 1 (WCR-1)

A survey of 357 HR professionals across Canada found that 99% reported a negative impact on business image or staff morale due to conflicts in the workplace. This same survey found that 9 out of 10 managing conflict in the workplace effectively as a critical leadership skill.

Most would agree that workplace conflict is an inevitable fact of life. Whether it is dealing with an irate customer or navigating personality clashes between co-workers, we all must deal with such strife. The critical question is: are we managing conflict in a way that leads to positive conclusions?

“The essence of the Art of Peace is to cleanse yourself of maliciousness, to get in tune with your environment, and to clear your path of all obstacles and barriers.”Ueshiba Morihei, founder of Aikido

Use Conflict Resolution Training to Build a Respectful Workplace Culture

In the WCR-1 program, participants acquire skills that build confidence to effectively deal with irrational, angry or hostile people both internal and external to the workplace. With a clear understanding of how behaviors escalate and how to safely respond to those behaviors, employees become part of a solution rather than a contributing factor to the chaos of crisis situations.

Values and Outcomes

The WCR-1 program is built on values that prioritize respectful interactions, a service-oriented attitude, and a safe environment for employees and customers. That value base is introduced as a framework for decision making in this program. Improved communication and the de-escalation of disruptive situations are the intended outcomes. Each aspect of the program introduces skills and strategies to incorporate into problem solving and decision making when faced with disruptive—or potentially disruptive—situations.

This course can be customized to increase relevance for different employee groups. During the course, you will

  • Learn how crisis situations evolve and develop.
  • Explore the nonverbal and verbal elements of communication that can impact a crisis situation.
  • Practice de-escalation strategies.
  • Learn how to set limits with individuals who are verbally aggressive and noncompliant.
  • Understand the reciprocal relationship between one’s own behavior and the behavior of others.
  • Develop coping mechanisms that can help maintain professionalism during confrontations.
  • Explore ways to learn from crisis situations and improve future interventions. In other words, learn to master conflict resolution in the workplace.

Where Does the Training Happen?

We are happy to come to your site to deliver this course. If there is no suitable classroom at your facility, we will find one close by. We also offer regularly scheduled classes in Peace River, Alberta. Click here to access our training calendar.

What’s the cost?

The cost of this course is $169 per student, based on a minimum of 8 participants. Travel, accommodation and subsistence charges are additional for courses delivered more than 100 km from Peace River, Alberta.

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