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Leading Through Difficulty: Emotional Intelligence, Communication, and Conflict Management   

Most employees spend too much time in conflict situations. Most managers spend too much time putting out fires that could have been prevented with better planning and more deliberate actions. These events collide to create a constant strain for managers. This program gives them the tools to better manage themselves so they are less drained from these realities, it clarifies processes for handling conflicts head-on before they become too hot to handle, and it provides practice in communication skills for turning difficult situations into win-wins almost all of the time.

Upon completion of this course, participants should have the knowledge and ability to:

  • Assess Emotional Intelligence: What it is, why it matters and how to improve it.
  • Practice deeper stress reduction and better management of your triggers.
  • Discover how conflicts are shaped by expectations, perceptions and life-long coping patterns.
  • Understand the link between feelings and behaviors.
  • Identify your most often-used conflict response strategies and communication styles.
  • Implement an interest-based approach to help both sides get their needs met.
  • Have the right conversations, with the right people, in the right ways.
  • Understand the importance of communicating in ways that leave others feeling uplifted.
  • Recognize ways to allow everyone in conflict to "save face."
  • Use the components of the conflict "process" when mediating an impasse between others.
  • Use tools for bringing up difficult conversations in productive ways.
  • Practice rehearsing how to face your next conflict head-on.


Intended Audience: Mid-level functional or technical managers who want to grow in leadership standing and in their ability to influence positive organizational outcomes. Also team leads and supervisors who want to learn about management for future roles.

  • Leading Through Difficulty: Emotional Intelligence, Communication, and Conflict Management
  • Fee: $595.00
    Item: 17419
    Dates: 7/8/2024 - 7/10/2024
    Building: SOL01
    Room: 0L1-182

    Number of Sessions: 3 Lacey 01-182 - MoTuWe 8:00AM - 4:30PM

    Refund Policy: Cancellations must be received five business days prior to the first day of class in order to receive a full refund.


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