Conflict Management: Effectively dealing with conflict


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Conflict is…any situation in which your concerns or desires differ from those of another person. It occurs daily in organizations between colleagues, teams, staff, vendors, and customers. It occurs daily in all aspects of our lives. Conflict is inevitable and healthy in order for progress to occur. It is also a critical factor when managing change during many life stages of an organization. Yet it is one of the most difficult challenges we all continue to face. How do we manage conflict in an objective and skilled manner? Understanding our own conflict management styles as well as others can empower us to effectively manage conflict. There are five conflict management modes – Avoiding, Accommodating, Compromising, Collaborating and Competing. Recognizing our own style as well as others’ styles heightens our awareness allowing us to communicate more effectively. We have a choice in dealing with conflict. All five conflict-handling modes are available to us and this knowledge can give us a greater sense of control to steer conflicts in different directions by choosing different modes. This interactive session will review these five conflict-handling modes and allow attendees to practice the application of them on specific situations.  

About the Presenter 

Rita Balian Allen is the founder and president of Rita B. Allen Associates, a national career management firm specializing in executive coaching, leadership development, management training and career development. She is a lecturer at Boston-area universities, a sought-after speaker and presenter, the author of numerous articles, blogs and the book, "Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself: The Three Ps Marketing Technique as a Guide to Career Empowerment". She has been a regular contributor for the Chief Learning Officer Media, Huffington Post and Leadership & Management Books as well as a variety of other publications. Rita was voted one of the top ten executive coaches by the Boston Women's Business Journal.  Full Bio


Date and Time:  
March 12, 2020
6:00 - 8:30 PM

6:00-6:10pm: Registration, mingling, and light dinner
6:10-6:30pm: Facilitated networking
6:30-8:00pm: Workshop
8:00-8:30pm: Optional networking 


Boston Marriott Cambridge, 50 Broadway, Second Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142


Members: $15; Non-Members: $40

Thanks to Semma Therapeutics for providing the food and venue for this event. Semma Therapeutics is working to bring a new therapeutic option to the clinic that will improve the lives of patients with Type 1 Diabetes. Semma’s science is focused on combining proprietary cells with a state-of-the-art cell delivery and an immune protection strategy. To learn more visit

Given our mission is to promote women's development in STEM we would like to offer a one-time free spot in our workshops to those in transition between jobs. Please contact [email protected] if you qualify.