Conflicts are an inescapable part of life. Some conflicts – like disagreements over scientific results – can be productive. But conflicts over space, money, and authorship can turn ugly quickly. How you handle conflict depends in part on your personality and techniques you’ve learned to resolve differences. This workshop, taught by entrepreneur and educator Doug Kalish, will enable you to self-assess your own attitudes and approaches to resolving conflicts and introduce you to techniques you might not have considered. Also, we’ll analyze some real scenarios involving conflicts with other people and develop strategies for dealing with them. You’ll learn techniques that you can begin using immediately after the workshop and for the rest of your life.
BEFORE coming to the workshop, assess your own conflict resolution styles by going to http://www.dougsguides.com/conflict_style and download either the pdf or the spreadsheet. (The spreadsheet is way easier to fill out because it self-scores). Bring the results to the workshop.
Who is our speaker?
Doug Kalish has a PhD in Biology from Harvard and more than 30 years of management experience. He was a Visiting Scholar at UC-Berkeley from from 2014-2017. He’s been a founder or early executive in four startups, as well as being Managing Partner of the Price Waterhouse World Technology Centre and Chief Knowledge Officer at Scient. He has advised the IT and biotechnology industries on issues from knowledge and content management to collaboration and conflict resolution. He now devotes his time to delivering workshops helping people make the transition from academia to the business world, and maintains an extensive set of free resources at www.dougsguides.com.