The use of conflict resolution skills and strategies in the workplace will help to maintain a healthy work environment. These critical skills are required daily and are vital to the success of a company. Leaders are responsible for creating a work environment that enables people to thrive. If disagreements and differences of opinion escalate to interpersonal conflict, you must intervene immediately with conflict resolution. Not intervening is not an option if you value your organization and your positive culture. In conflict-ridden situations, your mediation skills and interventions are critical. This course teaches students how to resolve a conflict before it turns into a crisis. It covers the root causes of conflict and explores the benefits of effectively resolving a dispute. Students will learn the most effective conflict resolution techniques, which they can apply in countless situations.
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
Inspiring purpose and enabling success, Sharon Seidler is an experienced dispute resolution practitioner, creative serial entrepreneur, thoughtful human resources professional, engaging course developer, instructor, and motivating professional coach. She has experience in multiple industries, having worked in community, public, private, union and non-unionized organizations over the past 32 years. During this time, she has gained proficiencies in international and virtual workforce development, cultural revitalization, collaborative trusts, innovative change, employee engagement, labour relations, organizational effectiveness, learning development and instruction.
Sharon holds certificates in Human Resource Management from the University of Alberta, Professional and Adult Learning Instruction from the Northern Institute of Technology and Conflict Resolution and LEAN Six-Sigma Yellow-Belt from Kansas State University. She is also a licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent (producer) in Alberta and Arizona. She is currently an active member of the Kansas State Supreme Court Advisory Council, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Society for Human Resources Management. She holds a leadership role on the Education, Research and Training Committee with the Association for Conflict Resolution.
As an experiential learning instructor, Sharon unites her work and personal experience with research, theory and application to generate an experiential learning setting geared toward student and apprentice growth. In her personal life, Sharon is a wife, friend, step-mom and grandma, sister and daughter. She enjoys active social time with her friends, family and colleagues.
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Senior Managers, human resource managers, unit clerks, legal assistants and others who are involved in workplace communications on a daily basis.
No textbooks are required. Popular readings will be suggested and some will be provided and addressed during class.
The registration fee for this course is $850.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. For the online classes, students need to have a fully functional computer system with a webcam, speakers and microphone or headset and headphones, along with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Though the classes can be accessed using smartphones and tablets, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for a better learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.