Patricia M Porter's Blog – July 2014 Archive (6)

Your Brain on Conflict: “Resistance is Fertile”

Scott Rogers In Your Brain on Conflict series, we kick off with Scott Rogers, Founder and Director of the Institute for Mindfulness Studies. What happens in our brain when we are engaged in an emotionally-charged conflict? Neuroscience or brain science has emerged with answers that help us begin to understand the physiological, emotional, and…


Added by Patricia M Porter on July 29, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

The Texas Conflict Coach® August Radio Programs

The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio program announces the following episodes in our "Back to School" series in August held every Tuesday night from…


Added by Patricia M Porter on July 28, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Emotional Intelligence Skills for Today’s Workplace-Part 1

 The topic of emotional intelligence in the workplace is a evolving area of professional interest for leaders and employees alike. How do we engage the vital skills of communicating through crisis, empathy, perspective taking and self awareness just to mention a few? In 2011, the workplace continues to hold higher and higher expectations for us all. The necessity to manage countless stressors while also producing, leading, collaborating and resolve conflicts have become the…


Added by Patricia M Porter on July 22, 2014 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Coexistence and Conflict

Managing inter-communal conflict and violence is critical to national and international security in today's world. As societies are becoming more diverse, many more countries are facing ethnic, religious, cultural and social conflicts. The globalization of such conflicts is also increasing. Join me as I speak with Mari Fitzduff, the Program Director of the Coexistence and Conflict program at The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis…


Added by Patricia M Porter on July 15, 2014 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Community Mediation: Empowerment and Dialogue

In many communities around the country there are community mediation centers supported by volunteer mediators. Community Boards of San Francisco is the oldest community mediation center in the country, started in 1976. The philosophy of community mediation centers is to empower community… Continue

Added by Patricia M Porter on July 8, 2014 at 10:50pm — No Comments

A Look Back at Hurricane Katrina- A Radical New Role for Conflict Management Professionals

 Using Hurricane Katrina as a model, this speaker will discuss the phenomenology of disasters in America. Various deleterious factors can be forecast that impede effective emergency response. These factors can be better managed when one person is placed in a role to oversee and manage the crisis phase of a disaster. A Conflict Management Professional can unify the ad hoc crisis management team and ensure its accountability and engagement. Provision of a structural solution of this…


Added by Patricia M Porter on July 1, 2014 at 10:12pm — No Comments

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