If you’ve been told not to take conflict personally, you only have half the story. Before you can do that, you have to take conflict more personally. In this program, Tammy Lenski, author of The Conflict Pivot: Turning Conflict into Peace of Mind, will discuss three simple practices you can do on your own, anytime and anywhere, to avoid the most common conflict resolution mistakes, understand why certain conflicts get their hooks into you, and figure out how to liberate yourself.
Dr. Tammy Lenski helps people excel at conflict resolution by mastering their reaction, problem solving creatively, and forging lasting results. A mediator, coach, speaker, author, and conflict resolution teacher, she has helped thousands of organizations, individuals, and mediators worldwide resolve conflict masterfully. Tammy was a founding faculty member of the world’s first master’s degree in mediation and has been featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Inc, and numerous other publications. A member of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Academy of Advanced Practitioners, Tammy was recognized in 2012 with the Association’s Mary Parker Follett Award for innovative and pioneering work in the conflict resolution field.
Zena Zumeta, internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators. She is president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Zena is a lawyer and a former president of the Academy of Family Mediators. She is the recipient of the the Michigan Lifetime Achievement in Mediation Award; the National Education Association/Saturn Corporation Award for Union-Management Collaboration; the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award; and the Kumba Award from the National Conference on Minorities in ADR.
Tracy Culbreath is a conflict management practitioner, with a Master’s Degree in Negotiation and Conflict Management from the University of Baltimore, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal-Organizational Communication from the University of Central Florida. In 2012, Tracy joined the District Court of Maryland’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Office, and serves as the ADR Program Specialist.