Conflict Resolution:

Starting with, "Yes!"

"This workshop opened my eyes to bad habits I had that should have seemed obvious to me, but weren't."

- Workshop feedback form, Lake Michigan Financial Corporation

Conflict can be caused by separate, competing sets of ideas. The more someone’s ideas are challenged, the more they will often “dig in” on their position, closing the doors on positive, effective communication with co-workers, employees, superiors, or clients.

Our Conflict Resolution workshop explores this impulse to say, “No” to outside ideas or criticism. We facilitate exercises that give people the tools to draw out the best in others, keep an open mind and – ultimately – engage with others in a way that produces one shared idea instead of two competing sets of them.

It involves:

- Starting with “Yes!”

- Finding the opportunities in obstacles

- Active listening

- Putting yourself in the position of the listener

 

Great for creative teams, companies looking to improve communication effectiveness, or summits and retreats in need of positive and fun team building workshops.

 

See what a workshop looks like here.

 

Learn about our other services too: Rapid EngagementChange Management, and Team Building

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Brian at WMU Haworth College of Business

Whether you're looking to ease into a culture change, want solutions for conflict resolution or are looking for more communication tools when it's time to go "off script," applied improv will provide great take-aways for your team. It makes for a great team building event too!

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It's improvisation, but there's a method to the madness. We have a proven process that begins with simple communication concepts, which then build on themselves until we arrive at specific, real-world techniques for effective, positive communication. 

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Let us know how we can introduce the benefits of improv to your group. In addition to performing and coaching improv for years, we have backgrounds in sales management, event planning, focus group facilitation, business development and small business ownership.

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