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Thursday
03
MAY

Nonprofit Academy: Managing Conflict & Difficult Conversations

13:00
16:00
Rochester Area Foundation
Event organized by Rochester Area Foundation

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CO-HOSTED BY MINNESOTA COUNCIL OF NONPROFITS AND ROCHESTER AREA FOUNDATION

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Have you ever hesitated to confront a board or committee member, a donor, an employee or a colleague about an uncomfortable situation? When managed properly, these essential conversations can build positive relationships and create opportunities to move your agenda forward. This workshop will provide a framework in critical skill areas: how your values, perspective, strengths and weaknesses influence your conflict management style; how to create a positive culture that plays to your strengths to initiate change; specific conflict management skills and strategies; and interest-based negotiation techniques. Bring your most difficult conflicts and let this team of experts help your organization to move forward.

PRESENTERS: Terri Allred is Director of Community Engagement at the Women’s Shelter, and the owner of Third Eye tribal Dance Studio. She brings 25 years of nonprofit management experience to her consulting clients. LuAnn Buechler owns PMC Events & Coaching where she specializes in workplace coaching. She is a BNI Director Consultant, part of the Transformational Leadership Council working team, and serves as Board Chair for Exercisabilities. Sharon Press, Director of the Dispute Resolution Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, specializes in the areas of negotiation, mediation and collaboration having taught numerous workshops and courses on these topics throughout the United States and abroad.