Value Conflicts Explained

Value Conflicts

What is a Value Conflict? Conflicts are an inherent part of social existence because we are in constant competition for resources.   We also are in conflict because we have different goals and different ideas about our place in society, what our rights, duties, and responsibilities to other people are, and what constitutes right, wrong, …

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Coercive Power: How it Impacts Your Employees

Coercive Power

Coercive power is a concept created by social psychologists John French and Bertram Raven, who defined the different types of social power used and how coercive power is used and abused in everyday life. Have you ever been threatened with a punishment if you did not complete a task? Maybe your parents told you that …

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A Decision-Making Model that Works for You

Decision-Making Model

Decision-making models provide useful steps for individuals and groups to follow as they attempt to create fitting solutions. Whether you are trying to make a decision for yourself or as a part of a team, the decision-making process can be overwhelming and difficult. Especially within a team, it can be impossible for decision-makers to find …

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Finding the Best Mediation Jobs Opportunities

Mediation Jobs

You have your certificate, now you’ve started your search for mediation jobs. Where do you start this process? This article will help you understand a mediator’s role and responsibilities, prepare you for the work environment and equal opportunity employer, and give you some tools to make your job search easy and successful. What Training Do …

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Conflict Resolution Skills: A Guide

Conflict Resolution Skills

In every area of life, whether it’s at home, school, or work, conflicts are inevitable, which is why conflict resolution skills are vital. They arise due to differences in perspectives and opinions or simply because of misunderstandings. While conflicts can seem daunting, they don’t have to be destructive. In fact, when handled properly, conflicts can …

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Using Communication Skills Training to Further Yourself

Almost everyone could do with a little communication skills training. Most people will have a moment in their lives when communication feels difficult or cumbersome. For some. this will be the result of a clash in personalities or a specific person who makes work and life difficult. For others, a shift in their personal life …

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Conflict Resolution Training for Workplace Conflict

Conflict Resolution Training

By attending training in conflict resolution, a person will gain in-depth knowledge of conflict management and conflict analysis, leading to creative problem-solving and better relationships for everyone involved. Conflict will often find its way into everyday life. From family to workplace conflict, many areas of life may benefit from conflict management skills and conflict resolution …

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Mastering Your Emotions in Conflict Resolution

Mastering Your Emotions in Conflict

Chances are if you’ve participated in any form of dispute resolution, there has been a point where you or someone working with you has suggested that you master your emotions in conflict. The suggestion is much easier said than done, as emotions are strong and can often feel overwhelming and uncontrollable.  And in many circumstances, feeling …

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Imbalance of Power: How Factoring in Power Works

Imbalance of Power

The factors that contribute to an imbalance of power are often hard to notice on a day-to-day basis, but over time they contribute to an unhealthy dynamic if they are not addressed.  Imbalances of power can be found in every relationship that we engage in as humans, from our most vulnerable and trusted relationships with …

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Capacity Building Activities Explained

Capacity building

Capacity-building activities help a party to achieve its goals and solve issues that arise in its day-to-day operations. Capacity building evaluates the party’s ability to expand its operations and capacity to reach more of its goals in the future. Several broad types of capacity can be built as general categories, but capacity can be made …

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