Practical conflictology: from confrontation to collaboration

Most conflict models deal with resolution strategies - how to exit a broken relationship with minimal loss. Instead, we will examine causes that lead to conflicts. We will be building on the premise that people are "designed" for fruitful mutual collaboration and cooperation. Thus, conflict is not the norm, but the embodiment of a social illness, a consequence of mistakes made in building partnerships. We will examine these mistakes, their causes and ways to correct and avoid them in the future.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. What is causing conflicts? Sphere of human needs, Maslow's model + self-actualization and self-realization.
  2. What is conflict? Social interaction as a process, law of reference relationship, Thomas-Kilmann Model.
  3. Who is guilty? Competence vs competency.
  4. What is to be done? The universal success formula.

Learning Outcome

Learning outcome would be twofold. Attendees will:

  1. Obtain a systematic and contextual understanding of conflict through the prism of social interaction.
  2. Understand how to identify and correct communication errors leading to conflict

Target Audience

This presentation suits well for any person who is looking to improve collaboration and negotiations skills.

Prerequisites for Attendees

General understanding of team dynamics and interpersonal communication.


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