Conflict is a fact of life and dealing with it in a productive manner can be learned. This summer, the Dayton Mediation Center leads a four-part series at the Huber Heights Branch of the Dayton Metro Library to teach strategies for dealing with conflict. “A Transformative Approach to Conflict: Respond Rather Than React” takes place on Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Library, located at 6160 Chambersburg Road. The series is free but advance registration is required. It is recommended that participants attend all four sessions.
May 10 & June 7: WHY IS CONFLICT SO HARD?
Whether it’s a difficult situation at work or at home, conflict can keep us up at night. Learn how to understand conflict as a crisis in human interaction and how to make it more productive.
July 5: STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH CONFLICT
What are your “buttons” and how do you react when they are pushed? Explore the difference between responding and reacting and learn skills for having difficult conversations.
August 2: PUTTING THE TRANSFORMATIVE PRINCIPLES TO WORK
Put into practice what you’ve learned. Role-play conflicts based on workplace or family scenarios. Learn how to put your new skills into play in all your interactions.
The Dayton Mediation Center began in 1987 as a city service designed to help people solve their own conflicts. Areas of mediation include juvenile diversion, parenting/visitation, small claims, landlord/tenant, neighbor and family disputes.
For more information or to register, visit the Events Calendar at DaytonMetroLibrary.org/Events or call (937) 463-BOOK.