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Managing the Moment When Conflict First Emerges in Community

October 5, 2022 @ 11:00 AM 12:00 PM CDT

Managing the Moment When Conflict First Emerges in Community

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

  • Pacific: 9:00-10:00am
  • Mountain: 10:00-11:00am
  • Central: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Eastern: 12:00-1:00pm

Join our webinar with facilitation expert Laird Schaub as he examines how reactivity shows up in conflict and how to respond constructively. This is a teaser for the upcoming Working Constructively with Conflict in Community course.

About the event

When conflict arises in community, it’s often unclear how to best tackle it or where it event begin. In this one-hour webinar, Laird will examine what’s happening in the moment when people become aware that someone – either themselves or others – goes into nontrivial reactivity.

We’ll examine how reactivity shows up, what’s going on for the individual in reaction, and the choices you have on how to respond constructively.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • what conflict is, and what’s happening for the individuals involved
  • what it means to respond constructively to conflict
  • why so many people are conflict avoidant, and what you can do about it
  • further details on what’s included in the upcoming 5-week course, Working Constructively with Conflict in Community

Who should attend?

You should attend if you’re:

  • a community facilitator
  • a community leader
  • a group governor

About your presenter

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Laird Schaub

Laird’s specialty is up-tempo inclusive meetings that engage the full range of human input, teaching groups to work creatively with conflict and diversity—all the while being ruthless about capturing as much product as possible. He lived for four decades at Sandhill Farm, an income-sharing rural community that he helped found.
Laird also helped found the Foundation for Intentional Community, where he served as the main administrator for 28 years. In 1987, he created a self-insurance fund for healthcare among income-sharing communities called PEACH (Preservation of Equity Accessible for Community Health) that he ran for 22 years.
In addition to his expertise in community living, he’s parlayed his passion for good process into a consulting business focused on cooperative group dynamics, styled CANBRIDGE (Consensus And Network Building for Resolving Impasse and Developing Group Effectiveness), since 1987.

Read his blog Laird’s Commentary on Community and Consensus


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