Conflict in the workplace has been with us since the beginning of time. Resolving these issues can still be as perilous as ever. Now the UK ICF is delighted to present key pointers for coaches working with people to resolve these ever present disputes. This day-long interactive seminar is not just for those specializing in that field – we will ALL come across these and related issues at some time in our careers.
Specially designed to bring fresh ideas and a unique insight into this issue, this day will definitely give you strategies and ideas that will add significant value to your coaching practice and update your toolkit.
There are limited spaces, so booking early is recommended!
You can expect the day to :
- Address the unique role of coaching in the prevention and positive transformation of conflict in the workplace
- Give you a practical demonstration of Conflict Coaching
- Show you how to build a powerful presence and to hold the space safely.
Ed Modell, the Global ICF President next year, will also lead an open session where he will share his plans for 2011. This will give everyone the opportunity to ask questions and offer their perspectives. Not only that, you can also meet and exchange ideas with the Board members of the UK ICF chapter. These sessions will be packed with fellow members and colleagues from the coaching world waiting to meet you…but remember to book soon to secure your place.
When: Tuesday, November 23, 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Where: Best Western Mostyn Hotel, 4 Bryanston Street, London, UK W1H 7BY
How Much: £60 (ICF members), £90 (non-members)
CCEUs: Eligible for at least 4.5 ICF CCEUs.
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Prevention is better than cure
Philip Brew of Coaching Development
Conflict in any system can be either destructive or productive. Handled poorly, it results in everyone losing. Handled well, it can be the catalyst for mutual insight, realignment and growth. This interactive session will address the unique role of coaching in the prevention and positive transformation of conflict in the workplace. How can the "relationship contract" of in-depth coaching be applied to a wider system and change the way people handle their differences at work? What are the key elements in turning potential conflict into opportunity?
Conflict? OMG…What do I do now?
Ed Modell & Merle Rockwell of Balanced Coaching and Conflict Management
Conflict Coaching blends the principles of coaching with the field of conflict management to help individuals and teams of people improve their ability to deal more effectively and productively with their disputes. This interactive session will begin with an exploration of conflict management styles using the Thomas-Kilmann conflict styles inventory. Participants will then discuss how conflict arises in and affects workplace settings, and how Conflict Coaching can be a tool to address conflicts both before and after they appear. There will be a demonstration of Conflict Coaching with a volunteer from the audience followed by a question and answer period.
Who are you when working with conflict?
Aboodi Shabi of Newfield Network
Of course, when we are working with those in conflict, there is a need to look for “solutions”- for processes, conversations, etc, to help resolve the conflict, or fix the problem, and we will spend some of the session looking at just that. At the same time, it’s also critical for us to focus on how we, the coaches, are being in the midst of our work – partly in order to take care of ourselves, and also to be sure that we are not, inadvertently, or unconsciously, adding to the conflict.
In this session, we will be looking at how to build a powerful embodied presence. In order to be able to hold a space for the sometimes difficult work of conflict resolution, it is important to be present to ourselves, to be aware of unseen/unconscious behaviours, and of what’s going on in our bodies. We will explore all of this, and look at what practices we can develop in order to generate more peace and more presence, even in the midst of very difficult situations, and to have more impact.
About the Presenters
Aboodi Shabi, PCC, is one of the UK's most senior coaches, and a pioneer and leader in the UK and European Coaching community. He was a founding co-president of the UK ICF, and has served the profession at all levels internationally.
He has worked in the field of personal development for nearly twenty years, and in coaching since 1996. In that time, he has worked with hundreds of coaches across the world. Aboodi is a Newfield Certified Ontological Coach®, currently head of coaching and training for Newfield Europe, teaching Newfield programmes in Europe, North America and Asia, and has also been an invited presenter on coaching mastery at several European coaching schools, and is a popular speaker at coaching conferences.
Philip Brew, MCC, has been a full-time professional coach for the past 13 years, receiving his MCC credential in 2004. His client practice includes CEOs, directors and senior management teams from private and public sector organisations in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America. He is the co-founder of Coaching Development Ltd, one of Europe’s leading coach training organisations, and provides training, supervision, mentoring and coaching to professional coaches. Philip is a past co-president of UK ICF and currently serves as a director on ICF’s Global Board. He is passionate about contributing to excellence in coaching and to the development of the profession.
Merle Rockwell, CPCC, ACC, is a professional and personal development coach. She is also a professional mediator and has combined those two interests into the sub-specialty of conflict coaching. As a member of the ICF, Merle chairs the Panel for the Mediated Resolution Process of the ICF Ethical Conduct Review, serves on the ICF Membership and Community Committee and is on several ICF task forces. Merle was the founding director of a community based mediation center that became the model for other centers throughout the state of Maryland. She continues to offer training in managing workplace conflict and for managers as conflict coaches.
Ed Modell, PCC, is a certified executive and life coach specializing in working with government, business and non-profit executives and professional services providers. He is president elect 2011 of ICF. He is also a past president of the Metro Washington, DC Chapter of ICF and was Chair of the ICF Global Regulatory Committee and a co-founder of the Conflict Coaching Special Interest Group. Ed also serves as the Ombudsman for the State of Maryland Judiciary Department, providing confidential and informal conflict coaching, mediation and facilitation services for workplace problems and citizen concerns. Previously, he practiced law in Washington, DC for 28 years.