Welcome to the Texas Conflict Coach ® radio program with Founder and Host Patricia M Porter. Since 2009, we have produced over 325 podcasts. Check out our full Podcast Library and listen to episodes at www.texasconflictcoach.com
Our program aims to help global listeners learn how to manage conflict constructively with tools, strategies, and resources regardless of whether the dispute is in your business,home, workplace, school, church community, family, or with neighbors.
Professionalizing Mediation: Understanding the Impact of Taking the Next Steps
This is a special live episode held during the annual Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) conference.
Mediation is a powerful process but is still largely society’s best kept secret outside of the litigated case arena. Further professionalizing mediation promises to create public awareness and increase utilization. We will examine the impact of taking the next steps for mediators and disputants alike.”
Jennifer Kalfsbeek-Goetz received her B.A.S. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, her M.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland, and her Ph.D. in Education Administration from Capella University. Dr. Kalfsbeek-Goetz is currently a Dean of Student Learning at Moorpark College in southern California and was formerly the assistant Dean of program development at California State University at Northridge.
Dr. Jack Goetz is a Lecturer in Law for the Judge Judith O. Hollinger Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution at USC Gould School of Law. As a neutral, Dr. Goetz serves the public privately as well as serving on various public panels. Dr. Goetz has advocated for increasing the public utilization of mediation by strengthening the protocols for practicing in the field through voluntary mediator certification. He currently serves as the President-elect for the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) and is President of the Mediator Certification Consortium of California.
Conflict Chat: Challenges of Working in a Gig Economy
Got Conflict? Are you a worker taking on short projects or "gigs?" Many temporary employees and independent consultants work in a Gig Economy. As the gig economy grows so do the challenges that employers, HR managers and workers face when it comes to communication and managing conflict. We will also talk about "At Will' employment and how it changes the employer's view of conflict and how they can 'throw the baby out with the bathwater' by quickly terminating employees vs. taking the time to work through the issues.
Conflict Dynamics - Identifying Your Behaviors
Got Conflict? In this episode, we will be talking with Dr. Debra Dupree, Relationships at Work, Inc. She is a certified master trainer for the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP). This profile identifies the hot buttons, and conflict behaviors that one uses when they are confronted by conflict. Are your behaviors constructive or destructive when you are confronted with conflict? How do we identify these behaviors and how do we begin to change?
Dr.Debra Dupree, Founder and President of Relationships That Matter. Relationships that Matter transforms people and companies into peace and profits. Debra is a former chairperson of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Workplace Section and Past-President of ADR-San Diego. She professionally trains people internationally to become mediators, is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences, and is on the faculty of two major San Diego educational institutions. Debra possesses a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology & Education from the University of California-Santa Barbara, Pre-doctoral training in Organizational Development & Disability Management from San Diego State University, and holds ACR’s designation for Advanced Practitioner in Workplace Mediation (AP). She is a Master Trainer of Eckerd College’s Conflict Dynamic Profile (CDP) and currently specializes in “high conflict” relationships.
Conflict Chat....Handling Intense Emotions and Rage
Conflict Chat with Pattie Porter, Stephen Kotev and Abigail R.C. McManus
"When you are emotionally hijacked like in the recent road rage incident and untimely death of NFL football icon, Will Smith, what do we learn about how we handle our intense rage and emotions?"
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Reframing Campus Conflict
Are you a parent of a college student or an educator dealing with campus conflict? Maybe YOU are a student who's gotten into some trouble on your campus? If so, this shows for you.
We spoke with Dr. Nancy Giacomini and Jennifer Meyer Schrage, J.D., editors of their new book "Reframing Campus Conflict: Student Conduct Practice through a Social Justice Lens."
Giacomini and Schrage addressed how the culture and diversity of the student population have changed over the years, and how unfortunately, the system for dealing with student conduct and conflict incidents has becoming increasingly legalistic. How do we re-frame campus conflict so that it is inclusive, fair and is an alternative to the costly legal system?
Nancy Geist Giacomini, Ed.D. is a private educator, mediator, facilitator, and author based in Chester County, PA. Nancy completed her Educational Leadership Degree at the University of Delaware while a Conflict Resolution Program (CRP) Associate in the Institute for Public Administration. She taught in the Master’s Program, mediated special education disputes for the Delaware Department of Education, and facilitated state-wide dialogue.
Jennifer Meyer Schrage, J.D. provides leadership to the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR) within the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Michigan. During her tenure at UM, Jennifer led the OSCR Team in departmental realignment and championed a nationally recognized full-spectrum menu of conflict resolution pathways, including mediation, restorative justice, and related innovative methods. This Spectrum Model was introduced at the 2008 Gehring Academy (Schrage & Thompson, 2008), featured at the 2009 annual conference and has evolved into a collaborative publication due out this summer.
Back to School: Building a Bridge of Positive Communication to Create a Positive
Parent, you are your child's best advocate. Just like painting a room, the more preparation you do the better the result. It may seem like oversimplification when it comes to communicating to your school, especially if it has not always been the most positive process. Separating the facts, emotions, and results can be confusing.
In this program we highlight three free resources that will help you:
Gather the factsOrganize your informationIdentify effective ways to communicate with your child’s school /teacher
Knowing your child’s learning style and being able to quantify and collaborate their interest and abilities to what is going on in the classroom is like having cliff notes for accelerated learning. If you are a parent who feels overwhelmed, dealing with the demands of work as well as your child’s school issues this conversation is for you.
Angela Woodrow, whom as a coach, provides the opportunity for individuals and the organizations to discover distinctions, maintain focus, and develop and implement action plans. As a life long learner, she advocates for parents and teachers to build the bridge to positive education processes for all. Shehas over 20 years of experience in coaching individuals and organizations to success. An educational theater arts background gives her the passion to coach everyone to his or her utmost potential. Growing into the opportunities of tomorrow is how Angela sees everyone’s capabilities.
A lifelong community volunteer with a personal philosophy to bloom where planted, Angela volunteers with her local faith-based education partners, and groups that promote scholarship for youth and the community arts. She is an active member of the International Coach Federation, San Antonio Professional Coaches Association, and Business Networks International.