Conflict Academy

Conflict is a part of life - it is a natural dynamic in relationships that arises from the need to reconcile differences. Perhaps more than any other life challenge, our ability to work out differences with others affects our happiness and success in life.  

Western's Conflict Academy offers workshops that provide practical strategies and skills for responding constructively to conflict now and in the future. This 90-minute workshop covers:

  • the physiology of stress and basic dynamics of conflict
  • understanding triggers and needs
  • conflict styles and strategies
  • effective communication skills

Register for a Workshop

To register for a workshop, click on a workshop date/time on the calendar below and complete the registration form that follows. Please allow time to complete and print the Conflict Styles Inventory before attending the workshop (takes about 15 minutes) - information about how to access this tool will be provided when you submit your registration. 

Individual Conflict Coaching 

Have a specific conflict you'd like to get some help with? Conflict Academy staff are also available to provide individual conflict coaching to help you apply conflict resolution tools and strategies to your conflict situation. We can make referrals to other campus resources if additional support is needed. Conflict coaching sessions are available upon request and can be arranged by contacting Tracy.Dahlstedt-Rienstra@wwu.edu

For additional information or questions please contact pws@wwu.edu.

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