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Understanding and Working with Conflict
February 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dear Members of the Congregation:
Our Congregational Development Team and the SPRC will be hosting a workshop from 8:00 to 3:00 on Saturday, February 17, at the Fairview Lodge here in Story City. This will be an opportunity for you to learn about your personal style when encountering conflict, understand the emotional processes in human groups like congregations, and learn some basic responses to conflict, either potential conflict or current conflict. We will also discuss levels of conflict and when calling for outside help is needed before conflict escalates to dangerous levels.
Participants will be asked to complete an online personal assessment that we use in our Interim Ministry Network Training. The cost of the assessment is $7.50; you will access the tool by making payment by credit card, and if you wish to be reimbursed for this cost please send a copy of your receipt to the church office. As part of this assessment, you will get a detailed copy of your style that should be helpful to you in whatever group you are part of.
The link to the online assessment is:
A copy of the outline-in-progress is attached that will give you a fuller description of our learning for the day. Hand-outs will be provided for further reference as a part of the workshop.
Please let us know your plans to attend. Please also let us know if you are willing to bring breakfast items, fruit, juice, etc., and things for snacks. We are in the process of finalizing lunch plans.