Conflict is no stranger to the Church. We read about it in scripture and we live it day in and day out whether we are members of the clergy, a religious community or the laity. Disagreements occur between bishops and pastors, between members of parish staffs and within our many committees, commissions and other pastoral groups.
Conflict results from the inescapable fact that people in ministry have different (and sometimes opposing) goals, needs, responsibilities, and perceptions. Unresolved workplace conflict, for example, can obstruct the effectiveness of ministry as well as cost the Church a great deal of time and money. While conflict itself is inevitable, ineffective and harmful responses to conflict can be avoided, and effective and beneficial responses to conflict can be learned.
This program looks at the relationships between leadership and conflict resolution skills. The distinction is made between constructive and destructive ways of dealing with conflict and 15 specific conflict resolution behaviors are identified. Prior to the workshop, participants are asked to complete an online assessment of how they personally deal with conflict and following the workshop they have the opportunity for personalized consultation regarding their score.
Recommended length: 1 Day
Program Fee information:
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:Rosario Camacho
National Federation of Priests’ Councils
333 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601-4001
312-442-9700 ext 206