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Fixing Workplace Conflict
Guest Speaker: Chris Sheesley


June 17, 2015
7:30am: Breakfast
8am - 9:30am: Presentation

Doubletree - Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232


Member: $25
Non-Member: $40

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Program Description


You’re surrounded, but don’t give up. While your HR role puts you in the center of organizational conflict, it’s actually a unique position from which you can reduce the impacts on your organization. The savvy response to the uncomfortable messiness of workplace discord is to develop keener conflict management insights and skills. Through this engaging presentation, you’ll gain easy-to-remember and easy-to-apply mindsets and tools to be a truly effective conflict resolver no matter where it erupts; which, as you know, is everywhere.


Outcomes: By the end of this presentation, you’ll be able to:


  • Identify the four apparent barriers to solving serious workplace discord.

  • Describe a key tool to overcome each barrier.

  • Apply the surprising power of impartiality.


Chris Sheesley, MA 

Chris Sheesley, MA puts derailed workplace relationships back on track. Senior managers and HR professionals hire Chris when they recognize the need for an experienced, objective facilitator to transform high-stakes or seemingly impossible internal disputes into cooperation and employee efficiency.


In one instructive case, a despairing CEO sought out Chris to intervene in a conflict between two high-level executives. If their relationship deteriorated further, productivity would continue to degrade and morale would implode. With so much at risk, Chris applied his five-step process to bring both managers together. He helped them craft an agreement to enhance their interactions and, significantly, improve how they perceived each other. The grateful CEO was able to stop worrying about the collapse of her executive team.


With 24 years of full time experience, a client roster of hundreds of notable organizations and a track record of over 1,750 cases, Chris is among the most seasoned conflict management professionals on the West Coast. He has amassed over 5,000 hours of experience teaching dispute resolution and related skills which are grounded in his real-world experience.

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Portland, OR 97204

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