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Lunch & Learn: A Mindful Approach to Conflict Management – September 2021

Lunch & Learn: A Mindful Approach to Conflict Management

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Online Webinar

About the Lunch & Learn: A Mindful Approach to Conflict Management

“If two people are thinking alike, you may be sure that one of them is doing all the thinking.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

Conflict can be a sign of healthy disagreement and diverse thinking, but how do you manage consistent and disruptive conflict with a co-worker? Join Dr. Doreen Larson, president of Edison State Community College, for another SOCHE virtual lunch and learn, “A Mindful Approach to Conflict Management,” on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 12 p.m.

Conflict in the workplace is often avoided or downplayed leading to ineffective teams or even loss of employees. This workshop will provide options of practical and effective approaches to manage conflict in a team or on a one-to-one basis. Dr. Larson will present a menu of approaches to use in addressing workplace conflict. Grab your lunch and join us to find out which tools are the right for you.

Participants will:

  • Define a mindful approach to workplace conflict
  • Develop awareness of the key characteristics of conflict scenarios
  • Review a list conflict “tools” that are effective ways to manage and not ignore conflict
  • Create a personal plan to implement some selected conflict tools

About the Presenter

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Doreen Larson, Ph.D.

President, Edison State Community College

Doreen Larson, Ph.D., is the fifth president of Edison State Community College. She began her position on July 1, 2015, and she is the first female president of the college. Dr. Larson previously served in West Virginia as the president of Pierpont Community and Technical College from 2010-2015. She holds a Ph.D. in Special Education from Kent State University, a Master of Arts in Education from John Carroll University and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cleveland State University with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. Dr. Larson served as faculty both at Kent State University and Lakeland Community College. Throughout her career, Dr. Larson has worked to expand access and success in higher education for historically underserved populations. She advocates for Edison State and all community colleges as the pathways to fulfilling the American Dream.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 12:00 PM


SOCHE Zoom Platform
Webinar link will be sent at a later time.


SOCHE Members: $10
Non-Members: $15
Students: $5


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