155 College St room 208
  • October 10, 2014 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Updated: The How to Effectively Communicate and Resolve Conflict in a Group (CHL5004) and Understanding Group Dynamics (CHL5004) workshops will be combined into one on Oct. 10 at 1:30 in room 208.

The workshops are offered by the Office of Student Life's Leadership Program and both topics will be covered during this time. Please respond through Eventbrite. 

  • We live in a diverse world. 75% of the population is significantly different from you: they think differently, communicate differently, and handle emotions differently. These differences are often a major source of friction within organizations and small groups. The power of understanding these differences is making them work for, not against you. In this seminar, you will learn to use diversity as an advantage, by discovering how to utilize different work styles and the “phases of a team” in order to see how these dynamics influence effective collaboration.
  • How can you de-escalate conflicts, while still creating a space in which legitimate concerns can be raised? How can you confront someone with something they might not want to hear, without making them defensive or angry? In this seminar, you will learn how to relieve tension within group settings – i.e., colloquia, committee meetings, or tutorials – without limiting constructive discourse and diverse points of view. You will learn that effective communication is essential to maintaining good relationships within groups, and to managing disagreements as they arise.

  • Priority will be given to students enrolled in CHL5004H. The workshop will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants. First come, first served.  
  • RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-how-to-effectively-communicate-and-resolve-conflict-in-a-group-understanding-group-tickets-12491912647