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How to Engage in Healthy Conflict

A graphic for the "How to Engage in Healthy Conflict" event on October 13.

Academics are notoriously conflict avoidant and the inability to manage conflict can result in negative physical, emotional, and relational consequences for tenure-track faculty. So why not learn early in your career to master the skill of healthy conflict so that you can effectively manage conflicts as they arise and avoid carrying around all of the negative energy, anger, and resentment in your mind and body? In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How conflict-management is an essential part of thriving in the academy
  • How to decide when to push back and when to pull back in the face of conflict
  • The difference between healthy and unhealthy conflict
  • How to get clear about the role that power plays in resolving departmental conflicts
  • Ten tips for engaging in healthy conflict

Duke graduate students can access this event sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity through Duke's institutional membership. Find information about how to claim your Duke membership to NCFDD here.


Communication, Professional Development, Self Awareness