Curiosity, Conflict, and Communication

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Agenda:

Registration and networking begins at 11:30 and presentations begin at noon, lasting 45-50 minutes, allowing 10-15 minutes for Q&A. Each PMI member receives 1 PDU for attending.


About the Program

Stress is especially high these days! If you believe that miscommunication within your project team is a source of stress, this interactive online workshop will help.

Conflict is both common and uncomfortable. Even the most close-knit teams will encounter conflict on occasion. In some workplaces, conflicts are resolved quickly and easily; in others, it seems like disputes and arguments happen all the time - and fester, contributing to distrust and more conflict, in a vicious cycle.

There are multiple steps project managers can take to create a culture where conflicts are minimized. Just as important, there are simple tips managers can follow to handle the stress of a conflict with grace and fairness, and model curiosity to help teams build a more collaborative culture.

We will cover:

  • The benefits of adopting a curiosity mindset to help in clear communication
  • A go-to list of questions to use when faced with conflict
  • Special mediator skills, like active listening
  • When you might need to call in a mediator to resolve a conflict
  • While slides are not available for participants to download, there will be a downloadable PDF notes page to help you continue your learning.

About the Speaker

Gina Weatherup Headshot

Gina Weatherup

Chantilly Mediation and Facilitation
Founder

Gina Weatherup founded Chantilly Mediation and Facilitation because she believes we all spend too much time working to not be happy at
work. Gina has 15 years of professional experience, with the federal government, non-profits, and small businesses. Her roles have ranged
from community organizer to complaints processor in equal employment opportunity to online content writer. The common thread in all of
her jobs (and several personal roles) has been active listening. Gina is a trained mediator and is here today to talk about resolving conflict.
She lives here in Chantilly, with her husband, two daughters, and their dog Lucy.

About The Chantilly Local Community

Each month the PMIWDC Chantilly Committee volunteers bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. Meetings are held at the Sully District McDonnell Community room at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly VA 20151.

Registration is free to PMI-WDC members and friends. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Registration and networking begins at 11:30 and presentations begin at noon, lasting 45-50 minutes, allowing 10 -15 minutes for Q&A. Each PMI member receives 1 PDU for attending.

This is an opportunity to network with other professionals. Pre-registration is recommended. Presentations are usually scheduled the second Thursday of the month. If you are interested in presenting or volunteering with the Chantilly committee, please contact the PMIWDC Staff, at [email protected], who can put you in touch with the Chantilly Committee Volunteers.

Event Details

Date & Time

14 January 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST-05:00)

Location

Virtual Meeting

PDUs

1 Leadership

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