Individuals, Organizations, Agencies and Communities
Schools or Educational Organizations
Workplace Concerns and Disputes
Complexities of the Elderly
"This case certainly had some twist and turns, and it was a great learning opportunity to work with you. I learned a great deal from our experience together and look forward to our next opportunity to work together." Robert Boggess
"You did a fabulous job of keeping us on task and assuring that we met the goals we set out to accomplish. The results of this meeting will have a long-term positive impact on The Conflict Center ... we appreciated the "value added" services that you - and you alone - could and did provide to our group." Ron Ludwig, Executive Director, The Conflict Center
Conflicts can be complex and dynamic. In fact, our actions and our language have predictable impacts on inflaming or reducing the negative energy of conflicts.
Happily, there are many strategies available to address challenging situations. Unfortunately, people are generally unaware that there are so many, varied choices. Conflict Coaching offers you skills that empower you to use thoughtful decision making to your advantage. How do you deal with the difficult people? How do you create useful options?
Zinn Mediation Associates has more than twenty years experience in teaching and in coaching people about successful ways to approach and manage conflicts. We offer very practical ideas, specifically tailored to your situation. Here are a few you can try today ...
Strategies for managing conflict:
Remember to give us a call the next time you are feeling stuck.
Creative Negotiation in Your Workplace: Mediation and More
Change is a constant in the nonprofit world. New staff and board members, funding challenges, Board and Executive Director relationships, expansion or downsizing, collaborations and a myriad of other situations test your ability to stay on task productively. How does your organization best benefit from transition and growth?
What is available to assist you and others when something that seemed firmly in place starts acting like shifting sands? How can your organization solve problems collaboratively?
Build skill so you can:
Conflict Transformation Workshop
Conflict Transformation for Social Change by Mary Zinn and Nikki Schmidt
Tuesday, October 26th at 5:30 pm
Flobots Community Collective (2705 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205)
$5-25 sliding scale, RSVP required
October is Conflict Resolution Month! Let Us Rise is dedicating our Transformative Education workshop to the cause because we know how crucial it is to start dealing with the inevitable conflict that happens across and within our projects, organizations and communities. As a community of activists, we have a responsibility to incorporate effective communication and conflict skills into our daily lives in order to obtain effective social change. Whether it involves communicating with people who disagree with us or just trying to create productive teams, this workshop will cover skills in self awareness, listening, non-blaming communication, and problem solving.
As always, we are limiting participation in this workshop to around 15 participants. Please RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot. We will provide some food, but you are welcome to bring a dish to share as well! If you have any questions, please contact Mu Son at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.570.4908.
Workshop participants say...
Circles of Conversation is a community conversation model used by Zinn Mediation Associates to create inviting, insightful and organized conversations about current and potentially divisive issues. Carefully selected questions are designed to enable civil conversation on a critical issue among persons who wish to hear from and share with others who may have different opinions.
The Goals of Circles of Conversation Events are to:
Whether for a general audience or for a community of neighborhood, workplace or congregation, attendees with varying views are encouraged to join actively in the discussion. Emphasis is placed on the process of having productive conversations by sharing views and listening with intention. The point is not to decide the right answer to the issue; rather it is to gain insights from others about our differences and similarities. This model is productive in managing changes in organizations by addressing concerns directly and moving ahead with a common understanding of challenges, benefits and strategies.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Circles of Conversation. I would love to see it used in "communities of discord" and also in families. Sometimes it is so hard to hear what another person is saying until the real essence of the issue and the solution, if there is one, is lost in the crossfire. Thank you for you leadership in this area of vital importance. Zenzal Carr, September 2008
July 16, 2007: Immigration Issues, held at Daniels Foundation, Denver
Zinn Mediation Associates is available to facilitate Circles of Conversation for your team or community.
Madame Solutions is now available for public appearances. Our eccentric and hilarious problem solver will help you forget the troubling part of your problems! Conflict is a real adventure when Madame Solutions is in the room. More information 303-526-2202.