Conflict resolution is an important soft skill that assists individuals in keeping a healthy work environment after they are hired. All jobs have conflict in one form or another. Coworkers may create problems, customers may bring issues into the work place, and even struggles in your own personal life may affect your ability to work at times. The people who are seen as great employees are those who find healthy ways to work through conflict, helping them to be the best person they can at work.
In this course, you will learn about conflict, ways people deal with conflict, what attitudes help you positively work through conflict, and steps you can follow to positively navigate through conflict with another person.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Define conflict and identify common ways people deal with conflict.
• Recall the type of attitude and mindset you should have when approaching a conflict.
• Self-assess your ability to use conflict resolving steps.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Textbooks and Materials
All materials are supplied within the online course.
Emily Blanchard is a Michigan native, and has been an educator since 1993. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Education with minors in math, science, and art. Blanchard spent 15 years teaching middle school mathematics in Clark County, Nevada. She served as a member of school improvement teams, was a cross-curricular learning strategist, participated as the only elected teacher on the Nevada State Support Team for her school, mentored dozens of new teachers, and was recognized as East Region Teacher of the Year. Blanchard completed a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She left the desert, moved to the mountains of Colorado, and started working for Denver Public Schools in 2008. As a member of Goodwill’s Youth Career Development Team, Blanchard has taught and developed curricula for classes that teach students job and life skills, counseled students with personal struggles, and coached high school upper-class students in identifying and pursuing their post-secondary dreams. Blanchard’s lifelong goals are to help others achieve all they can and to always be learning something new herself.