Overcoming Conflict, Stress and Resistance in the Workplace

Educational Development & Support Enrichment Series

Educational Development & Support Enrichment Series
Overcoming Conflict, Stress
and Resistance in the Workplace
Date: Aug. 6, 2014
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m. 
Location: Boise Center
850 W. Front Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
Hosted by: College of Education

Participants will receive a certificate for two professional development hours.

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Featured Speaker 
Carrie O'Donnell,  EDS Specialist
In 1996, Carrie O'Donnell earned her bachelor's in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and a Master's in Multi-Cultural/Bilingual Education in 2000 from Northern Arizona University. She is currently completing her PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Grand Canyon University. Carrie O'Donnell began teaching second grade in 1996. Carrie has taught: 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades formally and tutored high school students in the areas of reading and writing. Carrie worked with second language learners since 1996 and is passionate about helping teachers develop teaching strategies that reach all learners. Carrie was also in administration from 2008-2010 before joining Grand Canyon University as a full time faculty member. Carrie is passionate about life-long learning and education. 

Overcoming Conflict, Stress and Resistance in the Workplace
It is vital to any organization to stop unnecessary drama. Issues of gossip, power struggles, resistance to change and lack of direction often lead to conflicts in the work place. These issues can destroy a school from the inside out. In this workshop, participants will learn how to deal with stress appropriately, how to communicate frustrations and how to become positive agents of change in the workplace. Participants will gain the tools necessary for avoiding conflict and cynicism that drains resources, relationships and school success. Participants will engage in problem-solving scenarios. This workshop is interactive and participants will collaborate to create a blame-resistant and emotionally resilient workplace. This is beneficial for all departments within a school.