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Develop strategies for managing and avoiding conflicts, and learn how to have difficult conversations and solve problems.

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Are you tired of letting conflicts simmer unresolved? Are you ready to navigate difficult conversations with confidence and grace?

Join us for our upcoming workshop, 'Conflict Resolution & Problem-Solving Fundamentals' and learn how to have difficult conversations and solve problems, as well as exploring strategies for managing and avoiding conflicts.

Designed specifically for researchers, this course provides micro-learning units and a live workshop to offer invaluable tools and techniques to effectively address conflicts head-on, fostering a more harmonious and productive work environment. Gain insights into proactive conflict resolution strategies, learn to communicate assertively yet empathetically, and acquire the skills needed to transform contentious situations into opportunities for growth and collaboration.

You will also get the opportunity to submit your questions ahead of time and have them answered anonymously during the workshop in a user-generated content (UGC) Q&A style!

Don't let conflicts hinder your research progress. Invest in your professional development and join us to master the art of managing difficult conversations with confidence.

Date: Thursday 25 April, 12.30-14.00, online. Bring your lunch!

Learning content:

- How to analyse your personal conflict style

- How to solve problems effectively

- How to resolve conflicts in high-pressure STEM environments

- How to have difficult conversations

- How to provide constructive feedback

- How to navigate internal politics

- How to get buy-in from leadership

- How to navigate challenges with emotional intelligence

- How to handle challenging situations: case studies

Speaker bio: Catherine Gray

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A key member of the CREO Network of Experts, Catherine Gray is a leadership and organisational coach based in Bristol. Since 2016, her workshops and training sessions have been instrumental in driving productivity and positive change, especially in high-pressure environments. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Catherine is an avid reader, a community contributor, and cherishes her family life with her husband, two sons, and foster children.

A short synopsis of Creo Incubator and its link to Oxford:

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Creo Incubator is an educational platform that merges microlearning and gamification to provide innovative skill-building and entrepreneurship training. Aimed at democratising entrepreneurial education, especially for women and underrepresented groups, CREO focuses on practical skills development and emerging technology. Creo Incubator was founded in 2020 by Dr Martine Abboud, a RisingWISE alumna and a former Entrepreneurship & Innovation fellow at the University of Oxford.