Commonwealth Sponsors Conflict Coaching Seminar

Posted: July 6, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Catherine Probst

On Thursday, July 12, the Commonwealth’s Interagency Dispute Resolution Advisory Council is sponsoring a free seminar for dispute resolution coordinators and other interested state personnel on topics related to alternative dispute resolution.

In this second seminar in a series, panelists representing businesses and organizations from around the state will speak about the importance of conflict coaching to create a collaborative environment that leads to a more productive workplace.

The panelists, who are extensive users of conflict coaching services, will discuss the different applications of conflict coaching, the practical aspects of establishing and using this form of alternative dispute resolution and suggest ideas for how conflict coaching might work effectively in other organizations.

The panelists include Dan Taggart, employee relations specialist at Mason; Tracey Pilkerton, president of Core Vision LLC; Susan Gunn, president of Working Dynamics; and Michael Rawlings, senior faculty with the Federal Executive Institute.

The seminar will take place at the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), 600 East Broad Street in Richmond on the 7th floor Conference Room B from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The building is between 7th and 6th Streets near the Marriott Hotel. Deck parking is available off 7th and 6th Streets.

To attend, RSVP no later than Monday, July 9, by e-mailing the Interagency Dispute Resolution Advisory Council at

For more information, call 804-786-5408 or visit the DMAS web site.

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