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Generative Conflict

Thursday, January 7, 2021 to Thursday, January 7, 2021
Zoom Los Angeles, CA, United States
Full Price: $45.00 (Login to see your member discount)

The log-in Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees separately from your registration confirmation the morning of the event.

Virtual Webinar
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fees: Members $20; Non-Member $45

Generative Conflict 
Who can tell exactly where the grain of sand ends and the pearl begins?

Term: Generative conflict
Definition: creating conflicts that are functional in order to enhance creativity and constructive change

If there is anything that is inevitable, it is conflict. When confronted, we can choose to deny, resist, allow or resolve. There may be times when each is appropriate, but resolution often feels like the most challenging option. We will explore how to decide and if seeking resolution is the best option, how to proceed.

You will leave having identified which of three conflict styles feels most familiar, understanding a process for clearing conflict, and a plan for addressing challenges that arise.

Please come with a conflict – or at least a friction – situation in mind. Productive conflict can generate innovation, deepen relationships, and lower your blood pressure.

NOTE: The request for submitting challenging situations and/or questions can be woven in here if you’d like.

Here are some worksheets for the webinar:
Clearing PlannerClearing Conversation - All 3 Steps

Valerie Atkin, Founder of Wells Street Consulting

Valerie Atkin founded Wells Street Consulting in 1991 to assist in the development of balanced, effective individuals who are able to create successful organizations. Her consulting and coaching have supported the growth of individuals and teams to understand themselves and their inner architecture and improve communication, collaboration, and reduce conflict.


She has consulted with numerous contract furniture and design firms for over 20 years. Current clients range from Herman Miller and many of its dealers to an arts consortium to a forest products veneer manufacturer, among others.

Before founding Wells Street, she held a variety of positions ranging from Organizational Analyst at DuPont to Regional Vice President at MOHR Development. She has served as Marketing Chair on the International Enneagram Association Board of Directors; president of the University of Michigan Museum of Art Friends Board; vice president of the Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society; Member Experience Chair on Impact 100 Traverse City Board; and supports fundraising for the Enneagram Prison Project. She has a great sense of humor about almost everything except University of Michigan football.

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