Clinical Psychologist Richard Hughes once defined conflict as that which occurs when two opposing parties have interests or goals that appear to be incompatible. Conflict and disputes are an almost inevitable facet of business life – and one which can occupy a significant amount of a business owner’s energy.
Most business owners will know from bitter experience that poorly managed, conflicts and disputes will quickly sap their own motivation and positive energy – and that of their team. And although few of us have any formal training in managing disputes and conflict resolution, skills in this area are vital to business success.
This event will discuss these issues and offer some valuable insight, tips and techniques for managing disputes and conflict resolution.
This Business Owners Forum event will be held at the BNZ Partners facility on Constellation Drive, North Harbour at 5:30pm on Thursday 21 June 2012 – and will run through to 7:30pm on the night.
We have assembled a varied and skilled panel for this event:
David Henton. David is director of Confident Communications Limited – and his business specialises in managing conflict from the human perspective. David has some valuable insights and practical techniques from his considerable experience in this area. And as a bonus he is also an entertaining and accomplished speaker.
Damien Grant. As an insolvency practitioner and director of Waterstone Insolvency Limited, disputes and conflict come with the territory for Damien. Damien’s approach may be somewhat contentious – and it may not tick all of the text-book boxes. But it will resonate with business owners – and everyone is sure to take at least one nugget back to their business.
Nura Taefi. As a solicitor at Kensington Swan Lawyers, Nura has appeared in the High Court, Employment Court and the Employment Relations Authority in relation to a wide variety of disputes and conflicts. Nura knows the consquences of failure to manage disputes and resolve conflicts outside the courtroom – and she has some valuable insights to share.
As always for Business Owners Forum events, this session will be free of charge and completely free of sales pitches from the supporters or the panelists. And there will be pizza, beer and wine to lubricate quality discussion.
Business Owners Forums are held monthly on the third Thursday of the month – alternating between North Harbour and Whangarei venues.
If you’d like to attend this event, email Fraser Hurrell before the end of 19 June 2012. And if you’d like to be included on the invite list for future events, just add your contact details in the box to the right.