Conflict Academy

Program Overview

Conflict is a part of life. It is a natural dynamic in relationships that arises from the need to reconcile differences. Perhaps more than any other life challenge, our ability to work out differences with others affects our happiness and success in life.  

Western's Conflict Academy offers workshops that provide practical strategies and skills for responding constructively to conflict now and in the future. Topics addressed include:

  • the physiology of stress and basic dynamics of conflict
  • understanding triggers and needs
  • conflict styles and strategies
  • effective communication skills


Request a Workshop

Conflict Academy workshops are currently available upon request and can be provided to existing groups and classes at WWU. To submit a request, please email Tracy Dahlstedt-Rienstra at least 3 weeks prior to your desired date. 

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