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Workshops offered dealing with conflict, division, and stress

From: Office for Equity and Accessibility

The Office for Equity and Accessibility (OEA) is presenting the following two programs that address conflict, division, and immense stress.

Moving from Conflict to Collaboration During Challenging Times
Jan. 14 from 2-4 p.m.

This two-hour workshop is open to all faculty and staff. This highly interactive workshop will introduce participants to core, practical skills of effective communication and conflict management. These skills will include: active listening, effective responses to aggression and bullying, future casting, creative brainstorming, and many others. The goal of this workshop is to empower participants to transform even the most challenging interactions into opportunities for growth, connection, and dialogue. Registration for this workshop is available through the PageUP LMS system.

Dis-Solving Conflict from Within, in conjunction with Virginia Tech’s Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention
Jan. 21, Jan. 28, and Feb. 4 from 3-5 p.m.

Dis-Solving Conflict from Within is a unique three-part workshop that will examine the root causes of conflict and division and introduce the participants to a mindfulness-based process for turning inward in conflict. Learning this simple process can empower one to respond to conflict with strength, clarity, and ease, instead of reacting to it with fear, avoidance, or aggression. This workshop is open to all members of the university community. To register, please contact Henry Yampolsky at

For questions, please contact Henry Yampolsky at