Pre-Assembly Event & Friday Lunch Session

Dealing Effectively with Workplace Conflict

Presenter: Lee Schmucker, Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner and MHS Consulting Associate

Date and Time: Thursday, March 8, 8:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.

Cost: $75

When you think of workplace conflict, what comes to mind? Arguing? Compromise? Hurt feelings? Avoidance? Gossiping? Explosive disputes? Subtle, long-lasting issues or resentment? Do team members own their mistakes?

Conflict is a natural and inevitable part of relationships, triggering different behaviors in everyone. Sometimes that response is productive, but more often it’s destructive—which is unhelpful and usually uncomfortable.

Because conflict looks different depending on the people and situations involved, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to making it productive. Instead, the solution starts with you.  

This Learning Lab isn’t about conflict resolution; rather, it’s focused on helping you curb destructive thoughts and behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, improving your workplace results and relationships.

The Lab includes the brand-new* Everything DiSC® 2- part assessment tool, designed to improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors. By the end of the session, you’ll have learned to:

  1. Identify general perceptions and emotions about conflict.
  2. Discover your own style in conflict as well as learn about other styles in conflict.
  3. Learn how automatic thoughts influence destructive behaviors during conflict.
  4. Identify and understand destructive conflict behaviors that you use.
  5. Recognize automatic thoughts that you typically have during conflict.  
  6. Practice catching and re-framing automatic thoughts.
  7. Learn a way to continue evaluating and improving conflict experiences.

Register for this Learning Lab when you register for Mennonite Health Assembly.

*Released October 2017.

Click Here to Register!

Friday Lunch Session

Forum On Journey Forward Process

It’s been over 2,000 years since Jesus walked among us: generations have come and gone, countries have formed and dispersed, yet God remains steadfast. There is peace in this truth. Still, in a changing world, what does it mean to be a faithful Anabaptist follower of Jesus?

In the summer of 2017, Mennonite Church USA hosted a Future Church Summit to discuss how to be faithful in the twenty-first century. The purpose of this forum is to examine the central themes that were generated by the Summit, as well as the renewed commitments that have risen from it.

How will these themes and commitments impact healthcare agencies that identify with the Anabaptist tradition? We will discuss those implications, too, particularly as they relate to Mennonite Church USA.

Join us for this special Friday lunch session led by Ervin Stutzman, Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA.