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As a researcher, you work in a multi-disciplinary context with a diversity in stakeholders: supervisor(s), peers, students you guide, lab technicians, external stakeholders,… Conflicts are an inseparable part of working together, so being able to give direction to conflicts in a constructive way is an important skill for you as a researcher.
In order to adequately deal with conflicts, you first have to be able to recognize a conflict in an early stage. In addition, your own mindset plays a major part: conflicts often trigger an automatic, unhelpful reflex to analysis ("Who is the cause of the conflict? Who is wrong?"). This is a mindset that will most probably lead to getting (even) deeper into the conflict. The approach needed to manage conflicts in a constructive and trustful way is to find a good balance between:
In this training, given by Wendy Van den Bulck (True Colours), basic insights of a solution focused approach are applied to conflict cases of the participants. Some ingredients are: recognizing conflicts in time, recognizing stages of conflict and knowing what you can and cannot do in which stage, creating common ground, the solution focused checklist for conflict management and breaking through fixed patterns.
There will be use of interactive teaching, experiential exercises, self-reflection, exchanging and learning from each other (plenary and in subgroups) and practising in simulations based on participants’ cases to ensure maximal transfer to the own work context.
If the programme has to be organized online, we ensure an interactive learning environment with a big focus on bringing tools and insights into practice.
After having attended this workshop, you will be able to...
An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:
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