Getting to the CORE of Conflict and Communications
GTC3 NPS Cohort 6
Tuesday – Thursday, September 1-3, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM MST (AZ)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM MDT
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
This course is offered in partnership with the National Park Service.
- All course materials will be available 24 hours prior to Session 1.
- Webinars will held in Webex, using an external conference line.
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Session One: Recognize the Signs
September 1, 2020
Learn the 4 Rs of the conflict resolution process. Understand what makes communication challenging and recognize how our perceptions and assumptions can contribute to conflict.
- Welcome and Introductions
- Conflict Resolution Process
- Perceptions and Assumptions
- Conflict Escalation
- Complete: Reflection Exercise: Your Challenging Conversation (Workbook p. 13)
- If you're new to WebEx, please review NPS GTC3 Virtual Course Instructions (PDF)
- Optional Review: GTC3 Participant Workbook pages 4-11 (PDF)
Session Two: Respond With Confidence
September 2, 2020
Define the sources and types of conflict. Learn about the emotional brain and how to calm ourselves and others. Explore different strategies for handling conflict, and the resources of the DOI CADR Office.
- Challenging Conversations
- Emotional Intelligence
- Conflict Handling Strategies
- Complete: Reflection Exercise: Triggers (Workbook p. 18-19)
- Review: Elements of an Effective Apology (PDF)
- Optional Review: GTC3 Participant Workbook pages 12-21
Session Three: Resolve and Reflect
September 3, 2020
Learn how to prepare for challenging conversations and negotiations. Discover how to shift the dialogue from opposing positions to common interests. Develop strategies for making the conversation safe and responding with respect.
- Preparing to Resolve Conflict
- Communication Skills: Listening and Speaking
- Resources of the DOI CADR Program
- Complete: Listening Self-Assessment (Workbook p. 32-33). Note that listening and other communication skills are subject to cultural norms (e.g. appropriate eye contact).
- Review: Powerful Questions (PDF)
Complete by Friday, September 11:
- Complete the GTC3 Online Evaluation (link will be sent via email)
- View recordings of any webinars you missed, and complete the Self-Study Form below.
- Report your course completion in DOI Talent.
- Recommended: Complete "Preparing for Challenging Conversations" exercise (Workbook p. 41-42)
Looking for more training?
- DOI CADR Advanced Communications Training course: The training will include a combination of theory and skill-building in a co-learning environment. This is a “level 2” communication training that builds upon and enhances the learning from the “level 1” GTC3. NPS Course dates/times:
- September 28-30 @ 12:30-3:30pm ET
- September 15-17 @ 12:30-3:30pm ET
- Upcoming virtual courses at USFWS NCTC, and link to NCTC website
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Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program
DOI Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution