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Embrace Conflict in Startup Teams or Say Goodbye to Innovation
September 9/12-13, 2014 (9am to 4:00pm each day)
$95 per participant or $200 per team up to 4 (whichever is less)
Extreme innovation relies heavily on people banging their ideas and heads together without drawing blood. Fast moving business teams under enormous pressure to produce must understand how to manage the fine balance between negative and positive conflict outcomes.
This highly interactive 2-day course will enable you to use conflict to fuel innovation. You’ll not only deepen your understanding of conflict from a human dynamics and systems perspective, but also apply the tools and concepts from the course to real world issues brought to the course by your colleagues.
You will leave the course with a finely honed ability able to spot conflict and a deep understanding of your personal conflict style. You will be able to use your awareness to support productive operations, avoid unnecessary costs, and harness the power of conflict.
Topics covered:

Normalizing conflict in business teams
Interest-based negotiation
Team agreement protocols
Stakeholder engagement and grievance systems
Team dynamics models
Building out personal conflict style maps
Developing a conflict management strategy for your current team
Perform situational analyses around organizational conflict

Who Should Attend:
The course is specifically designed for current and future “C” level entrepreneurs, investors and other business stakeholders who need to get the most from their teams. Both pre-existing teams and individual should attend. In fact, the course will work better if the course contains is a mixture of teams and individuals.
Pre-Course Resources:
TBD. The instructors will provide articles and links for participants to prepare for this two day intensive.

Mark Batson Baril, Resologics
It took Mark 30 years and three successful businesses to clarify his passion for conflict resolution. He’d been on teams with companies including Lockheed Martin, 3M, GE Healthcare, Burton Snowboards, PALL Corporation and Medtronic producing everything from flexible-circuits and medical devices to high-volume packaging and sporting goods products before realizing that fostering productive relationships was his favorite type of project. It was then that he traded his spreadsheets and drawings for his current toolkit: proactive conflict prevention support, capacity building, team coaching and dispute management. Mark has a MS in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies, is an experienced non-attorney mediator and a contract Ombudsman.
Classes will be held at:
Impact HUB San Francisco901 Mission Street, SF, CA
For more information, contact Ryan Cabinte, Faculty Director, at ryan.cabinte@presidioedu.org or 415-655-8956.