Transformational leaders have the ability to solve problems in an inquisitive, thoughtful, creative, informed, and just manner. In this session, you'll learn skills and techniques that will help you work through problems and grow in your conflict management skills.
Jeff Kaufman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Kaufman joined Marian University in 2013 after over 20 years serving in various professional capacities, such as business owner, corporate trainer, and consultant. Both as a small business owner and corporate trainer, he saw the importance of connecting a solid K-12 education to career success.
Dr. Kaufman holds a bachelor of arts degree in general education from Western Illinois University, a master of science degree in conflict management from Kennesaw State University, and a Ph.D. in education focusing on workforce preparation and advancement from Southern Illinois University. His research interests center on conflict education, management, and mitigation in work and educational settings.
Rev. George LaMaster, Ph.D., Chair of Department of Communication
Not “Conflict Resolution.” Not “Conflict Management.” Conflict transformation is the key to effective leadership with moral integrity. The criterion for successfully engaging in conflict is not ending it or getting what you want but advancing just and equal relationships. The secret is this: strong leadership requires controlling yourself rather than influencing other people. For all of us who navigate stressful “people” problems, this short workshop offers immediate relief – and practical wisdom.