Why Leaders Should Encourage Conflict Part II

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Negotiation of priorities and deliberation of ideas requires the skills of conveying and receiving information about ourselves or the world, with curiosity, discrimination, and acceptance. These are aspects of constructive differencing, the most critical skill not being taught in schools. In order for districts to move from conflict mediation, to actual deepening of relationships through differences, this needs to be modeled by the adults.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identifying your core beliefs about conflict and how these beliefs came to be.
  2. Appreciate the concept of constructive differencing.
  3. Begin to consider an alternative framework for the paradigm of conflict.

About the Author

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Dr. Scherz is a clinical psychologist, author, and educational consultant, working with educators for over twenty years. He earned his Master's in Education from Penn State University and went on to be an elementary school guidance counselor before earning his Ph.D.

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