Conflict Management for Women: How to Navigate the Changing Power Dynamic
Thursday, May 30th | 5:30-7:30pm | Info-Tech Research Group (345 Ridout St. N)
It's no secret that men and women approach conflict differently. Societal and even biological differences create a dynamic for women that can make conflict more difficult, uncomfortable, and potentially career limiting. For some women, being assertive can lead to harsh judgement, labelling, or toxic work environments.
WCT London invites you to a panel discussion on conflict management techniques specifically for women. We’ll discuss the role that emotions play in conflict management and tips for approaching conflict with confidence, setting healthy limits, and expressing yourself without being labelled.
Our balanced panel will include perspectives from established professionals with vast experience with conflict management.
Wendy Thompson CHRL, PCC, CNTC
A former executive with more than 25 years of HR experience and an internationally certified coach specializing in team and leader development.
Wendy is an International, Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and one of the first coaches in Canada to obtain her Certification in Neuro Transformational Coaching (CNTC) through BEAbove Leadership. She specializes in coaching high potential, emerging leaders and teams in all sectors.
Wendy has a proven record of accomplishment in leadership and team development, mergers and acquisitions, employee relations and training.
She is also well versed in the development of human resource policy. As a member of an executive team at a high-growth technology company, she implemented a leadership development program, recruitment, and retention strategy to attract and retain key employees. Her experience spans a broad range of sectors including business, health care, higher education, high tech, professional services, manufacturing, not-for-profit and social service organizations.
Wendy is especially passionate about building and developing women through a number of professional development leadership programs. She hosts an annual women’s leadership retreat, , helping women connect with their core to inspire transformational change.
Bill Reid, HBA, CHRL, CHRP
Bill Reid is a professor of Human Resources at Fanshawe College's Kinlin School of Business, joining the faculty in 2009. Bill holds a BAA (Hons) from Brock University, professional certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Western University and the CHRL designation from the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario. Prior to joining Fanshawe, Bill was employed by Ford Motor Company of Canada, where he held increasingly senior positions in human resources. After spending several years in Labour Relations where he played a pivotal role as a member of the management bargaining team during three collective bargaining periods. Bill also worked in Health & Safety before being promoted to Supervisor, Salaried Personnel. In this role, Bill was provided the opportunity to work closely with the Executive Leadership Team. Supporting Employment Equity initiatives, he helped foster an inclusive environment throughout the organization and helped better align strategic initiatives with accessibility. It was here that Bill further developed his passion for providing fair and equitable opportunities to all employees through the use of collaborative dispute resolution techniques.
Join WCT London for an evening of purposeful networking and enlightening conversation as our speakers share their unique experiences and tips for managing conflict with confidence. Don't miss this opportunity to see Info-Tech Reserach Group's immaculate new headquarters.
$15.00 - WCT Members/Students
$20.00 - Non-members
Ticket includes refreshments and snacks, networking, panel discussion and Q&A.
Reserve your spot today.
Venue Sponsor: Info-Tech Research Group
WCT Regional Sponsor: London Economic Development Corporation
Info Tech Research Group
London, ON N6A 1B8
|Member/Student||$ 16.95 (includes taxes of $ 1.95)|
|Non-Member||$ 22.60 (includes taxes of $ 2.60)|