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Commando Conversations: Becoming Conflict Competent

McVey Management Solutions

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM - Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM (CST)

Commando Conversations: Becoming Conflict Competent

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How often do you face conflict at work? If you dread it, you’re not alone! Bolster your confidence and learn how to deal gracefully with conflict and difficult conversations by attending this four-day intensive, interactive program. You will develop specific skills that allow you to productively manage conflict—one of the most critical leadership skills. You’ll take a comprehensive conflict-competence assessment, build new skills, and walk away with a personalized development plan.


The curriculum is full of opportunities to build skills, such as self-awareness, expert observation of others’ behavior, and coaching. The class is highly interactive, including small-group exercises, time for reflection, and workshop-type skill building. And the social time is equally as stimulating, with a cocktail reception and an optional group dinner. After attending this program, you will have increased your value to the practice as a leader and improved your connections to team members who look to you for direction.

Highlights of what you’ll learn include:

  • Why dealing with conflict productively makes good business sense
  • How to create productive outcomes of conflict while reducing the likelihood of escalation or harm
  • How conflict competence can transform you into a sensational leader
  • Techniques for building skills in self-awareness, observing others’ behavior to prevent escalation of conflict, and creating a culture of conflict competence in your entire team

Your take-homes include:

  • New skills that transform you into expert in managing conflict productively
  • A customized report detailing your strengths and weaknesses when dealing with conflict and how you compare to others nationwide
  • A personal development plan that will help you continue to build your conflict competence

Shawn uses his combined professional experience in business management and psychotherapy to help you take an honest look at your ability to handle conflict and uncover blind spots in your emotional-intelligence skills. You will share your greatest challenges and uncover the barriers that keep you from performing your best as a leader in difficult situations. You’ll build the foundation of a plan to continue to develop your emotional intelligence skills.

If we haven’t convinced you yet, here are just a few outcomes from this retreat:

  • Personally, you’ll feel ready for any situation. At work and at home, the people around you will be amazed by your confidence, ease, and grace in handling difficult situations.
  • You can teach your team to use conflict as a tool to foster creativity and innovation. You’ll be tossing around new ideas rather than doing the same ol’, same ol’.
  • You’ll create a safe environment and common language to help your team members grow and learn how to be masters of conflict themselves.
  • You will avoid the stress of closed communication, not sharing information, and quick decisions that lead to problems later on. Less stress means more fun!

You'll also earn 19 hours of CE credit. The time you'll need to commit to the program is as follows:

  • Day 1: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Day 2: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Day 3: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Day 4: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

If you’re frustrated with your ability to handle conflict at work, rest easy knowing that you’ll leave with the skills you need to make it look like a piece of cake. This unique retreat is unlike any other continuing education event and is well suited for those in leadership positions, managers, and practice owners.

Have questions about Commando Conversations: Becoming Conflict Competent? Contact McVey Management Solutions

When & Where

Hilton Garden Inn Austin NW/Arboretum
11617 Research Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM - Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM (CST)

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McVey Management Solutions

Shawn McVey teaches you how to be an expert communicator and a strong, stable leader in your veterinary practice. He is an open, honest person who will push all the right buttons to get you to work together as a team and realize your full potential. He combines his background as a psychotherapist with 20 years of in-the-trenches experience building specialty and emergency practices to show you what “is” in your practice, along with what “could be.” He knows how to get you there—to a workplace that’s more team-oriented, flexible, happy, respectful, and productive.

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