Conflict Resolution

Darlene Stocker, Labor Program Coordinator, is working within the Labor Program and in conjunction with the campus community to assist students in resolving conflicts within the campus community.  Please review the attached Peace Zone for information regarding a promising process currently being reviewed.

Conflict Resolution

What is conflict?

Conflict occurs when individuals or groups are not obtaining what they need or want and are seeking their own self-interest.  Sometimes, the individual is not aware of his/her need and unconsciously starts to act out.  Other times, the individual is very aware of what he/she needs and actively works at achieving a goal.  There are many cycles involved in conflict.  Do you recognize them?

Is all conflict bad?  Can we escape conflict?

No, conflict is a part of life.  How we handle conflict determines whether it is perceived as good or bad.  Yes, you can escape conflict but it doesn’t really change the fact that the conflict exists.

If we can’t successfully resolve our conflicts individually, what are the alternatives? Peer Mediation and/or Mediation can be used to assist in resolving conflicts.

As quoted by Lois B. Hart (January 1991)

Live Life Fully
Expect Conflict
Teach Others
Learn From Conflict

If you have training needs or questions, please contact Darlene via email or by phone 859-985-3981.