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Georges Melides

Workshop: Conflict Management

By Georges Melides

Brussels: 23 November 2016

Almost no one enjoys conflict. Everyone tries to avoid it. In fact, we work hard to master conflict avoidance skills. We teach our kids in school not to get into fights, avoid disagreements, walk away, give in or give up. We socialize young girls and adult women to value the relationship above their own personal interests or needs.

As a result we are an intimacy starved culture. We raise children who do not know how to manage their anger, or productively deal with conflict. Where do our children learn how to fight, when to fight and what is worth fighting for? I may be the calmest most peaceful person on the planet, but that does not mean those around me are. Where do I learn the skills to handle their confrontation of me?

In this workshop you will gain an understanding of how to:

  • Identify your own preferred mode of dealing with conflict and how it affects conflict outcomes.
  • Identify other people’s preferred mode of handling conflict and adapting your own to facilitate conflict resolution.
  • Reduce wasted time and prevent the damage caused by conflict to working relationships.
  • Identify actionable strategies that can prevent conflict from escalating and becoming more serious.
  • Transform conflict from being wasteful and damaging to being useful and constructive.

Join us! 

About Georges Melides

Georges Melides’ corporate career started with IBM in Europe and the US. After leaving IBM he started and developed two strategic businesses in Europe in the field of software publishing. More recently he has been helping international non-profit associations in the health sector navigate the stormy waters of the business world. Throughout his career, and like most of us, he has been confronted with conflicts in his professional and personal life and as a consequence of being victimized by it, he decided a few years ago to become more cognizant in this vast and complex field.

Georges is a conflict management certified practitioner who is hired to enter into contexts of conflict to provide direction, clarity, and opportunities for resolution.

About Conflict Management

Conflict management consists of three different skill sets: communication skills, negotiation skills, and resolution skills. All three are necessary and indispensable elements for effective conflict management. Conflict in the workplace and in our personal lives is a fact of life and is usually regarded as being counterproductive. However, if the positive energy associated with conflict can be harnessed, it may then be directed towards problem solving, creativity, organizational improvement and mutually rewarding relationships.

Practical Information

When? Wednesday, 23 November 2016 from 18h45-21h00

Where? Timesmore Boulevard St Michel 47, 1040 Brussels

Public transport: Metro: Montgomery; Tram: Boileau

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How much? A contribution of €12 to cover expenses including materials, drinks, snacks, etc.

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  1. Jeffrey Baumgartner
  2. Andy Whittle
  3. Georges Melides
  4. Paul van Merode
  5. Alvito de Souza
  6. Anne Crasner
  7. Sydney Schreiber
  8. Jana Gál
  9. Benny Sintobin
  10. Dionne
  11. Susan Wild
  12. Monica Jabcobsµ
  13. Elzbieta
  14. Damien d'Ursel
  15. Roger Axford
  16. Gilles Marechal
  17. + Guest
  18. Tanja Gohlert
  19. Stephen Lawson
  20. Gillian McLaughlin *
  21. Elena Nikolskaya *
  22. Christopher Malapitan *
  23. Ingrid Kreksch *

  24. Helena Ruiz Fabra **
  25. Camelia Dogaru **
  26. Anita Sheehan **
  27. Clea Crimson **
  28. Monica Dimitriu **
  29. Filip Roeckens **
  30. Sascha Siegmund **
  31. Miriam **
  32. Monika Caban-Benavides **
  33. Andie Martin **
  34. Sonnen Blume **
  35. Dennis Elslander **
  36. Norma Nardi **
  37. Jana Gál **
  38. Claire Schonbach **
  39. Karen Indesteege **
  40. Gordon Buhagiar **


* Registered on Facebook or Meetup

** Registered as "Interested" on Facebook which, in practice, means they probably won't come. But we appreciate their enthusiasm and support nonetheless.


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