Women and Managing Conflict
Speaker: Deltra Ferguson
Understanding our individual strengths (and limitations!) when confronted with conflict is key in building good business relationships. As women in business, there are a few conflict “gender traps” to avoid, and resources to call upon to keep our work spaces peaceful (well, mostly peaceful) and productive. A local resource is the nonprofit Resolve Center for Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice which helps with conflict resolution skills training and services.
Deltra Ferguson is the Executive Director for Resolve Center for Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice. For eight years prior, Dr. Ferguson served as Coordinator for the Women’s Resource Center of Southern Oregon University, and before that, as faculty with the Women’s Studies Program at Oregon State University, teaching and researching in the areas of theater and women’s studies. She and her partner of many years share a safe, warm Ashland Oregon home with their teen-aged twins, Riley and Julia and cats, Charley, Milo and Felix.
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6:00 Dinner and Introductions
6:45 Business Spotlight
8:00 Meeting adjourns
THIS MONTH'S DINNER MENU:
Regular entrée – Roasted turkey with apple cranberry chutney with garlic mashed potatoes
Vegetarian option – Butternut squash cranberry penne pasta
The meal also includes:
- poached pear/bleu cheese salad
- fresh sauteed vegetables
- warm rolls and butter
- chef's choice dessert
- coffee (regular and decaf), tea (hot and iced)
Make a reservation online with payment or call in your attendance reservation to Carol Vandell at 541-292-6326. (Also, contact Carol if you have special dietary needs, cancellations or other questions about registration.) Please submit your reservation request (online payment or phone) by 9:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7th. Reservations made after this cut-off date cannot be guaranteed. Cancellations must also be received by that date or you will be responsible for payment of the uncancelled event.
Please note the following prices:
- Member - $22.00 for online registration and payment. Phone reservations and payment at the door - $25.00
- Non-member - $27.00 for online registration and payment. Phone reservations and payment at the door - $30.00
- Program only - $15.00 for online registration or payment at the door.