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Know to Grow: A Better Way to Handle Conflict

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
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Jessica Harmison-Olson
Know to Grow
Registration is required before Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 12:00 AM
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Know To Grow: A Better Way to Handle Conflict
Presented by Carolyn Jabs

Thursday, October 25, 2018
12 pm CST
(10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 1 pm Eastern)


Why, despite their best efforts, do good people find themselves in conflict?   This presentation will introduce a proven strategy that consistently dissolves conflict, restores good will, builds common purpose and helps people create thriving partnerships at work, at home and in the community.  

Participants will learn how to engage five social virtues:  

  • Proactive compassion – Where’s the vulnerability?
  • Deep discernment – What values are at stake?
  • Intentional imagination – What resources have been overlooked?
  • Inclusive integrity – What kind of cooperative structure will allow everyone to thrive?
  • Creative courage – What are the risks of engagement?


This workshop will appeal to anyone frustrated by disruptive change and disputes that seem to have no solution. The five social virtues cut through intractable conflicts and open up promising possibilities. Participants are encouraged to think about conflicts in their own lives.  The presentation will provide clear and practical guidance about how to restore the cooperation that’s so desperately needed in a complex world.    


Carolyn is an experienced professional writer. Her book, The Heirloom Gardener, is often cited as one of the inspirations for the revival of heirloom vegetables. Her articles have been published in dozens of magazines including Self, Working Mother, Redbook and Reader’s Digest, and her essays have appeared in Newsweek and the New York Times. She has written extensively about technology and families, first as a Contributing Editor at Home PC and Family PC and then as the author of Growing Up Online, an award-winning monthly column that appeared in parenting publications across the country.

Carolyn's most recent project is Cooperative Wisdom: Bringing People Together When Things Fall Apart, written with co-author Dr. Donald Scherer. Their collaboration began when she was working on her M.A. in ethics at Bowling Green State University and resulted in a book that has won multiple awards.  Written in as a lively conversation, Cooperative Wisdom provides practical advice about how to deploy five social virtues that consistently restore cooperation in the face of change and conflict. Carolyn is a lifelong member of AWC, the Author's Guild and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.