Conflict Resolution

Empowering the Westminster Community to Resolve Interpersonal Conflict

Westminster’s culture encourages open and respectful dialogue as a means to address interpersonal conflict. In most situations, speaking directly with the person you may be in conflict with is ideal. However, in some cases, it may be helpful or more appropriate to involve supervisors and/or the HR department. Addressing conflict can be anxiety-provoking and resolving conflict in a healthy, productive fashion can make a big difference in your job satisfaction. The Conflict Coaching Team is available to help staff navigate workplace conflict.

The Conflict Coaching Team is available to empower you to process an interpersonal conflict situation and move to resolve:

  • Interpersonal tension with co-workers or supervisors
  • Disagreements about work related issues (e.g., work styles, interdependencies)
  • Communication style differences
  • Misunderstandings
  • Personality clashes

Conflict Coaching Team members will:

  • Listen to you to build trust
  • Ask questions to understand the situation
  • Co-create solutions with you to enhance the possibilities
  • Empower you to move toward resolution

After reviewing the conflict coach profiles, choose one you’d like to meet with and either email them directly or submit a meeting request form. The conflict coach will reach out to you to schedule a meeting for an initial assessment of the situation. Depending on your situation, the coach will provide one-time or on-going coaching until a resolution is met.

Coaching sessions are private. Conflict coaches will never share information without your permission, except when they are required to do so by law.

Westminster staff can also reach out to the campus ombuds for support with interpersonal communication.

The Conflict Coaching Team


Jeff Driggs

I’ve been at Westminster since 2011, as director of foundation relations in Institutional Advancement. I love this school, and I love how the people here—faculty, staff, students, alumni, etc.—are always so willing to give and serve others. When I learned of the opportunity to be part of the conflict resolution coaching initiative, I thought this would be a great way for me to get more involved and give back. I like helping people and want to assist them in resolving their concerns, so they can better enjoy their work and be more productive and successful in their jobs.

Contact Jeff directly at or 801.832.2737 or complete the form below.


Winter Morse

I joined the conflict resolution team for two reasons. First, I want people to enjoy coming to work. I come to work every day because I truly care about the people I work with, and it breaks my heart to think people hate to come to work because of conflict. Second, I want to help Westminster be a safe and inclusive place for everyone. I have been at the college for about 15 years—I started as a student and never left. I am currently the director of academic computing, where I direct all aspects of academic technology. Outside of work I love spending time with my family, camping and playing outdoors. In fall, you can found us hunting large game and watching football, and in the summer we are usually working hard in the yard and garden. At the moment, my daughter is keeping us busy exploring sports and dance.

Contact Winter directly at or 801.832.2007 or complete the form below.


Emily Tillett

I am currently the assistant director of the Coaching and Mentoring Center and am an alumna of Westminster. I am passionate about working with others in a one-on-one setting to help shine a light on the things that hold us back from our potential selves. I have a strong background in conflict resolution techniques and a knack for empowering others to find their voices in order to improve their relationships in the work environment.

Contact Emily directly at or 801.832.2880 or complete the form below.

Request Conflict Coaching

Complete the form to request conflict coaching services. Form submissions are private. Conflict coaches will never share information without your permission, except when they are required to do so by law.

Become a Conflict Coach

The conflict resolution program at Westminster welcomes any staff to be trained in conflict resolution and volunteer as a conflict coach. To get started, submit the form below.