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
- 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