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9/12/2012: Understanding Power Dynamics at Work
September 12, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm| Free
Are you ever stuck in conflicts that seem unresolvable? Do you sometimes wonder about the cause of a conflict, but can’t put your finger on it? Do you ever avoid particular people because the interactions are unpleasant?
In most work environments, power dynamics are an issue we have to manage. Sometimes these dynamics are unseen and unspoken. At their best, power dynamics can be used to build productive relationships, influence others in positive ways, and interact with political savvy. At their worst, power dynamics can result in limited, black and white thinking, bullying and ultimatums in the workplace.
- Understand power dynamics – how do we define them and how do we decipher them?
- Learn how to effectively deal with common power dynamics at work.
- Recognize your role in positive and negative power dynamics and how to shift that role if needed.
Claudette Rowley, MSW, CPCC is a coach, consultant and author – and expert in helping individuals and organizations resolve internal and external conflict. She consults and coaches internationally, helping professionals, corporations and non-profits resolve and prevent conflicts, and offers training on to manage conflict effectively.
Claudette is an experienced Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner and facilitates individual development and team building sessions using the instrument. Author of the book Embrace Your Brilliance: How to Align Yourself with Your Unique Potential and co-author of the book A Guide to Getting It: A Clear, Compelling Vision, her articles have been published in hundreds of online and print publications.
Prior to launching her coaching and consulting company MetaVoice, Inc. in 2000, Claudette worked in the public and private sectors, specializing in leadership and program development. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan, a professional coaching certification from the Coaches Training Institute, and has completed additional training in organizational development and relationship systems coaching.
MetaVoice is a coaching and consulting company helping individuals and organizations resolve internal and external conflicts. When individuals and organizations understand the conflicts that hold them back, and chart a course for resolving them, they move into alignment for grow, evolution and more success.
I offer conflict coaching and training, and work with organizations to resolve ongoing conflicts. I have a three phase training process I use to help individuals and organizations learn how address conflict in a way that produces positive results. I also specialize in conflict, leadership and career assessments, and their application for resolving conflicts and identifying strengths in individuals and teams.