Training & Consultation Services
Conflict is defined as a difference of wants, needs, or expectations, and it's a normal part of workplace life. However, conflict costs your company money! A study of U.S. employees found that in 2008, 85% of employees, at all levels, experience conflict to some degree, with the average employee spending 2.8 hours a week dealing with conflict. This amounts to 385 million working days, or $359 billion in paid hours*.
Common Ground is the premier organization for mediation and conflict resolution programs serving Columbia and Greene Counties. All of our mediators and instructors are professionals who have been certified under strict NYS guidelines and re-certified on an annual basis.
Our workshops are designed to incorporate both the practical andd the theoretical in conflict
resolution to create a cooperative and supportive work environment. Minimum workshop
length is 2/5 hours, but courses may go up to as many as thirty-five hours, depending on
your company's needs. All courses are interactive in nature and include an array of activities
The cost of the workshop will depend on its length and the number of participants involved.
Each workshop is tailored to meet the needs of your company and employees. Our instructors
will work with you and your team to design a unique program of services, ranging from
pre-training assessment to the delivery of the workshop program.
Additionally, we provide consultation and follow-up services post-training.
Special discounts given to schools and not-for-profit organizations
Did You Know...
* High turnover of unhappy staff costs your company
re-training time, reduces company profits and productivity.
* Happy employees are more productive and have highter
* In-house programs save company time and resources.
* Working in a safe, supportive environment is good for
everyone's physical and mental health.
Why Provide Conflict Resolution
for Your Organization?
Workshop Topics Include:
* Understanding the Roots of Conflict;
* Communication Skills;
* Bias Awareness;
* Managing Perceived Inequities;
* Understanding Opposing Views;
* Creative Problem Solving.