March 9, 2023

Steps to Navigate Conflict in the Workplace

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LOCATION: Greenbrier Country Club, 1301 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Registration: 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon and Networking: 11:30 a.m. – Noon
Chapter Meeting: 11:50 a.m.
Presentation: Noon – 1 p.m. (*NOTE: Due to HRCI guidelines lunch will not be available after Noon for in-person attendees.)

Register before March 2, 2023
Members: $35
Not Yet Members: $45

Register after March 2, 2023
Members: $45
Not Yet Members: $55
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HRCI and SHRM recertification credits approved.

Did you know the average U.S. employee spends 2.8 hours per week dealing with some kind of conflict? Many leaders see conflict as something to be diffused or “solved,” but skilled leaders will instead move toward conflict. They know that when dealt with well, areas of conflict actually become the areas of growth and change in their employees and in the company.

Dealing with conflict well involves starting to have difficult conversations like confronting an uncooperative colleague, saying no to a client, sharing bad news with an employee, or giving critical feedback to a manager, all of which may feel uncomfortable. Difficult conversations often involve our self esteem, an uncertain outcome, or something we care deeply about. By avoiding them, our problems tend to get worse and we experience a build up of resentment and frustration.

This workshop will help you build the confidence you need to courageously engage in difficult conversations that constructively address the inevitable conflict happening in the workplace. You will gain practical tools to address issues in a way that increases collaboration and produces innovative solutions.


Corrie Napier, MDR of Pax Napier

Corrie Napier, MDR, is a conflict consultant, trainer, mediator, and international education professional who specializes in helping individuals, teams, and organizations navigate conflict and enhance effective communication. She is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Pax Napier – a specialized, international consultancy and mediation firm focusing on conflict resolution, problem solving, and development. She works with clients across the U.S. and internationally – mediating, coaching, and training to help transform destructive conflicts into constructive conversations that build team momentum, alignment, and productivity.

Corrie is trilingual (English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish) and draws daily upon over a decade of experience living and working abroad, predominantly in China, Argentina and Israel. A through line in her work has been creating and facilitating spaces that unite people, especially across cultural differences. Corrie holds a Master of Dispute Resolution from the top ranked dispute resolution program in the country – the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University’s Caruso School of Law – where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Corrie is also an active member of the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) and the Virginia Mediation Network (VMN).

Here in Hampton Roads, Corrie serves on the board of the Virginia Beach Fellows and as a volunteer with local nonprofits. Feel free to connect with her here on LinkedIn.