This program will help us develop our ability to manage conflict more effectively- less reactively and more purposefully. We will use the Japanese martial art of Aikido and other materials as tools for:
Recognizing how we react to conflict
Shifting from resistance to cooperation
Connecting to our “center” as we move through conflict
Physically changing our point of view
Distinguishing force from power
In addition to some front-of-the-room teaching and large group discussions, we will work in small groups and individual reflection. This program will involve movement, so come prepared to be in contact with people as we learn together as a community.
What participants will learn:
The physical difference between “force” and “power”
How to take care of ourselves while in the midst of conflict
How to shift from being stuck in resistance to a position of cooperation
The impact of centering on our ability to manage conflict
Some basics of Aikido, the Japanese martial art
About the Presenter:
Andrew Cohn is the founder and principal of Lighthouse Consulting, LLC. For over 20 years he has worked globally as a counselor, coach, lawyer, and problem-solver for businesses and individuals. Andrew’s work improves his clients’ business results and culture, and enhances individual performance and satisfaction.
Andrew has coached and trained senior and mid-level leaders on a variety of issues including team leadership, performance management, interpersonal effectiveness, strategic thinking, diversity and women’s leadership, conflict resolution, and work/life balance. He works with clients to overcome “right v. wrong” thinking in favor of what works, and he supports leaders in expanding their toolkits related to communication and relationships, business strategy development and technical competence. He emphasizes awareness and personal development as foundational to skill development and improved effectiveness.