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Wiser Conflict

Transform your conflicts into opportunities for positive change.

Now more than ever, we all need conflict resolution skills. Wiser Conflict is a comprehensive five-part training course that will help you and your team:

  • Recognize conflict as an opportunity for positive change

  • Understand and manage strong emotions

  • Communicate effectively in difficult contexts

  • Build courage to negotiate their needs 

  • Appreciate the power of collaboration

Marina believes everyone needs to be fit for conflict.

Don't Take Our Word for it...

What past participants say:

This experience has really made me less fearful of conflict. I’ve learned these skills and taken classes like this before but it really landed differently for me this time.

Course Overview

Build your Competence.

Enhance your Confidence.

Find your Courage. 

Over six modules, you will learn the five steps of Wiser Conflict and the critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to have difficult conversations and work through challenging situations productively. 

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Understand your response to conflict and biology, history, and cultural influences

assertive speech, communication skills


Draft clear, courageous

I-statements to evoke empathy and understanding

mindfulness, self-compassion, empathy


Notice stress rising

Relax and reset your brain

Reflect on what you are feeling and what you need

negotiation skills, leadership skills, leadership coaching


Ask powerful questions to reach core issues and needs Weave needs into a new problem to solve

emotional intelligence, active listening, communication


Listen actively to another's perspective and story

Identifying Wants vs Needs

forgiveness, soft skills, leadership development


Brainstorm creative and innovative solutions

Reality test solution to prevent future conflicts

Two Ways to Get Wiser Conflict 

Live Group Delivery

Ready to bring Wiser Conflict to your group? Book a call to get specific about customized delivery and packages to meet your needs. 

  • Live sessions in-person or via Zoom

  • Pre-training planning to customize content for your unique context

  • Post-training group problem-solving session to apply new skills

Asynchronous Online Course

Ready to get Wiser on your own?

Enroll Now and Start Today!

  • Six course modules with pre-recorded videos and self-paced activities

  • Pre-training coaching call to tap into your motivation and set goals 

  • Two private training sessions to process and integrate new information and skills

About the Wiser Conflict Course

Wiser Conflict is a practical, powerful, and innovative training program that brings emerging brain science and mindfulness practices to traditional conflict management skills. This training is designed to help overcome the typical challenges to putting collaboration and conflict skills to use by empowering you with compelling science and practical applications of mindfulness. You will learn:

  • Conflict theory

  • Empathy and communication skills

  • A five-step problem-solving process

  • Negotiation strategies

  • How to move from reactive conflict to proactive collaboration.

You’ll have the opportunity to practice and apply the concepts and skills through group discussion, individual reflection, skill-strengthening exercises and roleplays.

Five Steps of Wiser Conflict: 

PAUSE to ​​prepare yourself to engage in conflict wisely

LISTEN mindfully to really hear what others need

SPEAK your truth clearly, with kindness and courage

WEAVE  together the important needs of those involved

CONCUR on the best path forward and clarify agreements

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