9 February 2022

Developing strategic approaches to conflict management: a discussion hosted by the Centre for Decent Work

An online workshop organised by the PrOPEL hub and Sheffield University Management School.

Conflict in the workplace. A man has his head on the table. Two women are seated and talking. One woman is stood up with papers in her hand and arguing.

On 8 March 2022, the Centre for Decent Work will host a session discussing how organisations can build an integrated conflict management system. The event will be hosted by Professor Richard Saundry from the University of Westminster, and Professor Paul Latreille, Gill Dix and Dr Denise Currie will speak at the event.

Professor Richard Saundry is one of the UK's leading academics, focusing on authority on the management of discipline, grievance and workplace conflict. Professor Paul Latreille is a Head of the Work, Employment and Organisations subject group at Sheffield University Management School. His main area of expertise concerns individual workplace conflict and its management and resolution. Gill Dix is the Head of Workplace Policy at Acas where she leads on public policy analysis and Acas' strategic position on the world of work. Dr Denise Currie is a Senior Lecturer in Management at Queen's Management School, Belfast. Her specific research interests include conflict management, partnering and collaboration and, more recently, diversity and inclusion.

A growing body of research highlights the organisational benefits of developing more strategic approaches to the management and resolution of workplace conflict. This event, run in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, will look at key design components and explore the potential challenges that organisations may face in embedding such strategic approaches.

This is an open event that all are welcome to attend. It will be hosted online by the Centre for Decent Work at 12pm on Tuesday 8 March 2022.

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