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    Paradigm, Physiology, and Patterns: Overcoming Barriers to Conflict Resolution

    Date: May 8, 2013, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
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    This presentation will provide an overview of the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC), and the three P's that serve as barriers to effective communication and conflict resolution; Paradigm, Physiology, and Patterns.

    • Through the Paradigm lens we will explore the framework in which we approach conflict;
    • Through Physiology we'll look at how our instinctual biological responses to conflict and neuroscience can help us understand our behaviors;
    • Through Patterns we'll touch on unproductive behaviors that we can replace with productive responses to help us approach conflict in healthier ways. 

    About the Presenter: Moonwater, Executive Director, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

    An experienced mediator, facilitator, and trainer, Moonwater has a BA in Psychology from Whitman College and an MPA from Seattle University, where she specialized in nonprofit management. Moonwater most recently served as President of Resolution Washington, the statewide association of dispute resolution centers. She is a past member of Whatcom County's Law and Justice Council, board member of the Washington Mediation Association and adjunct lecturer for the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University.  In 2011 she was appointed to the Secretary of State's Charities Advisory Council and for the past 8 years she has served as the Executive Director of the Whatcom Dispute Resolution, a nonprofit organization that provides conflict prevention and intervention services.

    This program has been generously sponsored by: Saturna Capital. For the full bio, please click here

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    FOOD4TOTS - Spring 2013 Food Drive. Team up with the Mt Baker Chapter of SHRM to reach our goal of donating 200 food items for infants and young children to the Bellingham Food Bank. If you can kindly bring your donation to our upcoming luncheon/program on May 8th, it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Thank you for your support.


    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

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    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.

    This program is pre-approved for 1 HRCI recertification credit.

    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

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