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A Conversation about Conflict

From the Summer 2017 Issue

An event, Thursday, July 13 at Columbia Bank Community Room

Got conflict? If you’re a human being, yes, there’s going to be conflict at some time in your life. Groups, communities and – especially in our politically divided times – local, state and national governments must work through disputes and conflicts. But is it possible to deal with conflict in healthy and productive ways?
Achieving that balance will be the subject of a talk by international mediator Kenneth Cloke in “A Conversation about Conflict: What Causes It, What it Means and How to Handle it Better,” coming Thursday, July 13. His talk will be held at the Columbia Bank Community Room, 5:30-7 p.m. It’s free and open to everyone and is sponsored by Sandpoint Magazine and 88.5 KRFY Community Radio.
“We all experience conflicts throughout our lives, but do not spend enough time figuring out what causes them, what they mean, and how to handle them better,” said Cloke. “Yet in recent years, much has been learned about conflict resolution, giving rise to new methods of communication and techniques that can help us understand our conflicts better and become more skillful in the ways we handle them.”

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