The People You Meet
Watch the video assigned to this forum (link below). Then post a thread that synthesizes your response to the following questions:
- What 3 ideas can we glean from this conversation to advance how we engage potential or real conflict situations?
- How does each one help us to navigate conflict well?
- What biblical truth contributes to this conversation? Explain your choice.
Proper APA style is required when using in-text citations and documenting your resource(s).
Main Idea: Perspective matters. There are always multiple facets to every conflict. What you “see” impacts how you engage.
The nature of conflict has basic coordinates that are common to all difficult situations. It’s not easy to see, but there are “root issues” and resulting “root patterns” that—if identified—can help our ability to navigate conflict well. Our ability to understand our bias and the other perspectives in the conversation impacts the conflict process and outcome.
Mark Twain said to never have a battle of wits with an unarmed person. As we establish coordinates for handling crisis and conflict situations, we arm ourselves and prepare to engage for constructive outcomes.
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Identify the nature of conflict.
- Explain perspectives on conflict.
- Constructively evaluate your own personal conflict style.