Managing Conflict During (and After) Non-profit Mergers and Collaborations

In today’s environment, many non-profits are called on to strategically collaborate, or merge, in order to continue to fulfill their mission, serve their clients and have an even greater impact. While these collaborations and mergers can be in the best interest of a non-profit’s fiscal health and ability to thrive, they can spark conflict, tension and misunderstanding among staff, board and constituents.

Takeaways:
-The top three causes of conflict during mergers/collaborations and how to avoid them
-How to manage conflict to surface deeper issues, concerns and understanding
-A step by step process for successfully manage the three C’s of collaboration and merger: communication, conflict and culture

Claudette Rowley, MSW, CPCC partners with executives and teams to improve performance. She is an executive coach and organizational development consultant, and an expert in helping individuals and organizations resolve conflict, build teams, and communicate more effectively. Since 2000, she has coached and consulted internationally, guiding professionals, corporations and non-profits through collaborative, strengths-based strategic planning, team building and leadership development processes.
Claudette is an experienced Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Core Values Index and Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument practitioner and facilitates individual and team development using the instruments. She specializes in teaching and training people to develop the self-awareness, perspectives and skills to communicate, resolve conflict and lead successfully.
Author of the book Embrace Your Brilliance: How to Align Yourself with Your Unique Potential and co-author of the book A Guide to Getting It: A Clear, Compelling Vision, her articles have been published in hundreds of online and print publications.
Prior to launching her coaching and consulting company MetaVoice, Inc. in 2000, Claudette worked in the public and private sectors, specializing in leadership and program development. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan, a certification from the Coaches Training Institute, and the Professional Certified Coach credential through the International Coach Federation. She has completed additional training in organizational development, conflict resolution, mediation and relationship systems coaching.

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