Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM CST
Add to Calendar 


320 N Damen, D100
Chicago, IL 60612

Driving Directions 


Merly Thomas 
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago 

Presented by the Illinois SBDC at ICNC


Healthy Conflict in the Workplace 

Workshop Overview:

Conflict occurs daily in business life. When committed people work together toward an important vision or goal, there is invariably conflict. The way conflict is resolved can make a big difference in how employees, customers, and owners feel about the individuals and the organization. From this workshop, you will learn:

1) What is healthy conflict?
2) How does healthy conflict help your organization with customers and employees?
3) How to solve conflict between individuals in a way that allows them to express their frustration while working to strengthen relationships and move forward in a constructive manner.

We’ll begin promptly and pastries and coffee will be served!


Speaker Details:

John Doherty, Cultivate AdvisorsWith over 25 years of experience as a business owner, John understands and is empathetic to the struggles and challenges that owners face, especially when managing conflict in the workplace. John spent his career in financial derivatives trading where he built trading teams in an ultra-competitive and volatile environment where leadership, communication and fast decision making was vital to the success of his teams. He also has experience overseeing 150 employees in 5 different locations.



The Illinois Small Business Development Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at (312)433-2373 or (312)421-3941.