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Unlock Your Jedi Skills to Constructively Deal with Drama (PEAK Mideast)

Does the thought of confrontation make you squirm? If so, you’re not alone, but avoiding conflict can result in missing opportunities for growth, creativity, and work that is more sustainable and satisfying for ourselves, our teams, and our communities. Join PEAK Mideast for an hour of facilitated discussion and resource sharing designed to build our understanding of and comfort with engaging in conflict and self-advocacy. This session will specifically focus on how to productively engage in difficult conversations within the workplace.

Over the course of this facilitated coffee hour, we’ll work to

  • uncover some of our own limiting beliefs about conflict and generate new perspectives;
  • understand our own emotional and physical responses to conflict and manage them using simple but powerful techniques;
  • develop skills and tactics for introducing new ideas in our organizations; and
  • strategize around how to successfully set appropriate and positive boundaries and expectations in the workplace, including navigating evolving roles and new possibilities for remote and hybrid work in our organizations.

All registered participants will also receive a list of resources, information, and suggested reading and listening to further explore this topic on their own and with their teams.


Maribeth Saleem-Tanner
Maribeth Saleem-Tanner
Executive Director
Community Food Initiatives

Maribeth is an expert in conflict transformation and has presented workshops and trainings to both student and professional audiences on a variety of topics, including effective team building and supervision, conflict resolution, community development, facilitation, and fundraising. She also contributed a chapter to Ethical Leadership: A Primer (2018, Edward Elgar Publishing). Maribeth currently serves as the executive director of Community Food Initiatives in Athens, Ohio.

See Maribeth’s LinkedIn profile to learn more.


Open and complimentary to all


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