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Conflict Resolution and Collaboration Series

How to deal with conflict among neighbors, suggestions on responding, have your voice heard, and finding common ground.

The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) wants to support neighborhood leaders with quality information and training in the important ongoing mission of “Creating Community Together.” Leaders play a central role to develop associations that are inclusive of people with different views and have a respectful climate that encourages positive relationships within the neighborhood. Of course, the flip side of positive relationships can mean conflict.

Building Trust as a Leader

Watch for opportunities to develop a working level of trust with others in your association and your neighborhood. How can you apply these proven principles for increasing trust?

Building Consensus

Learn how your association can have the quality, respectful discussions necessary to speak with ‘one voice’ by building consensus.

Turn Dispute into a Deal

Learn how your association can have the quality, respectful discussions necessary to speak with ‘one voice’ by using principled negotiation to turn the dispute into a deal.

Preventing Polarization in your Association

All the skills of communication, conflict resolution, and collaboration are ways to prevent conflict from escalating into polarization which divides a community. However, it is important to pay attention for warning signs because polarization can be so damaging.