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Your School and Confronting Conflict

Managing Adult Relationships in the School Community

Some workplace conflict is inevitable and has the potential to undermine some of the key fundamentals to a positive working environment. However, there are ways and means to minimise or reduce workplace conflict and to even turn it around into a positive experience.

The National Centre for Leadership and Innovation (NCLI), supported by IPPN, presents Your School and Confronting Conflict seminar. This seminar will promote a change in culture by enabling school leaders to embrace conflict, recognise that it is going to happen and give you the necessary skills to manage it should it occur. This seminar will develop effective conflict management skills and equip you with the practical knowledge you need to deal confidently with any conflict that may arise within your school community. You will leave with practical solutions to real workplace problems.

What are the benefits of attending?

  • Obtain a heightened awareness of your own personal conflict management style.
  • Provide a proactive approach to managing, resolving and changing conflict.
  • Develop techniques to deal with conflict in an informal but structured way.
  • Become more self-confident when raising or dealing with sensitive issues with staff members.
  • Enhance your own personal development through reflective practice.
  • Advance awareness of the positive value of conflict.
  • Increased knowledge on how to understand and control your own biases.

Who should attend?

  • Principals
  • Deputy Principals
  • Other School Leaders
  • Board of Management members
  • Board Chairpersons
  • Parents Association representatives.

When and where?

Saturday, 28th February 2015 in the Clare Education Centre, Clare
Time – 9.30am to 3.30pm, registration begins at 8.30am


A charge of €90 per person is applicable. Fee includes event registration, refreshments, a light lunch and seminar notes.

To book a place –

Testimonials from previous events

“This was an outstanding seminar delivered in such an engaging manner. It was highly practical and immediately applicable in the workplace. Thank you for providing us with this opportunity.”

“Excellent day, very worthwhile and practical.”

“Inspiring – more than just CPD, a great day.”

“An exceptional day presenting. Going away with a full toolbox!”

“Excellent, thank you. Well worth giving up a Saturday for.”

“Excellent opportunity to explore conflict resolution and all practical advice.”

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NCLI Leadership Award

NCLI Leadership Award will be announced at IPPN Conference 2015 on Friday, 30th January. The award will be presented by the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan.