Events  |  May 22, 2019

Navigating conflict & Tough Conversations in Agriculture

Stressful times in agriculture can trigger bad news and difficult conversations. Fortunately, these situations don’t have to be uncomfortable or unproductive. Learn ways to prepare yourself for smoother interactions that will lead to better outcomes for everyone.

This free, 3-hour workshop offers strategies and tips you can use to bring your best self forward to the tough talks ahead, and precautions to keep yourself safe in highly charged situations.


Lenders, mediators, agency staff, clergy, educators, farmers, veterinarians, social service providers, and other agricultural advisors and businesspeople.

2019 DATES  (all sessions run 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon)                                                                               

June 18, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Community & Technical College

June 19, Thief River Falls, Northland Community and Technical College

June 20, Duluth, Lake Superior College

July 8, Marshall, Minnesota West Community & Technical College

July 9, Faribault, South Central College

July 10, St. Cloud, Saint Cloud Technical & Community College


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  • Reduce personal anxiety and fear about interpersonal conflict.
  • Understand how self-awareness and group dynamics contribute to successful outcomes.
  • Recognize the importance of using framing and reflecting techniques in discussion.
  • Explore the connection between conflict and change.
  • Learn precautions you can take to keep yourself safe at work – both in and outside your office.