Resolve Conflicts with Effective Problem Solving – HR Meeting January 11

Posted on January 2, 2018 By

Most people do not like conflicts. Attendees of the monthly meeting of JSAHR (The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources), open to the public, will learn the skills of effective conflict management Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., at the Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J. 

The workshop, based on the principles of the “Win-Win” process popularized by the Harvard Negotiation Project, will help attendees resolve differences and disputes in a constructive way, and gain skills that can be used immediately in a variety of disagreements and conflicts between individuals, and among departments and organizations.

The registration fee, including a full buffet breakfast, is $30.00 for JSAHR members; $40.00 for nonmembers; $25.00 for guests and those in-transition, and $10.00 for full-time students. Sponsorship for this meeting is still available.

Register online at or email or call Christine Higgins, JSAHR chapter administrator, at 732-701-7155. 

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Platinum Excel award winner of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.) This program is pending one (1) SHRM and one (1) HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit.

About the Speakers: Steve Gardiner is president of Gardiner Associates, a management development firm that specializes in leadership development, conflict resolution, team performance improvement, change management, and “rapid coaching.” Previously, Gardiner spent 13 years at Purdue Pharma, overseeing management and organizational development. He also worked for International Paper/Champion International for 17 years where he designed and delivered Interest Based Problem Solving workshops to joint union-management groups.

With conflict resolution credentials from Harvard, Cornell, and Eckerd College and a Masters in Conflict Resolution, Gardiner has extensive experience in teaching mutual gains problem solving and mediating interpersonal/interdepartmental disputes.