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Release: March 24, 1999

UI Center for Organizational Effectiveness sponsors management seminars

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Center for Organizational Effectiveness in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business is sponsoring seminars April 6 and 13 to help managers create success and learn through a participatory leadership style.

Participants in "Managing Conflict and Disagreement" will learn about using conflict to create success. The seminar will focus on the concept that conflict is not necessarily detrimental to the workplace and that, in fact, it can contribute to a successful and innovative environment. Topics to be discussed include recognizing and identifying phases of the conflict cycle, developing a reflective and collaborative mind-set within the organization, and identifying strategies for dealing with conflict.

The seminar will be led by Sue Dallam, the director of the Office of Management and Business Development in the Tippie College of Business. Dallam is co-author of the award-winning audio course, "How to Recognize and Reward Employees."

The program is designed for individuals working at all levels who want to become more skilled in conflict management techniques to achieve positive results.

"Managing Conflict and Disagreement" will be April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room S401 in the Pappajohn Business Building. The registration deadline is April 1.

"The 21st Century Manager: Skills and Competencies" will examine changes facing managers in the next century. The focus of the seminar will be on the shift from a management style that emphasizes command and control to one that is a more participative.

Objectives of the program include learning new skills to coach, motivate and retain employees of the future and identifying threats to organizational effectiveness. Managers and human resource professionals are encouraged to attend.

Jude P. West, a UI professor of management and organizations and director of the Center for Organizational Effectiveness, will lead the seminar. West has worked as a consultant with manufacturing, financial, public sector and health organizations.

"The 21st Century Manager: Skills and Competencies" will be April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room W401 of the Pappajohn Business Building. The registration deadline is April 8.

The registration fee for each seminar is $240 per person, or $210 for two or more people from the same organization. To enroll, call Barbara Bruse at (319) 335-1012.