Concurrent Session III (A): The Value of Confrontation
Presenter: Rev. Katherine Elberfeld, President & Founder
Mark Elberfeld, Communications Coordinator
Description: Conflict, confrontation, and collaboration are necessary for healthy decision-making. In this workshop, examine the many possible roots of conflict and learn the servant-leader’s approach to productive confrontation. Practice collaboration in an activity designed to elicit conflict and power dynamics. Address these themes to yield a beneficial outcome while capitalizing on the rich potential of a diverse team.
Sharpen the tools that help you put good decisions to work:
· Courage. Learn productive approaches to managing conflict and confrontation.
· Clarity. Identify your preferred method of decision-making.
· Diversity. Draw on the strengths of others.
· Foresight. Reflect on the experience of practicing collaboration to support your future decision-making.
Concurrent Session III (B):
Building a Disaster Resilient Community
through Service Everyday
Presenter: Robby Westbrook, Director of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Description: Historically, following disaster citizens have volunteered spontaneously to render assistance and almost instinctively converge on the affected areas. These volunteers often are unaffiliated with any organized response organization and have little or no training related to disaster. This mass convergence of spontaneous volunteers often slow the response and recovery phases and do more harm than good. Since people are naturally moved to help, how can we better utilize these well meaning individuals? What if the community was engaged in organized service to those in need prior to a disaster? This presentation will explore building a disaster resilient community through everyday service to the community and those in need.