Grand Valley: Navigating Negotiations and Conflict

Date and Time

Starts:05/05/2021 8:00 AM

Ends:05/05/2021 9:30 AM

Event Type: Webcast

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-members: $30 + HST


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

A negotiation is a conversation between individuals or groups that is used to reach an agreement. Human resources professionals are called upon to use negotiation skills in different types of situations on a regular basis. Balancing the interests of all parties involved and meeting interests and needs can be challenging. Whether you are involved in navigating difficult conversations about organizational change or working with a team to design a new work schedule this balancing act can be stressful. In this session, we will connect negotiation strategies to five conflict communication styles. With this greater awareness of negotiation and conflict styles, one can become more aware of how to bring your non-anxious presence into these conversations.

 In this interactive session, you will learn questions to ask that can identify underlying interests and needs in order build understanding and find path forward. The emphasis will be on transforming negotiations and improving relationships.


Guest Speaker: Rod Friesen

Rod is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with a Masters Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, and a certificate in conflict management and mediation. Rod many years of practical experience non-profit management and human resources to draw from. He has worked for the past 30 years in leadership roles within the various non-profit organizations. Since 2017, Rod has worked for the Mennonite Central Committee in the field of restorative justice where he uses his human resources background often along with his skills to build peace in various situations. A considerable amount of work Rod does now is working toward the successful reintegration of individuals that are leaving prison institutions. One new personal skill Rod has been working on this past year is learning watercolour painting.



8:00 am -Welcome, Speaker Presentation and Q&A

9:30 am -Event Concludes


Registration closes: Monday May 3, 2021 at 9:00 pm

Registration difficulties: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Anne Costabile at


During registration, please consider the donation option. Donated funds collected through this event registration will be equally divided between Indspire and Black Youth Helpline, preferred charities identified by HRPA members in a recent survey.