Conflict resolution

Resolving conflict and promoting a respectful and collaborative workplace: An interactive guide for leaders



This resource for conflict resolution guides managers and leaders through a process of resolving conflict and promoting a respectful and collaborative workplace. Managers and Leaders are key to conflict resolution and the interactive guide provides leaders with the relevant knowledge and skills to identify conflict early and work to assist in the resolution of conflict.

These resources have been developed to assist in the implementation and support of the improvements made to The University of Newcastle – Respectful and Collaborative program.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the benefits of early intervention in conflict resolution
  • Understand the leaders role in the stages of conflict resolution and how conflict can be escalated
  • Develop leadership skills to manage conflict resolution effectively within teams
  • Review various conflict scenarios that can potentially occur and establish the best approach to dealing with conflict situations, e.g. knowing what to do or what to say.

Target audience

The interactive guide is aimed at supervisors, managers and leaders who manage staff across the University.

Video Resources

Throughout the PDF conflict resolution guide are links to view supplementary videos.

You can also view each video by clicking on the image below - you will be prompted to enter your Uni-ID to begin playback.

  • Video 1: Conflict video 01 icon
    Meeting the employee for the first time
  • Video 3: Conflict video 03 icon
    Facilitated discussion
  • Video 5: Conflict video 05 icon
    Advising the employee subject to the complaint
  • Video 2: Conflict video 02 icon
    Coaching to use the self help pathway
  • Video 4: Conflict video 04 icon
    Talking with the employee when they want to make a formal complaint

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