Dealing with the normal stress of the holidays can be enough to handle. Then add those annoyances and disruptions you have to deal with in your neighborhood…loud holiday parties, cars blocking roads and your driveway, those bright holiday lights and decorations. All invading your peace and quiet. The holidays can bring people together just as equally as they can erupt into full blown holiday mayhem. Pattie and Stephen will discuss strategies to keep neighbor conflict at bay and help you manage your triggers to those nuisances you cannot control.
Pattie Porter, LCSW, AAP is the President of Conflict Connections®, Inc. Pattie has worked extensively in the dispute resolution field for nearly 20 years. Pattie is a licensed clinical social worker and holds the Advanced Practitioner-Workplace Mediator designation from the Assoc. for Conflict Resolution, the Credentialed Distinguished Mediator from the TX Mediator Credentialing Assoc., and the CINERGY® certified advanced conflict coach and coach-mentor. She is a current faculty member in the graduate dispute resolution program at Southern Methodist Univ. in Plano, TX.
Stephen Kotev is a Washington D.C. based conflict resolution consultant offering mediation, negotiation, conflict analysis, facilitation, training and somatic education to private and government clients. He holds a MS degree from George Mason Univ. School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. He is a former employee of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Resolution and the D.C. Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency as an ADR Specialist.
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