Last week I tackled the topic of conflict and civility in fraternities and sororities. I addressed a few ways a chapter can engage in conflict and make it part of the standards of behavior expected from its members. In summary, a chapter needs to invest as much time in teaching its members what conflict should look and sound like as it does when training new and old members on other important member behavior. This week I’ll continue to explore this topic, introducing strategies on how to engage in conflict that makes our work better. I’ll introduce a couple of ways to ask your members to disagree that helps refine the outcome of your decisions. And I’ll connect the idea of conflict with civility with the concept of congruence.
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For Memorial Day 2019, I will not have a scheduled post for you as I will be travelling to New York City for a speaking engagement. I hope that everyone who reads the blog has a restful, reflective, and relaxing
Do you know how to use conflict to get your group members to consensus? How do you use disagreements to reinforce the standards and values of the organization, without ending up in endless fights? In other words, how do you help your members understand the importance of controversy with civility?
Decision making is a critical skill for all students to know upon completing their degree. What are strategies for helping students become better decision makers in college? I share how to use club advising as one way!
How do you help members, at all levels, understand the importance of living the values in ways that match the intentions of the founders and the chapter? How do you reinforce the positive behaviors while holding people accountable for behaviors that violate the values of the organization? In other words, how do you help your members understand the importance of congruence?