01 Conflic Resolution: Styles of Handling Conflict


  • Students will develop personal and group problem solving skills.
  • Students will learn about the conflict resolution process.
  • Students will learn different styles of handling conflict.
  • Students will recognize conflict as a reality of group work.
  • Students will identify and implement a series of techniques in dealing with conflict inside and outside their clubs.
  • Students will discuss their family dynamics.
  • Students will understand the importance of parent-child relationships and will enhance problem solving skills.


Conflict is inevitable in groups. Conflict can occur when two parties are working towards the same goal and generally want the same outcome, or when both parties want a very different settlement. negative. Conflict is necessary to avoid traps like groupthink. A leader should even encourage conflict, but then a leader should also know how to resolve it. Throughout situations of conflict among people, the leader usually assumes the role of a mediator. This occurs because the leader has acquired conflict resolution skills.

  • View and study the YouTube video: Five Styles of Conflict Management

  • We define conflict as a disagreement through which the parties involved perceive a threat to their needs, interests or concerns. How we think and respond to conflicts is also important.
  • Download and read the handout “Styles of Handling Conflicts”  and discuss the varied styles on how people handle conflict.
  • Think about how you would characterize your own conflict resolution style.
  • Once you have identified your conflict resolution style, study the strategies to improve your conflict-resolution practices by studying the Handout Strategies to Improve Conflict Practices.