Upcoming Events

  • CONFLICT RESOLUTION –  Tuesday, 16 January 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMCreative Lab, Halifax Central Library
    Halifax NS

Conflict is like air. It is all around us and unavoidable. The impact of unresolved conflict affects us all, in our personal lives and in the workplace. Dealing with conflicts effectively makes good sense from both a human resource and a financial perspective. Those who are in a position of support, guidance or leadership, must find creative methods to help themselves and those around them. Doing so can be challenging and uncomfortable. However, when done early and effectively, it results in a healthier work environment and reduces the impact of an unhealthy workplace (ie. stress-related absenteeism) as well as the cost and collateral damage of adversarial processes. Part of the challenge is to find an approach to both: resolve the situation effectively and keep the relationship intact. This one day workshop will provide participants with a practical and powerful approach to dealing with conflicts effectively. Participants will leave with: basic knowledge, skills,techniques, and some experience in using a world-renowned process called “ Interest Based Negotiation (IBN)” to deal with any situation. Resolution begins with us. Here we can begin a journey to creating a better and more respectful existence.

Draft Agenda

  • Intros &Expectations
  • De-mystifying Conflict
  • What it is, Causes, etc.
  • Attitudes and Concepts
  • Self Awareness: Conflict Handling Modes (Thomas-Kilmann Survey)
  • Helpful Strategies
  • Communication
  • Skills & Practice
  • Intro to IBN (Interest Based Negotiation, The Collaborative Model)
  • Group Case Study and Role Plays
  • Wrap up & Evaluation

*Refreshments & lunch are included in registration*Facilitated by Michael Edward Petitpas. Michael is currently the Owner of Clear Resolutions, Conflict Management Services and Senior ADR Practitioner (Mediator) at the Conflict Resolution Centre, DND Atlantic Region Halifax.He has a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from the University of Prince Edward Island.

He also holds the following certifications:- Teaching Negotiation in Corporations, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.- Conflict Coaching: (Cinergy, Cinnie Noble)- Taming the Abrasive Manager: Exec. Coaching: The Boss Whisperer Institute:- Transformative Justice Australia Group Processes, Vancouver- Group Intervention and Circle Healing Processes, Ottawa- Instructional Techniques for Classroom Instructors and Facilitators, T& D Canada

Michael integrates powerful lessons from personal and professional experience with proven techniques in his interactive workshops. He engages participants in experiential learning activities including case studies, role plays, and discussions that create deep connections and impacts.


  • Cannabis Legalization: What Every CEO Needs to Know – March 1, 2017

This Lunch & Learn would be presented at various locations of the Nova Scotia Community College including the Leeds Street Campus, Halifax.

This Lunch and Learn session is designed for Senior Leaders and will provide an opportunity for Senior Leaders to network / liaise with each other on a topic relevant to all Nova Scotia organizations. The session will be presented by Brian Johnston, Q.C. and Rick Dunlop, Partners at Stewart McKelvey and will allow opportunities for questions.

As every Charter Signatory has committed to have engagement from Senior Leaders on at least one occasion each year (along with the Annual Fall Conference), we kindly ask you to register now.

To assist in the growth of the Nova Scotia Health and Safety Leadership Charter, each Senior Leader is asked / tasked to invite one of their business partners who has not yet become a Charter Signatory to attend; it is only through your collective efforts that this initiative can grow and increase its relevance to Nova Scotia organizations.


  • Save the Date – HCHRSC AGM will be held on June 12th, 2018


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