Conflict is a natural part of life and will happen to almost everyone at some point, CCPD Officer Kirk Stowers told students and staff at a conflict resolution workshop Nov. 30 in the White Library. Knowing that conflict is inevitable, he also presented a step-by-step plan on how to resolve it.
Stowers used his own experiences in the field of law enforcement as well as hypothetical situations that could arise to showcase how one would resolve the conflict without escalating the situation.
The workshop had attendees at every table, with dozens of students and staff attending.
“All of us have conflict in our own personal lives so it sounded like a good thing to do, conflict resolution,” said Melody Laurence, who attended the workshop.
Jacob Quintamia said he is no stranger to conflict.
“It (conflict) happened in my past and I’ve always wanted to resolve the conflict before it ever escalates again,” Quintamia said.
Christine Lamb, an instructor of student success, put together the workshop.
“I’m planning on trying to bring another speaker in for next semester … I plan to have a series,” she said.