On some level, conflict is an unavoidable part of any workplace - it’s tough enough for groups of people to always get along, even when the stresses of work aren’t involved. But how we choose to handle that conflict can factor hugely in the success of the team and in our own happiness.
In this interactive event, our panel will discuss conflict that they have personally faced and how they handled it (even if not always perfectly or even well). We’ll invite the audience to chime in via chat with their questions or to share situations that they are facing/have faced. In the end, we hope that everyone will leave with new techniques that we use to resolve our conflicts.
Shannon is a swiss-army-knife who has worked in all things from project management to product management and basically everything in-between. She is an entrepreneur at heart who loves to dive into the tough questions. This has led her down many paths of conflict, and she hopes this panel will allow her to share a little of what she has learned in her trial-by-fire professional life.
Christina Aldan is a TEDx speaker, trainer, and digital advertising consultant whose boutique agency, LG Designs, offers businesses brand consulting and creative content for everyday media. She currently serves as Marketing Coordinator for Starmark1 and has sat on state and local boards supporting women in tech, entrepreneurship and children with learning disabilities.
Tara Z. Manicsic is a lifelong student, teacher and maker from Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently she is a Developer Advocate for Progress creating applications, tutorials, webinars and speaking at conferences around the world. Tara has founded and co-directs the Cincinnati chapter of Women Who Code and NodeSchool non-profit organizations.
Brian is the founder of Certified Fresh Events. A regular author and speaker, Brian spends his days working for Progress Software as a Developer Programs Manager on the Developer Relations Team. When he isn’t at work (or running events), Brian spends his time at the gym or playing video games.