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Teams in conflict - an organisational problem?

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Are you keen to improve how you work with teams in conflict in your organisation and open to looking at the issues from a new perspective?

Are you interested in enhancing your existing coaching and mediation skills to include new ways of working with conflict?

If the answer to both of the above is yes, then this interactive workshop is right for you.


Managing conflict in teams can be extremely time consuming, as well as impacting negatively on staff morale and patient care.

Evidence suggests that requests for mediation and conflict resolution are on the increase, and are proving to be a significant drain on resources. 

The aim of this session is to give senior HR professionals an opportunity to explore team conflict in a wider organisational context, offering a new and different way of thinking about what can often feel like entrenched and difficult issues.

The session will aim to increase awareness and enable HR professionals to support teams to build their capability to achieve team and organisational goals.

Session outline

  • Overview of a systems-analytic approach to managing conflict in teams     
  • Thinking about teams in conflict using a systems-analytic approach

Case study - live example

By using a live and current case generated by a member of the group we will demonstrate this approach.  This unique experiential learning will provide an in depth consultation on a challenging case, as well as providing a valuable learning experience for the whole group bringing out themes relevant to many team conflict situations.

Themes and learning points

The final part of the session will examine the implications for you, as senior HR staff. It will explore different ways of managing these complex and challenging pieces of work.  In so doing, participants will be invited to think differently and use different approaches to identify possible causes of team conflict. The learning will equip participants to manage expectations and propose solutions around how conflict can be resolved.

Target audience

Senior and experienced HR and OD professionals in roles where they are in a position to identify teams experiencing conflict and proactively support the development of these teams within the organisation.  

This session will be particularly useful for participants who already have some experience of using coaching or mediation skills in their work with teams and managers.


  • Bev Thomas - Principal Consultant and Health Lead

    Bev has worked as an Organisational Consultant for 18 years, across the sectors. She has expertise in team development and facilitation, and in particular, working with multidisciplinary teams and management groups on leadership.
  • Robyn Vesey – Organisational Consultant

    Robyn is interested in the relational realities of organisational life to gain a picture of the informal organisation, both the parts that help and hinder the achievement of crucial work aims. She has a doctoral degree in psychology and has worked in clinical and managerial roles in the National Health Service.


We are expecting this sessions to fill up very quickly and there are a limited number of spaces, to avoid disappointment, please register your attendance. Please note you can register up to four participants, should you wish to attend this event with your colleagues. 

We look forward to seeing you at the event. 

To register your place, please follow this link. 

Important Links

London HPMA Academy
Tavistock Consulting

Please note: This is a free event, however we have a £100 cancellation fee if you cancel within 7 days of the event. Please feel free to send a replacement if you can’t come.


20th, October 2015 9:30 AM   through   12:30 PM
Tavistock Centre
Garden Wing
120 Belsize Road

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