The last year has brought more than its fair share of conflicts to our organizations and world. The dramatic pandemic response, remote work and diversity and equity have required us to be more aware and inclusive in the ways we address conflict.
Join Chris Fitz from Advoz - a Lancaster non-profit for Mediation & Restorative Practices and Becky Becker SPHR, SCP from Work4Accord,LLC as we introduce three pillars – attitudes, skills, and structures – that can empower you to help build a healthy workplace.
This promises to be an interactive and engaging event in which we will actively discover:
1. Conflict awareness - Healthy vs. Unhealthy
- Restorative Justice triangle
- Structure of Conflict Resolution
- Restorative Practice Culture - Social Discipline Window
2. Communication behavior – Babbling game
3. Group facilitation structure - Circle Process
If you work to improve KSAs around effective communication, empathy or better listening skills, please attend.
Chris Fitz has studied and worked in conflict resolution, restorative justice and organizational management for 25 years, most recently as Director of Strategic Initiatives at Advoz: Mediation & Restorative Practices (Lancaster, PA). In this role he directs community partnerships and trainings to increase alternatives to punitive justice systems by police, judges, schools and other institutions. He specializes in improvisational arts approaches to conflict resolution and teaches in Elizabethtown College’s School of Public Service as an adjunct professor.
Chris earned an M.A. in International Peace & Development Studies at James I University in Castellon, Spain and B.A. from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. A native of York County, you can find him cycling, dancing or making music, often with his wife and two children around Marietta, PA.
Becky Becker, SPHR, SCP is a national as speaker and trainer for Human Resources and Payroll Law topics. In 2017, with 18 years of experience, Becky started her own consulting company Work4Accord, LLC to focus on innovate workplace solutions that reduce conflict, mitigate risk and increase employee engagement. From 2017 until March 2020 Becky conducted training in 43 states, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. With the Pandemic, Becky continues to train virtually and since “quarantine” has had students from all 50 states and Canada. In 2020 she was a featured speaker for the Manufacturers’ Association of South Central PA for their ongoing series on COVID-19 Workplace preparedness. In addition, she consults for area clients on Employee Risk Management and HR Issues.
Becky holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) and a SHRM-SCP (Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional) Designation.
She has taught as an adjunct professor at Penn-State York. She is the 2010 York SHRM HR Professional of the year and a past York SHRM President.
Since her May 2020 “COVID” wedding, she lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her husband Thom, a 15 year old Pomeranian Tiki and the newly adopted cat named Sasha.