Whether in the workplace or your day-to-day life, conflict is inevitable. It occurs between individuals who care about a particular matter, but have opposing views. As professionals, and Leaders, caring about your asset, team, and or budget is part of your livelihood. It is understandable that when one encounters opposition, the immediate reaction would be one of anxiousness, frustration or even anger. Instead of backing away from these uncomfortable feelings and avoiding the conflict, this class aims to have you engage, constructively!
Tools and techniques will be provided on how to control your reaction, get to the root cause of the problem and determine an acceptable solution going forward. To avoid conflict in your professional roles as engineers and geoscientists is to fail.
This two-hour workshop will be broken into four parts, with case studies and working groups to cover:
- Learning how to respect conflict
- Identifying the source of the conflict
- Responding to the conflict
- Finding your solution
Joanna Shea has over 15 years of experience in the natural resource sector. In this time, she has led over $1B worth of transactions related to acquisitions, divestment's and contract negotiations. Ms. Shea has managed capital projects worth over $700MM in total and is a seasoned veteran of commercial negotiations, conflict management and establishing long lasting, critical relationships with players in the natural resource industry in Western Canada and the Governments of Alberta and British Columbia. She has led teams of upwards of 90 people, managed, and developed major assets in the energy sector, all the way from permitting through to production and reclamation.
Ms. Shea has served as both Director and President of both professional and volunteer organizations across Canada, whereby her primary objective was to provide educational opportunities to members, lobby Federal and Provincial Governments on topics pertinent to its members, and, most importantly, help members build and expand their personal and professional networks.
In addition to running 3P Energy Consultants, Ms. Shea currently manages the only natural gas storage reservoir in all of British Columbia for FortisBC Midstream Inc. and volunteers with Dress for Success Vancouver.