Walter Brennan after dinner speaker specialises in after dinner speeches concerning issues around workplace violence and conflict. He spent 23 years in the NHS working at Ashworth Hospital in Liverpool. This was the home of Ian Brady and some of Britain’s most dangerous and violent men and women. Working as a boxing journalist for the Liverpool Daily Post Walter Brennan has written more than 60 articles on violence, conflict and sport. He is recognised as one of the country’s leading experts on violence within the workplace.
Here we have an expert witness in the field of workplace violence who speaks nationally and internationally on the subject. This pioneer of the ‘2 Minute Risk Assessment’ and ‘ The Morale Audit’ has appeared on TV and national and local radio, being recognised as one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining speakers in the country.
An advisor with the Department of Health, he has presented workshops and training days on subjects ranging from ‘Bullying in the Workplace’, ‘Working with Psychopaths’, ‘Leadership’ and ‘Dealing with Difficult People’. Conflict management is the process of limiting the negative aspects of conflict while increasing the positive aspects of conflict. The aim of conflict management is to enhance learning and group outcomes, including effectiveness or performance in an organisational setting.
Properly managed conflict can improve group outcomes. Conflict resolution involves the reduction, elimination, or termination of all forms and types of conflict. Five styles for conflict management, as identified by Thomas and Kilmann, are: competing, compromising, collaborating, avoiding and accommodating. Businesses can benefit from appropriate types and levels of conflict. That is the aim of conflict management and not the aim of conflict resolution. Conflict management does not imply conflict resolution. (Wikipedia)