Reframing Resolution: Managing Individual Workplace Conflict, Seminar 6

Location: University of Westminster, London
Date: 6 September 2013
Theme: Managing conflict and resolving disputes - synthesising research, practice and policy

This seminar is an ESRC research seminar, find out about our other research seminars.

Seminar details

This is the sixth seminar in a six seminar series, key note speakers include:

  • David Lipsky, Anne Evans Estabrook Professor of Dispute Resolution, Cornell University
  • John Forth, Principal Research Fellow, National Institute for Economic and Social Research
  • Ed Sweeney, Chair, Acas

Panellists include:

  • Prof. Nick Bacon, Cass Business School
  • Prof. Greg Bamber, Monash University
  • Rob Blackburn, Kingston University, London
  • Pete Burgess , University of Greenwich
  • Andy Cook, Employee Relations Institute
  • Joe Dromey, IPA
  • Dr Tony Dundon, NUI Galway
  • Mike Emmott, CIPD
  • Kim Frost, Director of Human Resources, University of London
  • Katherine Graham, CMP
  • Prof. Charlie Irvine, University of Strathclyde
  • Michael Mealing, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
  • Sarah Messenger, Local Government Association
  • Pete Monaghan, Acas
  • Gillian Morris, Matrix Chambers
  • Ian Moss, Citizens Advice
  • Kieran Mulvey, Labour relations commission
  • Jeff Neild, EEf
  • Stephen Overell, independent writer and commentator
  • Ben Patrick, UNISON
  • Matthew Percival, CBI
  • John Purcell, University of Warwick
  • Hannah Reed, TUC
  • Bill Roche, University College Dublin
  • Professor Ron Seeber, Cornell University
  • Anna Shields, Consensio
  • Sarah Veale, TUC
  • Bill Wells, BIS

Currently there are concerns surrounding the perceived increase in individual workplace conflict. Conflict resolution has become a crucial issue for policymakers and practitioners.

This seminar series brings together academic researchers to explore innovative conceptual approaches and new empirical data in relation to workplace dispute resolution and the management of conflict.

The series is supported by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS); Acas; Confederation of British Industry (CBI); Trades Union Congress (TUC); British Chambers of Commerce (BCC); the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a number of mediation providers (CMP Resolutions, Consensio Partners and the TCM Group).

It will also draw on the experiences of practitioners and policymakers to share knowledge and identify new approaches to conflict management and resolution.

The seminars will develop new theoretical insights into individual workplace conflict. They will also examine the way in which organisations manage conflict, enabling best practice to be shared.

The potential of alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation will be assessed to facilitate learning. Furthermore, international speakers will offer insights into different practices. The series aims to contribute to policy and practice, define a future research agenda and develop new networks.

This is the first time in the UK that academics, practitioners and policymakers will be encouraged to come together to discuss individual workplace conflict and resolution.

Seminar schedule

Further information

Further information on the University of Central Lancashire website.