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october, 2016

19oct11:30 am1:30 pmConflict Resolution Day - A Conflict ExperimentJoin us October 19th over your lunch break!

Event Details

Got Workplace Conflict?  You are not the only one.

To mark Conflict Resolution day on October 19th, The Workplace Fairness Institute will host an event in the Lobby of the National Energy Board at 517 10th Avenue SW from 11:30 to 1:30.  Stop by our table on your lunch break and take part in our experiment to explore the causes of and solutions to workplace conflict through our highly interactive display. Are you a conflict collaborator?  Join the discussion!

“I often work between meetings in common areas of the downtown core.  I hear many employee conversations focused on conflict in the workplace and wonder how much time is spent on these issues and the resulting inefficiencies in organizational performance” comments an employee in Calgary.

Conflict Resolution Day was started in 2005 by the Association for Conflict Resolution in the United States to raise public awareness of creative and peaceful means of resolving conflict and now groups around the world hold events to mark Conflict Resolution Day.  Conflict Resolution Day is held on the third Thursday in October every year.

The Workplace Fairness Institute (WFI) is a Canadian company focused on affecting organizational culture through collaboration, communication and proactivity in managing conflict. Workplace Fairness recognizes that equity of concern and respect for each employee when managing conflict influences employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, change management, productive working relationships, efficiency and innovation, health and wellness and the organization’s reputation.

Rather than adopting traditional approaches to solving workplace complaints, such as taking disciplinary action or hoping the issue will simply go away, the WFI offers employers and employees a way forward. Their goal is to prevent existing workplace fairness issues from triggering a costly fall out that affects productivity, employee engagement and company culture.  It’s a sentiment echoed by Blaine Donais, President and Founder of WFI: “Businesses can’t afford to let workplace fairness issues create long-standing problems within their organization: the WFI is here to get employers and employees on the same page when it comes to mutual respect, trust and productivity.”

 Michelle Phaneuf and Marjorie Munroe are the Alberta Co-Directors of Workplace Fairness West ( and have been spreading the concepts of Workplace Fairness in Alberta for the past five years.  They are both Chartered Mediators and Organizational Ombuds.  Marjorie and Michelle use their skills in conflict resolution, mediation, facilitation, training and conflict coaching to support organizations to manage conflict and develop conflict resolution systems to enhance organizational culture.



(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 1:30 pm MST


Lobby of the National Energy Board

517 10th Avenue SW , Calgary Alberta