Approaches to Managing Conflict Within Community Life

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Those living in religious communities must be prepared at times to have difficult conversations with each other in order to bring forward the voices, opinions, feelings, and ideas to generate solutions that manage conflict, which is what we call our reaction to unmet needs. 

In this webinar, Fr. Quinn Conners, O.Carm., PhD, will explore the skills and approaches community members need to effectively respond to conflict. A discussion of congregational culture, common sources of conflict, styles of managing conflict, and practical tools for engaging in uncomfortable or difficult conversations will be included.

Quinn R. Conners, O.Carm., PhD

Co-Director of Novices

Brandsma Priory

Fr. Quinn R. Conners, O.Carm., PhD, is a Carmelite of the PCM (Chicago) Province and a licensed clinical psychologist. He recently returned to Brandsma Priory as Co-Director of Novices. Previously, he served his province as Prior and Director of Formation at Whitefriars Hall in Washington, DC (1983-1990, 2007-2012, 2016-2021), Director of Novices (2004-2007), and Provincial (1990-1996). He was part of the clinical staff at Saint Luke Institute (1997-2004) and served as Associate Director of Clinical Services there (2012-2017). He holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary and is an adjunct faculty member at The Catholic University of America. He has also served as Principal of Mt. Carmel High School in Los Angeles and as a psychotherapist, spiritual director, and part-time faculty member at the Washington Theological Union. Fr. Conners has presented workshops nationally and internationally in the areas of psychology and spirituality, sexuality, vocational discernment, and issues in the first five years of ministry.

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