A Jumpstart Series: Leadership Begins With You

Conflict consists of stories and perceptions.

First is the “story” of what happened—“Just the facts, ma’am.” And then there are “stories” we tell each other about what happened. These are two very different things. So, in today’s highly divisive and diverse environment, how do leaders manage and resolve conflict to create an environment where we can each be successful and reach our goals?

Mallary Tytel, Ph.D., MBA, President and Founder of Healthy Workplaces, will answer many questions during her leadership series at the Federally Employed Women’s (FEW) National Training Program (NTP) in Columbus, Ohio, on July 10-14.

Dr. Tytel’s session, GETTING UNSTUCK: Simple Tools for Managing Complex Conflict Workshop, will be a highly interactive presentation identifying your personal and professional perspectives, introducing two new tools for recognizing and understanding the multiple “truths” in any situation, and providing ways to successfully move forward towards resolution. At the end of this interactive presentation, participants will be able to: (1) Identify hot button issues and potential sources of disputes. (2) Recognize the multiple “truths” in any situation. (3) Demonstrate and practice using two new tools for managing conflict, which can be used immediately.

Dr. Tytel is the former CEO of an international nonprofit behavioral health and human resource development corporation. She has served as a key advisor to senior-level civilian and military personnel within the U.S. Department of Defense and provided oversight for three Congressionally mandated pilot programs in 16 communities across the country. Tytel has delivered innovative leadership training programs in more than 40 communities worldwide.

GETTING UNSTUCK: Simple Tools for Managing Complex Conflict Workshop, will be held Monday, 7/10 from 2:45-4:00 P.M.  Register today; only 40 seats are available. (Not a member yet? Click here.)

FEW’s NTP offers more than 110 classes in five tracks that include professional development, office technology and administration, leadership and culture, employee experience, and mindfulness and wellness. All courses align with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Competencies (i.e. leading people, leading change, business acumen, result driven and building coalitions).

Register today for other courses with Dr. Tytel:

  • CREATING MEANINGFUL WORK: How Purpose Can Change Everything. Monday, 7/10 from 1:00-2:30 P.M. Register today—only 40 seats. (Not a member yet? Click here.) Employee engagement has long been an issue of contention in our workplaces; and recent upheavals in our workplaces and communities, health and well-being have left us with more questions than answers. More than “just paying the bills” do we truly feel a connection between what we do and our values, interests and moral compasses? This presentation will dive into the nature of meaningful work and how to effectively communicate, translate and promote your organization’s goals and vision to your team through what you do. It will also share action steps to support and maintain engagement and motivation for a healthy, productive and diverse work environment. (Leadership and Culture 1320)
  • STRETCH AND FOLD: Kneading a Strategy for Resilience. Tuesday, 7/11 from

9:30-10:45 A.M. Register today—only 40 seats. (Not a member yet? Click here.) The simplest and most familiar methods are often the most effective. For example, think about making bread, and how you stretch and fold the dough. If you don’t knead the bread, it breaks down; and there also must be a flexible structure holding the bread together in its shape. So, what does that mean in building resiliency in our organizations when every day brings a new challenge? This simple metaphor and powerful tool for leaders and planners, offers us cycles of learning and growing as we build strategies for our organization’s success, while meeting the needs of today and tomorrow. At the end of this interactive presentation participants will be able to: (1) Review the four basic components of organizational strategy. (2) Articulate and demonstrate the principles of stretch and fold as a path to resiliency. (3) Identify opportunities to apply strategic “stretch and fold: in their own teams, organizations and communities. (Leadership and Culture 1323)

  • SIMPLE RULES FOR ORGANIZATIONS: Getting Back to Basics. Wednesday, 7/12 from      8:00-9:15 A.M. Register today—only 36 seats. (Not a member yet? Click here.) How can you develop clear and sound options for action that help you to achieve success while making a difference for yourself and your team? With a short list of Simple Rules. Simple Rules are the organizational DNA that provide the framework for what you do and how you do it. They create the culture of your organization and the fundamental yardstick that enables you to do your work. They also exist whether you know them and agree with them or not. Do you know the simple rules in your organization? How do those rules support your own beliefs, values and priorities? Finally, how do the simple rules help you contribute effectively to your organization?

  • LEADERSHIP REBOOT 2023: Thriving Through Individual and Collaborative Success Today. Wednesday, 7/12 from 2:45–4:00 P.M. Register today—only 40 seats. (Not a member yet? Click here.) Sometimes, we get so caught up in old patterns and behaviors that we start to take our lives, our work, other people and situations for granted. Even after finishing a tough project or reaching a significant milestone, we can still feel stuck and stale. Not the same as stress or having a frustrating day at the office, there is a time when we need to reset ourselves to move forward with renewed clarity and motivation. It may be time for a Leadership Reboot. This presentation will start with a simple self-assessment, offer tips and tools to refresh your strengths and abilities and create a template to move forward with clarity and motivation.

FEW helps more than one million women in the military and civilian workforce become strategic leaders with its four-pillar program: training, legislation, diversity, and compliance. Since 1968, the nonprofit has advocated for equity and diversity for women. FEW works toward advancing women in government with cutting-edge training, nationwide networking and invaluable insight. For more information, please visit FEW.org.