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May Jolliffe

Collaborative Conflict Management for ECEs

I have been thinking lately about the incredible strengths of Early Childhood Educators in the context of conflict management. Their resilience, problem solving skills and their understanding of pedagogy are foundations supporting collaborative conflict management in the workplace. I have spent many years as an ECE and more recently as a conflict management practitioner specializing in supporting strong and resilient Early Years leaders and workplaces. Themes woven throughout my training… Read More »Collaborative Conflict Management for ECEs

Relationships are Key to Conflict Management

Managing conflict within work teams has been top of mind for me lately as I work on developing a course for Early Years Leaders on this topic. My learning challenges me to reflect on the many situations I have encountered in my career where conflict was managed well but more often, not managed at all. We know that conflict is not only inevitable but also an opportunity for creative thinking… Read More »Relationships are Key to Conflict Management

My Conflict Resolution Journey

You might wonder how a long time RECE ended up immersed in the world of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Well, I have always been interested in how teams work together and what makes them successful. Educators in Early Years programs have always worked in teams, some more successfully than others. My interest in team dynamics deepened during the implementation of Full Day Kindergarten as multiple teams from childcare and schools needed… Read More »My Conflict Resolution Journey