Managing Incivility and Conflict in Political Discussions at Work

June 26th, 10am Pst / 1pm est

SHRM Recertification Provider


Have your employees been having discussions about their favorite candidates for the upcoming election or conflict amongst countries? Your workforce is bound to have varying opinions around the issues our nation is facing, which inherently creates a higher risk of conflict and disrespectful behavior. Politics can evoke strong emotions and political discussions in the workplace can become problematic. We recognize how conversations around politics can escalate and want to give you everything you need to perpetuate positive, respectful behavior in your workplace. Join this webinar to manage employee behavior and diffuse incivility during these politically charged times.

At the end of the webinar, attendees will:

  • Implement an effective training program around civil behavior
  • Coach managers to foster a civil workplace and address negative behavior 
  • Identify strategies for diffusing tense situations and mediating conflict 
  • Create a positive workplace culture where employees thrive
  • Prepare for the aftermath of what might become a tumultuous post-election work environment


Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the Founder & CEO of Civility Partners, Inc., a strategic organizational development firm focused on helping organizations create respectful workplace cultures and specializing in turning around toxic cultures. Civility Partners’ clients range from Fortune 500’s to small businesses across many industries. She assists organizations in building positive cultures. 

Catherine is a TEDx speaker and an HR thought-leader who has appeared in such venues as CNN, NPR, and many other national news outlets as an expert. She’s an award-winning speaker, author, and blogger, and has 50+ courses reaching global audiences on LinkedIn Learning.

Bob Berk, PhD

Bob Berk, PhD is our Facilitator and Mediation Consultant. He specializes in capacity-building for individuals and organizations and has a background in education leadership and a PhD in Leadership and Policy Studies.

Bob has trained various sectors, from education to biotech, and is skilled at resolving seemingly insurmountable conflicts. He is most passionate about working in conflict resolution through mediation, facilitative dialogues and/or restorative conversations, coaching individuals and teams, and training topics around trust, high performing teams, feedback, and leadership.