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Course Name: Polarity Management: Overcoming Paradoxical Challenges at Work and in Life
Instructor: Melissa J. Miszkiewicz
Class Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Start Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: Butler Library 181B
Desired Prerequisite: None
Course Length: 1.5 Hours
Materials needed for class: None

What if the problem you are trying to solve is really a polarity? Polarities are dilemmas or paradoxes that have two or more right answers, which are interdependent. For example, if you were told a campus program needs to be structured and flexible, rather than employing traditional problem solving techniques to identify an “either/or” solution, you can use polarity management strategies to identify how to successfully make the program both structured and flexible.

Participants in this session will learn to distinguish a manageable polarity from a solvable problem, identify polarities, select a polarity and, using Barry Johnson’s framework, will map the polarity to a long-term resolution. Polarity management provides a new lens for framing and overcoming challenges in life, and in the workplace.

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