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WS08 – Positive Ways to Deal with Negative Behavior

June 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


If you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener. However, even gardeners have to eventually return to the real world where we interact with all kinds of people. Happy and unhappy. Angry and frustrated. This workshop is designed to help you deal with friends, family, officemates, even the people you meet while volunteering who exhibit negative behavior. You’ll learn:

  • How and why emotions such as anger and frustration impact behavior.
  • Two techniques for successfully diffusing interpersonal conflict.

This interactive workshop includes helpful practice-as-you-learn exercises.


Length: 2 hours

Max participants: 25


Douglas County Kansas Extension Master Gardener Diane Oakes launched a successful second career in conflict management after retiring as CEO from the Kaw Valley Girl Scout Council. Today, she teaches co-parenting and mediates parental disputes while overseeing the Douglas County Domestic Mediation Program she helped found. Her credentials include being a Kansas State Supreme Court-approved court mediator and a graduate of the Wharton School of Business Executive Leadership Program.


June 19, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Diane Oakes