Introduction to Conflict Management e-course

This ABCFP module is an introduction to conflict management.


The purpose is to prepare you to better understand and manage conflict in your professional life. This, in turn, will help you to meet your professional obligations under the Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct, specifically Standard 2: Independence, Standard 5: Integrity, and Standard 8: Professionalism.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • describe professional roles and responsibilities when engaging with conflict in professional forestry;
  • articulate how personal values, life experiences, and culture affects perspectives in conflict;
  • explain what conflict is and how it occurs in a system;
  • situate yourself and your role within a conflict system;
  • describe the use of dialogue as a conflict management strategy;
  • apply the concept of reflective practice to continuous professional development in the areaof conflict management;
  • develop a continuing professional development plan for conflict skills.

This e-course takes about six hours to complete and was developed by Cynthia Lu, RPF, P.Ag, and John Cathro, RPF,  in collaboration with Casey Macaulay, MA, RPF, ABCFP registrar and director of act compliance, and Troy Lee, BSc.F, MA, ABCFP manager, member competence and engagement.

(Note: Upon signing up for an ABCFP e-course, you will receive two emails: the first confirming your registration; the second with a link to the learning materials. Links to the e-course materials can also be found under the E-Course Registrations tab on your Manage My Account page.)



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