Conflict affects each and every one of us and is often more painful and more prevalent with those that are close to us. The Enneagram is a powerful tool to help us work through conflict in a constructive and compassionate way. During this session, we will touch upon conflict management theory to set the stage for the deeper discussion of how our Enneagram types play into this. By the end of this talk you will understand:

Key principles of conflict management theory

Specific beliefs and behaviors that contribute to constructive and destructive conflict resolution

How our type gets us into and keeps us embedded in conflict

How we can use the strengths, skills, and gifts of our type to unhook from and constructively manage conflict

Curt Micka, J.D., has been a practicing mediator since 1987. He has mediated disputes for businesses, divorcing couples, community organizations, school districts, arts organizations, neighbors, government agencies, and others. He also offers training for individuals and organizations to learn constructive conflict management skills. Curt has also been a student of the Enneagram since 1998 and has studied with a variety of Enneagram teachers.

Curt Micka


2008 IEA Global Conference

Atlanta, Georgia, USA