Monday, January 10, 2011

January Monthly Luncheon

Conflict Resolution
by Christian Muntean
Executive Director, Beyond Boarders
Tuesday, January 11, Noon
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, 4721 Aircraft Drive

RSVP by Friday, January 7, to Nicole Knox, ITE Alaska Treasurer, at or 646-9647.

Cost is $15 for Alaska Section Members, $22 for unpaid Members & guests, and Free for students.

An RSVP is a monetary commitment on your behalf whether or not you attend. Substitutions welcome. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions with your RSVP.


1.      Welcome
a.      New Catering – let us know what you think
b.      Parking – please don’t park on the east side of the building
2.      Secretary Report - Rob
a.      Web Site/Blog/Facebook Status
3.      Treasurer’s Report – Nicole
4.      2011 Conference Update
a.      Local Area Committee – Joann or Anne
5.      SocialITE
a.      Adopt a family update- Colin
b.      Future events
6.      Other
a.      E-week activities – Nicole
b.      SWE E-week help – Melissa Mormilo
c.       IMSA Training
7.      Committees
8.      Membership
9.      Presentation – Karthik

Next meeting scheduled for February 1, 2011

Meeting Minutes

Officers Present:                  P Josh Cross – President
P Karthik Murugesan - Vice President
                                                            P Nicole Knox - Treasurer
                                                            P Robert DeVassie - Secretary
                                                            x Jennifer Satterfield - Past President

General Attendance:  45

Treasurer’s report: $7,240.07

ONGOING/Old Business:
  • Alaska ITE Blog
  • 2011 Conference Update (July 10-13)
  • Membership update, 66 members so far…target is 75.
  • Adopt a family update, raised $2k that went toward two families

New Business:
·        E-week is on Feb 20-26, 2011: schedule coming, need volunteers.
·        Traffic Signal Design training announcement
·        Next meeting scheduled for February 1, 2011


Presentation Title: Conflict Resolution Skills for the Workplace
Presented By: by Christian Muntean, M.A., Beyond Borders

Christian talked about the many different types of conflicts in the workplace and how it affects productivity.  Ways to understand conflict and some of its core issues.  Two kinds of conflict that was discussed were the Personal and Task; and were does conflict come from.  He was able to help the audience to understand conflict by having us looking at the flow of conflict from Desire, Demand, Judgments to Punishment.  Examples were given to give the audience something to relate too in the workplace, and how better to approach conflict when it presents itself.

The pause principle was discussed:
·        P – Prepare
·        A – Affirm relationship
·        U – Understand interests
·        S – Search for creative solutions
·        E – Evaluate options objectively and reasonably

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