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Build to Last: How to Navigate and Deal with Conflict


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Welcome to the final part, part 4, of the Build to Last workshop series.

From improving our mindsets and inviting calm to learning about theme days, time blocking, and calendar creation to our previous episode: building a culture of excellence, it has been a transformational experience.

In today’s episode, I share tips on inner team conflicts and understanding how to navigate these conflicts.

As directors and owners, we spend an average of 4 hours a day fielding interruptions and navigating conflicts with teachers.

How do we understand, show up and navigate conflict while discerning that different types of conflict require different solutions without getting overwhelmed?


In a nutshell, we talk about:

  • Types of interchain conflict and understanding how to navigate them
  • How to hold your staff accountable without being overwhelmed
  • Avoiding hints and encouraging the use of direct, clear, and kind approaches to conflict resolution
  • The 6 key  performance assessments 
  • How to show up in difficult conversations
  • Important strategies for navigating conflicts with confidence and grace
  • More about our flagship programs the Director’s Inner Circle & Owners Only HQ

…and so much more!


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More about the show:

If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life.

Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.

In addition to weekly solo episodes, she’ll also be inviting industry leaders and the changing makers of the landscape of education to give listeners the inside knowledge of what it takes to sustain excellence.

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