Bridging the Divide: Conflict Resolution in Public Finance
Public finance often involves conflict. Conflict can actually be good if it leads to discussion and participation from diverse stakeholders. However, it can also be common that when resources are scarce, tensions can run high, especially in our increasingly polarized society. Public finance officers must have a means for addressing conflict, quickly and effectively. At this session, we will discuss two very different methods of conflict resolution that GFOA has field-tested over the past year. You will come away with practical, actionable ideas for how you can address conflicts in your own organization.
Senior Director of Research, Constructive Dialogue Institute
Accounting Manager, WaterOne
Chief Financial Officer/Board Secretary, Upper Moreland School District, PA
President, RadicalxChange Foundation