Mindset First: How To Achieve Conflict Transformation

September 25, 2018

WNCC hosts the Arbinger Institute
Tuesday, October 23  ::  
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Six Locations Available! 
(See below)

All clergy and laity are invited!
$10 Registration Fee includes lunch
Sponsored by the WNCC Leadership Development Team

People and organizations achieve results by maximizing the extent to which they work with an “outward mindset,” taking into account their impact on others and focusing on the needs of the organization as a whole. 
This event will help individuals and teams move from the default self-focus of an "inward mindset” (which invites resistance and conflict) to the mission-focus of an outward mindset. 
Participants will be given tools to: 
  1. Be self-aware of their own mindset and its impact on themselves, others, and the higher mission
  2. Improve their influence as a leader even with those who are resistant 
  3. Locate, address, and transform conflicts
  4. Re-conceive their work in ways that are more productive and helpful
The leader of this workshop is Mike Merchant. Mike Merchant is a senior consultant for the Arbinger Institute.  Since 1993, Mike has facilitated workshops and keynote addresses for organizations internationally on the topics of leadership, performance improvement, strategic planning, and interpersonal relationships.  Michael is also the president of ANASAZI Foundation, a non-profit and nationally accredited behavioral healthcare provider for youth, young adults, and their families. 

Mike will be presenting "live" at our primary location at St. Luke's UMC in Hickory.  Satellite locations will live-stream the presentation, with interactive activities taking place real-time with fellow participants at each location.  

"Live" Primary Location:
  • St. Luke’s UMC in Hickory (Catawba Valley District)
Satellite Locations (live-streamed, in-person activities):
  • Boone UMC in Boone (Appalachian District)
  • First UMC in Norwood (Uwharrie District)
  • The Foundation for Evangelism at Lake Junaluska (Smoky Mountain District)
  • Hinton Rural Life Center in Hayesville (Smoky Mountain District)
  • Leaksville UMC in Eden (Northern Piedmont District)

Registration has now closed at our satellite locations.  Registration for St. Luke's UMC in Hickory will close at end-of-day on Thursday, October 18. 

If you would still like to join us, please bring your own lunch.


An offering of the Leadership Development Team of WNCC, re-investing local church apportionment dollars into Western North Carolina leaders
Leadership Leadership Development