Conflict and Personalities – How to Engage Challenging People and Situations Workshop

Thursday September 21st, 2023 // 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm // Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center, Mineral Hall FG

Early Registration$200.00
Standard Registration (after July 15)$225.00
Student Registration$125.00

Fee includes lunch and materials.


What if you had a specific method for engaging in conflict or other challenging situations? You can, and this workshop will teach you a variety of principles and strategies for boosting your confidence when you need it most. Taught by John M. Collins, the author of four books and one of the most well-known and sought-after speakers in forensic science, you will learn to use your analytical mind to understand and engage more effectively with people who you may find especially difficult to deal with.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the psychological factors that drive conflict
  • Learn to conduct a situational analysis
  • Know the types of pathological personalities and how they can be neutralized
  • Apply a specific method for leaning into conflict like a pro
  • Understand how to leverage your unique strengths to deal with difficult situations more effectively


Intended Audience:

Any experienced forensic science professional or forensic science manager. Preferably attendees with at least 2 years of experience.


John CollinsChair

Expertise Coach, Facilitator, and Author

John Collins is a leadership and expertise coach, facilitator, and author of 3 books on forensic science. His fourth book, The New Superior, was published in 2022.  John specializes in helping people, teams, and organizations in authoritative, high-responsibility occupations requiring high levels of expertise. About half of John’s clients work in forensic science.

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