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

High-Stakes Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach at Critical Victories

John Collins is a High-Stakes Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach at Critical Victories, a company he founded to help people, teams, and organizations thrive in high-pressure environments where perfection is an expectation and failure is a ticket out the door.  He is also among the most respected forensic experts in the United States, recently publishing his first book on leadership and management in forensic science, which was released by Academic Press just last month. 

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