A3 Seminar

Dee Wernette

Argonne National Laboratory (Retired)

“Identifying and Improving Conflict Resolution Styles”

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 11:00 – 12:00

Argonne Guest House



Dr. Wernette has spent many years studying the nature of conflict and its resolution, beginning with his studies at the U. of Michigan where he earned a Ph.D. in sociology with a dissertation on political conflict and violence.  While at Argonne, he developed and led a workshop on public involvement and conflict management for DOE and DOD staff.  He has also served as a professor at Lewis U. where he taught courses on the sociology of conflict.


Conflicts are something we all face in our daily lives.  The presentation will take the form of a workshop (participation optional) that will use 30 questions to help participants identify their most frequent and/or preferred styles for handling conflict situations.  The advantages and disadvantages of each style will be discussed and situations best suited to each strategy will be identified.

Lunch:  A plated lunch will be available immediately following the presentation.  The menu choices include:  pasta, salads, and various sandwiches for $14/person including beverage, service charge and sales tax.

Future Topics:

November 14, 2018 – Dr. Don Hillebrand will give a presentation on “Disruptions in Mobility – Will it Happen?”

December 19, 2018 – Holiday Luncheon

The seminar is open to all current and retired employees and members of the public. Non-employees will require a gate pass. If you plan to attend, please contact Dave Livengood at livey11197@aol.com and let him know if you will attend the presentation only or the presentation & lunch. Angie McKay at amckay@anl.gov will arrange for gate passes.

Contact A3: acubed@argonnealumniassociation.org