Conflict Management and Support Resources

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Early intervention in a situation is key. It is much easier on you to find a resolution through discussion rather than wait until it is serious enough to merit formal intervention. Unless the situation is particularly egregious, you should always start by seeking informal resolution first.

Informal resolutions include seeking information and advice from third parties, speaking with your supervisor, the supervisor above them, and finding support for yourself. Formal resolution is when you have exhausted your other options, or if the situation concerns safety or illegality.

These resources also include preventative measures such as training resources and important mental health resources as well.