Conflict in human relationships, even good relationships, is inevitable both at home and in the workplace in New Zealand. Learning how to manage conflict is a key skill for anyone who works in a team, interfaces with customers or has a supervisory role.

The PD Training Conflict Resolution Training Course empowers participants with the techniques to identify the source of conflict, and then how to manage and resolve the issue quickly and with professionalism.

Attend a Conflict Resolution Training Class today, or have one of our professional trainers come to your workplace in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.

Please click on the Public Class tab below to view our Conflict Resolution course schedule by city or click the In-House Training tab to receive a free quote for courses delivered at your preferred location.

Your Learning Outcomes
Conflict Resolution Training Course

In this course participants will:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the sources, causes and types of conflict
  • Master all six phases of the conflict resolution process
  • Understand the five main approaches to conflict resolution
  • Learn to apply conflict resolution approaches 
  • Learn how to use parts of the conflict resolution process to recognise and prevent conflict before it escalates
  • Develop communication tools such as agreement frames and open questions
  • Learn practical anger and stress management techniques
Duration: 1.0 day course


Conflict Resolution Training Course Reviews:

"Good course, I gained some good insights into my current performance and how to improve in the future."

Accident Compensation Corporation

"Very knowledgeable trainer who expressed the course very well. Learnt a lot from the great content."

isite Media

"I learned a lot about myself actually, with regards to conflict management and I definitely found the course helpful and relevant....Thank you though, really well worth it."

"It made me more "self aware." I hope to apply these methods in all of my dealings with people, not necessarily just "negatively" associated conflict. I was interested in the "inner conflict" concept as I work mostly on my own - so making decisions at work, and resolving conflicts quickly so I can be more productive. It has given me tools and methods to deal with one difficult colleague in particular and has given me some confidence to deal with any potential conflict in the future with the colleague I find difficult. "

Mcdonald Real Estate Ltd


"Really useful and productive day - got through a lot in a limited time."

Life Unlimited


"Michael was a good presenter and knowledgeable on the topic with some very interesting case studies and actual experience he could share."

Enatel Ltd


"The facilitator was fantastic. I found her really engaging and knowledgeable about the course content."

"All of the course was great. I learnt so much about mediation and am better placed to deal with conflict between staff members, family or others."

"The facilitator did an amazing job to keep everyone on point and engaged through the day - and it was fun too - she did a great job and "made" the training relevant for the participants."

"I found the facilitator/trainer knew what she was talking about. I enjoyed the workshops we did to highlight what step/s we needed to take next. On the whole I will be using these techniques in situations that require it."

Maori Land Court (Moj)


"Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the entire course there are lot of things that every participant could take away with them in this course. I particularly wanted to implement the broken record in my work life, that was good. Vivienne was very good in providing examples."

Ricoh New Zealand Ltd.


"I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be on the course .I found it very useful!"



"I really enjoyed the course. When the trainer was teaching from the white board, i felt he engaged more and really got the message across. He was a very knowledgeable person, with a real passion for for what he does."

Below Zero Ltd t/a swittch


"Our trainer, towards the end of the lesson, touched on a different but related subject. She gave a brief introduction to assertiveness training. This small portion of the course highlighted for me how interlinked these two areas are, and how they should be taught together, or as a lesson one and lesson two option."

Airwork NZ Ltd


"Vivenne was a lovely person who brought something extra with her, her sense of humour and energy, which helped stay engaged all day."



"It was a great course to go on. I am sure to use the skills I learnt in future and to resolve any conflict before it is likely to happen."

Auldhouse Auckland


"Training was good and enjoyable.Good trainer.Very friendly."

Joanne Tuese


"I found the course to be useful and I certainly did pick up a couple of coping strategies that may help down the track."

B&N Properties


"I like the small group/class, you get to interact more. Great Trainer! Thank you."

Earthquake Commission


"Terry Williams was a great facilitator, very engaging and related very well to his audience. Identifying types of conflict styles and where to use them was very helpful."

Crockers Property Group


Course was relevant and delivered in a format that allowed all to contribute and relate.
Goldenwest Apprenticeships
I have been delighted with pd training with the construct and delivery of this course. pd training has assisted me every step of the way, with constructing an outline, preparing the team and building enthusiasm and with the most important follow-up after the course to keep motivation high. I am a raving fan and have been singing pd training's praises to other managers that I network with.
Anne was a great facilitator and handled the group very well. She was aware of the issues that we had and presented the course material in a very careful and structured manner. She was very observant of the reactions of the group. We will definitely ask for Anne at the next workshop.
The trainer was very attentive to all participants needs and wants. Also, very inclusive of all who participated. The training flowed constructively and the content very relevant to work conducted by our agency.
Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
Was really pleased to see the effort put into tailoring the course for a group of St John Ambulance personnel. The use of relevant examples certainly captivated the group and enabled them to interact without trying to work out the links between what the presenter said and what they know and understand of their job and its role.
St John Ambulance
Mike does a great job of engaging the whole team. Very enlightening and took plenty away with me to work with.
Anne was a great trainer and customised the course to our needs, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it. I would also attend other courses where Anne is the trainer.
I have been a training facilitator for many years and Annes energy and enthusiasm was inspiring and I honestly have to say, she is the best trainer I have experienced.
The view of conflict and the change in ones perception of conflict was useful in every day life. Well presented.
Integrated Chemical and Environmental Systems PL
I enjoyed the energy and professionalism with which that the topic was delivered. I learned a lot about me and my customers. And above all else time just went by. Thank you Kliment.
The Malthouse
Great course, well organised, well run & I felt I got a lot out of it...thanks =0)
Calvary Health Care ACT
This course put it all together for me - I now have the tools, the methodology and therefore the confidence to proactively assist my organisation in this area. Thank you to Ross, who really gives so much of himself in his presentations.
Calvary Health Care ACT
The trainer gave lots of tips on how to handle stress and emotions. She was also very knowledgeable about her subject and used the real situations of participants to show how theories could be applied to any situation being it corporate or on a lower level dealing with person to person situations. he course was most beneficial.
Swinburne University

Course Outline
Conflict Resolution Training Course

Download Conflict Resolution Training Course Outline


Conflict is the result of people having differing needs, opinions, expectations and importantly different perspectives in New Zealand. The reality of conflict is that in any human relationship it is inevitable, but if handled well, conflict provides a powerful avenue for significant growth. 

Conflict resolution involves recognising and managing the particular conflict. This is an essential part of building emotional intelligence and nurturing relationships. Poorly handled conflict can affect both the employees and the clients, thereby impacting the company’s bottom-line. To maintain your competitive advantage, you need the entire organisation to focus on developing conflict resolution strategies to quickly and effectively resolve conflict, while building trust and commitment with clients and colleagues. 

This Conflict Resolution Training Course provides techniques for individuals in an organisation to resolve workplace conflict and build a common understanding and framework for working through challenging conflict situations. We have, after much research, decided to focus on the Win-Win Approach using the three critical skills of conflict resolution – Negotiation, Assertiveness and Persuasion. These skills will enable the participants to develop conflict resolution strategies for quickly and effectively recognising, resolving and preventing conflict in any situation.


Conflict Resolution Training Course - Lesson 1
Conflict – is it all bad?
  • Welcome
  • What do we mean by Conflict?
  • The Basis of Conflict
  • Reflection
Conflict Resolution Training Course - Lesson 2
Understanding Your Response to Conflict
  • The Learning Dimension Profile
  • The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI)
  • Reflection
Conflict Resolution Training Course - Lesson 3
What makes up conflict?
  • From Wince to Scream
  • Filters
  • Emotions and Conflict
  • Reflection
Conflict Resolution Training Course - Lesson 4
How Managers Can Add to Conflict
  • Micromanagement
  • Poor Understanding
  • Vague Expectations
  • Setting Poor Standards
  • Reflection
Conflict Resolution Training Course - Lesson 5
Resolving Conflict Between Others
  • Planning and Setting up a Meeting
  • Running a Mediation Meeting
  • Negotiating a Solution
  • Developing an Agreement
  • Reflection
Conflict Resolution Training Course - Lesson 6
When Conflict Involves You
  • Conflict Mapping
  • Having a Balanced View
  • Overcoming Resistance to Meet
  • During the Meeting
  • Reflection
Conflict Resolution Training Course - Lesson 7
Implementing Agreements
  • Paying Attention
  • Follow-up Meetings
  • Reflection
Conflict Resolution Training Course - Lesson 8
  • Create an Action Plan

In-House Training We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context

Live Online or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.

We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

live online & hybrid

We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

A hybrid class is with some people dialling in, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

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At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

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More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

Public Class Dates for
Conflict Resolution Training Course


  • Time: 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
  • Prices excl. GST
  • Lunch and refreshments included
  • Pay on Invoice or by Credit Card


  • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
  • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)


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Auldhouse Computer Training, Three Lamps , 338 Ponsonby Road Ponsonby NZ 1011
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Auldhouse, JacksonStone House, , Level 8, 11 Hunter Street Wellington NZ 6011
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Auldhouse, 13 Stanley Street, Sydenham Christchurch NZ 8023
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On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience and 7 years training experience.

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We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

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If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.

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