Conflict Dynamics Profiling utilises the Conflict Dynamics Profile assessment tools developed by the Centre for Conflict Dynamics in Eckerd College,Florida, to assess conflict behaviours and triggers. The purpose of doing this is to provide clients with a powerful way to improve their self-awareness of what triggers them into conflict in the workplace and once triggered, how they respond, both constructively and destructively. The ultimate aim of this process is to enable clients to develop their constructive responses which enable them to resolve and manage conflict with greater efficiency and to become conflict competent.
The assessment is completed online. It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Once it is scored, a comprehensive feedback report is provided together with a detailed Development Guide. This provides the individual with information on the items that have been measured and practical suggestions about how they can change or alter their behaviour to deal with conflict more effectively.
It is recommended that the best way to utilise this assessment is to do so as part of the conflict management coaching process. The coach can provide additional knowledge and understanding of the CDP in a way that encourages the development of new practical solutions and strategies to the resolution of a given conflict or the development of a new approach to dealing with conflict generally.