Elisabeth Seaman in conversation with Acterra's Michael Closson

Thursday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.

Conflict - The Unexpected Gift: Making the Most of Disputes in Life and Work

Conflict is a natural dimension of human interactions, but these standoffs don’t need to create a lifetime of hurt and anger. This book is intended to help people of all ages develop conflict-resolution skills. Each chapter offers concrete steps for learning a new way to communicate that helps people resolve conflicts and build more viable relationships with family members, friends, acquaintances, and other people with whom they interact.

Since 1982, Elisabeth Seaman has mediated with individuals and groups to help them reach mutually satisfactory resolutions to their conflicts. She is on the roster of mediators for the Superior Courts of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, and she presents communication skills in workshops and seminars related to conflict management, diversity, and violence prevention.

Michael Closson, executive director of Acterra, places special emphasis on environmental programs that provide hands-on learning opportunities and inspire people to take action for positive change in their communities and beyond.


Event date: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park