Ann Rosser Headlines Women in Construction Session at SMACNA Convention

Discussion will center on using collaborative communication to resolve conflicts.

  Ann Rosser

Ann Rosser, Principal with Finding Resolution Consulting out of Arlington, VA, will headline the Women in Construction panel at the 2022 SMACNA Convention.

Rosser’s session “Handling Conflict with Collaborative Communication” is designed to assist leaders in handling conflict. Too often, conflict festers. When left unresolved or erupting into a “fight,” conflict only magnifies. When not resolved appropriately, there is no growth for the individual or the organization.

Most conflicts are avoidable, but that’s not how it feels at the time. Leaders are too invested, exhausted, and distracted to address the root cause. Because of this, signals that would help them navigate the situation are missed.

By the end of this session, attendees will learn techniques that will assist in surfacing issues, creating connections, and transforming these painful conflict scenarios into opportunities to problem-solve collaboratively.

Key Learning Takeaways:

  1. Identify listening blocks to help you become better at spotting underlying issues.
  2. Learn to use validation techniques to shift a conflict situation into problem-solving mode.
  3. Use simple phrases to frame disagreements constructively.

Rosser is a leadership development consultant, certified coach, mediator, and facilitator with over 20 years of executive experience in improving the performance of organizations and individuals. Her focus is on improved and courageous communication to enable clients to address conflict and adapt to change.

Ann is a credentialed coach by the International Coach Federation, a certified mediator (Supreme Court of Virginia), and a Gallup Strengths Coach. 

She is a graduate of Leadership Arlington, an active member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, a former board member of the Northern Virginia Mediation Service, and a past Vice President of the Womens’ Alliance for Financial Education.