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Liverpool John Moores students learn how to resolve conflict in business

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Students from Liverpool John Moores with Ian Templeman and and Mary Smyth, Operation Manager at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Training Ltd.

Over 100 students on our university-level Start-Up Programme took part in a workshop focusing on Conflict Resolution and Management, delivered by Royal Sun Alliance and the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce at Liverpool John Moores University

The students enjoyed the session, with one saying: “I’m studying Business and PR and LJMU. Today’s session was very helpful and enjoyable. It was interesting to learn I’m a ‘fox’ in the Thomas Kilmann Conflich Model!”

Ian Templeman, Head of UK ER/IR and Policy at RSA said: “Part of being a responsible company is investing in the communities we operate in and draw our employees, customers and shareholders from.”

Mary Smyth, Operations Manager at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce said: “We know that universities are often the lifeblood of the local economy and it is a pleasure to be working with local universities to drive innovation and employment. As higher education enters a new era, it is crucial that SME’s work with universities to help them to cement their position as vital parts of their local, as well as national economy.

“Businesses recognise that universities have changed their culture over the past 10 years to be more commercial and business savvy- there are a wealth of opportunities that are available and both businesses and universities are adapting to reflect that.

“Liverpool Chamber of Commerce are delighted to be part of this work and would encourage businesses to work closely with our universities because they contain some of the best brains in the country. They are a wonderful national and local asset.”