Department & Team
Spark The Discussion in your department to enhance collaborative communication practices, prevent destructive conflict, and help leaders engage the entire workforce. Learn More
Evolve Your Conflict Management.
Conflict Is Inevitable! But mismanaged conflict is a drain on employees, leadership, and business processes. Take the first step and contact Spark The Discussion to see how we can help your business.
Reduce Organizational Difficulties
Percentage of organizational difficulties stemming from strained relationships between employees and management.
Save Managers Time
Percentage of time managers spent dealing with workplace conflicts. This is roughly 1 to 2 days a week.
Reduce Legal Costs
Percentage of litigation costs saved by adopting conflict resolution practices, allowing your company to use attorneys more wisely.
Who Works With Spark?
Because Spark The Discussion focuses on the “process of communication,” we help clients in very diverse industries. We’ve worked with military and law enforcement organizations, Fortune 100 companies, and universities, as well as clients in construction, healthcare, financial services, and energy.
I recently had the opportunity to attend Dr. Schaefer’s leadership workshop that was arranged through my company (Ameren). The workshop provided excellent insight into leadership, communication and conflict management. Most interestingly, Dr. Schaefer made us realize the correlation between leadership and conflict management and how communication can play a key role in bridging the two traits together through a well defined process.Vijay Gade
Zach knows the business of facilitation and communication. Having participated in a recent facilitation training course led by Zach, I found the exercises to be stimulating and interesting. More importantly, what Zach brings to the table are methods and techniques you can immediately put to work in your business – large or small.Jay Clary
In a recent PMO summit we invited Dr. Schaefer to train our PMO team on Conflict Resolution and Conflict Management. The workshop was interactive, interesting and included group activities that led to dynamic conversations. I would highly recommend Dr. Schaefer’s training classes to any organization that is looking to enhance team performance and effective communication.Sigal Dor, MBA, PMP
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Who Are You Working With?
Spark The Discussion uses the Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment to objectify workplace behaviors so you can predict the drives and motivations of others, be a better manager, and communicate more effectively. The PI Behavioral Assessment is a highly effective, yet simple, science-based assessment. In other words, its backed by science.
Curious about how easy it is, or how well it works?