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Reflect on the course content and the interaction with the other participants in this module. Think about what you have learned. What is God teaching you? What will you do about it? Download the Conflict Management Journal Entry Form below. Compose a journal entry that addresses the following:

  • Discuss your preferred conflict management style. Include personal accounts, reasons or examples to support your conclusion.
  • Discuss your weakest conflict management style. Include personal accounts, reasons and/or examples to support your conclusion.
  • Develop a plan that will promote your development in the area of conflict management.
    • Review The Essential Guide to Writing SMART Goals as needed.
    • Establish at least one strategic goal that will strengthen your weakest conflict management style and meets the smart goal criteria. The goal should be able to be accomplished during the next year, and it should promote your development as a Christian leader. (Note: Be sure to write your goal in one sentence and that all the SMART criteria are met in that one sentence. Example: I am going to read one book a month on children and/or family ministry over the next 12 months and take notes to develop a vision and framework for our children’s ministry.)
    • Explain how this goal will be achieved by identifying key measurable activities that will help you become a more effective and godly leader in this area (Questions that you might want to ask yourself are: What learning opportunities are available? What will you commit to learning in order to become a better leader in this area? What will you subscribe to or buy? What conferences or training classes will you attend?)
    • Describe how you will know that you have made progress toward your goal and how you will know when you have achieved it.
    • Include reasons why you selected this goal.
    • Describe how development in this area will benefit you and your ministry in the future. Be specific.

Be sure to refer to the journal rubric Рfound in the Grading Policies and Information section of the course Рbefore composing and submitting your entry. Provide substantial interaction between your thoughts and the course content. Referencing course content and/or other resources is required. (Minimum Рthree references) Use the CMI citation guide Рfound in the Course Planning Documents section of the course Рto properly cite your sources. This journal entry should be 600 Р800 words. Careful reflection upon the course content as it relates to you personally and insightful construction of this journal article will help you as you meet with your mentor and develop your Personal Leadership Development Plan.

Once you have completed your journal entry form, save it on your computer and submit it using the Assignments block below. This needs to be submitted by Monday at 11:55 PM Central Time.