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Dr. Lisa Yamagata-Lynch Gives CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on Feb. 12

Dr. Lisa Yamagata-Lynch,  University Ombudsperson for the Office of Ombuds Services, University of Tennessee, will present the CURENT Power and Energy Seminar Series (ECE 496 and 691) on Friday, February 12 from 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm. The seminar will be available via ZOOM. The ZOOM link will be sent to CURENT students and faculty through email. Contact Wendy if you need a link.

Presenter: Dr. Lisa Yamagata-Lynch University Ombudsperson for the Office of Ombuds Services, University of Tennessee

Title: Understanding and Addressing Academic/Workplace Conflict

Summary: Have you ever been in conflict and had to do something about it? To make it worse, did the conflict become confusing and unclear, leaving you unsure of what you could do about it? You are not alone!

In this session, Dr. Yamagata-Lynch will help participants gain an understanding of why conflict situations make them feel so uncomfortable and learn how to take advantage of communication strategies designed to address conflict. Topics include psychological safety, understanding conflict, and communication strategies for addressing conflict.

Bio: Dr. Lisa Yamagata-Lynch is the University Ombudsperson for the Office of Ombuds Services at the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville and serves faculty, staff, and graduate students. She is a Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner® (CO-OP). She is a certified trainer in VitalSmarts Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability. Additionally, she is a Tennessee Rule 31 General Civil Mediator. As a faculty Lisa holds the rank of Professor in the Educational Psychology and Counseling Department. She received her doctoral degree from Indiana University in Educational Psychology as well as Instructional Systems Technology. She has experience in developing and growing revenue generating online programs. Lisa has served in several leadership roles as a program coordinator, director of graduate studies, as well as an academic department associate head. She has been involved in diversity, engagement, and inclusion at UT through her leadership in the Commission for Women and as a contributing member in various diversity initiatives. Lisa’s teaching and research interests are in the field of Learning, Design and Technology and her expertise is in instructional design, instructional technology, educational technology, and Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT). In 2010, Lisa published her book with the title Activity Systems Analysis Methods for Understanding Complex Learning Environments, which is highly cited by scholars interested in engaging in qualitative research about human performances and organizational systems.

Upcoming seminars are: 

Feb. 19 - Ximu Zhang and Young Huang, University of Tennessee - TBA

Feb. 26 - Industry Seminar - TBD - TBA

Mar. 5 - Jingjing Sun and TBD, University of Tennessee - TBA 

Mar. 12 - Weikang Wang and TBD, University of Tennessee TBA

Mar. 19 - Yu Yan and TBD, University of Tennessee  - TBA

Mar. 26 - Industry Seminar - TBD TBA

Apr. 2 - Spring Recess - No Seminar

Apr. 9 - TBD TBA

Apr. 16 - TBD TBA

Apr. 23 - TBD - TBA