Feb 23rd Event: Introduction to De-Escalation for Natural Foods Staff

February 2nd 2021

February 23rd (12:00 – 1:00 pm PT)
Introduction to De-Escalation for Natural Foods Staff

(Presented by Provender Alliance in collaboration with the Center for Dialog and Resolution)

Are you feeling stressed? Even scared sometimes? You’re not alone. Please join us for a lunchtime presentation, facilitated by the Center for Dialog and Resolution, for natural foods staff who encounter and handle potentially volatile situations with customers, co-workers, relatives, and others.

We are providing this presentation free of charge because we feel it is essential information to share with Provender members and the larger natural foods community.

Since the advent of COVID, many must enforce regional mask regulations or company policy and manage the interpersonal conflict that transpires during those interactions. Come gain a better understanding of conflict, learn about de-escalation skills, and acquire some new tools to help in these potentially volatile situations. Register here.

This one-hour introductory presentation includes:

1. What is the Center for Dialog & Resolution / What they do
2. Defining Conflict
3. What is De-escalation
4. Skills used in De-Escalation
5. Tips/Tools to Practice



Date: February 9th
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Cost: free

Please register here even if you are unable to make it to the live presentation. This event will be recorded and a copy will be accessible afterward to those who have registered.  If you have questions about attending, please email us or call the Provender office at (503) 859-3600.

To download and print a flyer for your staff break room, click here or on the red download button below:


The Center for Dialog and Resolution is an independent non-profit mediation service provider and training center in downtown Tacoma, Washington. It believes collaboration is the best way to start conflict resolution, rather than taking legal action. This belief drives their commitment to making affordable mediation, training, and facilitative services available to our community, including individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies.


Provender Alliance is a Pacific Northwest-based, non-profit trade association of natural products companies and associates, with membership from all over the United States and British Columbia. We exist to educate and inspire our community, providing the tools for education, leadership, and independent integrity in the natural products trade.


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