Dr. Peters has developed several one-of-a-kind tools based on extensive scientific research and her own experience with conflict management and organizational health. These are all free, so please feel free to use them as much as you’d like and share them with others. If you have any questions about the tools, please Contact Us.
Quizzes & Assessments
Dr. Peters has developed a few brief assessments that will help you assess the four health aspects of your organization, including Systems Health, Cultural Health, Community Health, and Mission Health. You can also assess Mindful Leadership practices in yourself, in your relationships, and in your organization.
Virtual Emotion Wheel
Emotion Wheels have been around for years. They are a handy way to find a specific emotion word for how you are feeling, instead of just “angry” or “sad”. Being able to choose the exact emotion work that fits your feeling and experience is a skill called 'emotional granularity'. Dr. Peters has developed the first Virtual Emotion Wheel - an app that takes you through the process of choosing the right emotion for your experience and feelings. The best part is that it’s free and you can use it as many times as you want!
Circles of Influence Model (CIM)
The Circles of Influence Method (CIM) is a useful tool for teaching systems thinking to understand how communication happens and work gets done in an organization. An interactive CIM workshop creates a safe space for employee communication, relationship-building, and empathy development.
Conflict Management Style Logic Chart
The Conflict Management Style Logic Chart helps you determine the best way to approach a conflict. Based on scientific research, the instructions and chart guide you through the process of determining what your priorities are in the conflict and using those priorities to find the best approach. Keep in mind that, like many Human Systems tools, the value of the Conflict Management Style Logic Model lies more in the process of working through it than the "answer". So if you end up with a style that doesn't seem right to you, try again!
Talking Circles are a 60- or 90-minute sharing group to strengthen listening skills, empathy, and create psychological safety in your organization. Dr. Peters developed the Human Systems Talking Circle after studying various kinds of sharing groups, including Native American Talking Circles, Quaker meetings, and 12-step programs. The principles and guidelines for a Human Systems Talking Circle were created to meet the needs of organizations with paid employees.
Peruse a glossary of terms that pertain to conflict management, leadership, and organizational health, such as “systems thinking” and “psychological safety”. Learn about the difference between “conflict resolution” and “conflict management” and why community engagement is important for organizational sustainability.