Scott Dutton | Scott Dutton Conflict
Scott Dutton - Mindful Conflict
Scott Dutton, Conflict, Mindful Conflict,
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About Scott

Conflict + Fun? Absolutely!

Scott is the Conflict Whisperer and the Fun Maker! Scott is known as the most engaging, insightful & fun speaker in the conflict resolution arena. He has presented to more than 10,000 professionals and is in high demand as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.

Scott has been awarded CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation – the highest level of international accreditation. He is one of Australia’s top 100 speaking professionals as certified by the Professional Speakers Australia (PSA) and is recognised by the Global Speakers Federation (GSF) as among the top 12% of professional speakers worldwide.

Not only is Scott passionate about sharing how to mindfully transform conflict into connection, he also loves having fun and is all about creating an energising and uplifting experience. Scott delivers mindful conflict insights, strategies and skills that will heighten self-awareness and promote mutual understanding – with humour!

Scott is the Founder & Company Director of Fighting Fair – the leading conflict resolution training + services consultancy. His knowledge and expertise is sought by leaders across all sectors. Scott’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Bachelor of Science (BSC. – Psych. Major). He is a member of the Professional Speakers Australia (PSA), the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), a practitioner member of the Australian Dispute Resolution Association (ADRA), a Nationally Accredited Mediator and a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

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Scott takes a serious subject like conflict and makes it fun!

Scott understands the connection between conflict and mindfulness. Scott has been travelling to India for 20 years studying and practicing meditation and self-inquiry. He has found we can create connection and understanding if we approach conflict mindfully – with the intent of wanting to openheartedly understand and build connection with the other. He also understands the importance of sharing this knowledge in an energising, interactive and fun way. His series of keynotes and workshops are designed to create positive change through the development of awareness, insight and skills.

Scott is able to tailor each presentation to meet the unique needs of the group. Topics can be delivered as a stand-alone or as a series over the course of a multi–day conference. Allow 60-90 minutes each for keynotes & 2 – 6 hours for conference workshops.


Mindful Conflict Keynotes & Workshops


Mindful Conflict: Let it go, Let it flow!

How do you think, feel and act when you are in conflict? For most of us, it is a real struggle – something we resist, avoid and quite often, fear. Wait… What if we could flip conflict on its head (and in our heads!) and experience it for what it can be – an incredible opportunity of positive transformation, insight and growth? Yep, all possible – if we approach conflict mindfully.

Scott understands the connection between mindfulness and conflict. He is passionate about sharing with us – Mindful Conflict – the practice of approaching conflict with the positive intent of allowing the space to create understanding, connection and transformation.

With both great humour and insight, Scott shares with us how to make ourselves happier and more peaceful by understanding the transformative role of conflict in our lives. He helps us to access that awareness through the practice of mindfulness – the practice of being in the present moment, open heartedly aware and accepting of our thoughts/ feelings without judgment.

#conflict happy #conflict peaceful #conflict transform

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Mindful Culture: Best team ever!

What kind of culture is it? Is it the blame game, the gossip-monger, the only-in-it-for-me, the down hearted & disengaged or the cool clique? Whichever. We all dream of a healthy team where the culture is encouraging, supportive and creative. Where we feel the leadership is genuine and authentic and where we feel appreciated and involved. Where there is shared responsibility for a great culture.

Scott shares the concept of mindfulness to successfully transform team culture and correspondingly, workplace creativity and productivity. He explores with both depth and humour, how to implement and practice the core principles of mindfulness within teams – being centred in the present, holding dharmic values, embracing responsibility, connecting with a shared vision, relating with heart and valuing the other.

Aha! Surely the best team ever!

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Conflict Intelligence (CI): Develop your conflict smarts

How tired are we of getting tangled up in that conflict web? Of repeating those same old, same old conflict patterns? We are all aware of the cost of conflict not only in the workplace but also in our own personal lives. Unfortunately, we are not taught how to understand and transform conflict so we usually end up repeating the same mistakes – and that’s stressful.

Scott gets conflict and he is passionate about sharing Conflict Intelligence™ – a new approach to conflict resolution that enables us to not only clearly identify conflict dynamics but also gives us the conflict IQ (insight and mindset) to consciously connect and build collaborative (and peaceful) understanding with others.

Scott also gets fun! So it is with great humour that Scott will share the 3 primary conflict dynamics we experience and the 5 conscious choices that we can make to ensure greater Conflict Intelligence™. It is all about increasing one’s CI awareness, insight and skills – with learning that is loads of fun!

Oh yeah, enjoy your conflict!

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Emotional Intelligence (EI): Tune in!

Emotions can be tricky things. Should you shut them down? Express them fully? Or just hide! and that’s just your own! How do you begin to deal with the emotions of others? Help!

Scott breaks it down in a fun way and assists us to ‘tune in’ – aka developing insight and awareness into our own and others’ emotions. He shares the 7 core EI competencies (self-awareness, emotional resilience, motivation, interpersonal sensitivity, influence, intuition & conscience) that are essential in the development and management of effective and productive interpersonal interactions in the workplace.

No worries. Scott gives you the lowdown to get those emotions sorted!

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Difficult & Necessary Conversations: DNCs made easy

Yikes! How much do we look forward to those difficult but necessary conversations? A DNC is anything you find hard to talk about but know that you need to. Mmmm…

The issue is often how to start those sensitive conversations that will invite open and constructive dialogue. When interactions become difficult, emotions can often escalate and communication can break down. We often fear having the difficult conversation as we are concerned that we may make the situation worse – so we may try to avoid it or if we know we have to have it, we may try and blunder through it.

Scott shares (with humour!) the necessary understanding, skills and confidence to manage the discussion successfully through a 5-stage process (mindset, purpose, beginning, listening and collaboration).

Yep, that DNC just got that much easier!

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  • Mindful Conflict
  • Mindful Culture
  • Mindful Negotiation
  • Conflict Intelligence
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Difficult & Necessary Conversations
  • Mediation & Conflict Resolution (Level 1 & Advanced)

All workshops can be tailored for conferences (2-6 hours) or for in-house workshops (0.5 day – 2 days) to meet the specific requirements of the conference or the company/ organisation.

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Our Wonderful Clients


Emotional Intelligence –
Annual GCHC Staff Conference 2017

Delegate Feedback –
Annual GCHC Staff Conference 2017

Conflict Intelligence Presentation –
National Mediation Conference 2016


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