Dealing with interpersonal conflict

Interactions with labmates, classmates, advisors, and mentors will shape much of your time at MIT. Romantic relationships, friendships, and family relationships can be at times a source of strength, stability, and happiness, and at others a source of stress and anxiety. How can you build positive relationships, find healthy ways to cope with stressful interactions, and resolve conflicts? There are also several resources on campus that can help you manage difficult interpersonal interactions, either directly or by equipping you to deal with the issue more productively. MIT Ombuds Office The MIT Ombuds Office helps people express concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts, and learn more productive ways of communicating. It is a resource for faculty, staff, students and post-docs. The Ombuds Office is independent, neutral, informal, and confidential. Conflict Management@MIT Conflict Management@MIT offers consultations about difficult conversations, difficult people, or ways to handle a dispute or conflict. Conflict Management also offers formal mediation and facilitation services. http://studentlife.mit.edu/conflictmanagement/services