Let’s Talk About the “F” Word – Fighting Fair

Let’s Talk About the “F” Word – Fighting Fair

Conflict Resolution Workshop

Workshop Description

Dwayne says: My passion for people has been exemplified by a 30-year career of service with the City of Raleigh. My passion for healthy relationships has been personified by over 30 years of marriage to the same woman.

I’ve facilitated trainings for residents, leaders, youth, couples and municipal staff on local and national levels. Through decades of listening, advising, programming and leading, each interaction honed my skills and enlarged my sphere of influence. I’ve been able to experience and enjoy 25 years of church leadership, 15 years of teen programming, 15 years of community engagement/public participation, and 10 years of coaching (girls’ basketball & fastpitch softball). I’ve used that experience plus multiple training and coaching certifications to equip me with the education to collaborate with you.  Throughout my career, I’ve not only consulted and coached, but I’ve also led change efforts to transform individuals and team/work group culture and performance.

With engagement across a wide range of generations, I’m grateful that every aspect of my work has shared one powerful connection: people. If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that investment in yourself and your people will always provide the greatest return of any investment.

Fussing about the same thing over and over can get old and usually doesn’t move you closer to a resolve. This workshop will introduce the idea that conflict is a healthy part of relationship building. Couples will learn successful conflict resolution skills/tools, discover ways to integrate these new tools into their everyday lives, and incorporate the practice of empathy and self-empathy. Couples will also learn how to use words to bring life, harmony, healing and lots of fun to their relationship. Couples will learn to understand each other’s differences through kindness and how to love your partner in a manner that grows and sustains the relationship.

Meet Your Facilitator
Vernita Griffith is a God lover, wife, mother, MeeMee, entrepreneur, Certified Relationship Coach, trainer, lover of family and an unshakable optimist dedicated to enriching relationships and shining a positive light on marriages.

Tri Team Unlimited is the culmination of her many years of learning, work, and experiences that sit squarely on top of raw passion. Through these workshops and other tools, she creates an experience for couples that will deepen their intimacy, enrich their relationships, connect with other likeminded couples, and energize them with new tools. Couples will walk away knowing that real happiness is within their reach and they are reaching in the right direction. Reach out to us, and we will reach back!

According to WikiExpert: The most common reasons for divorce are 1. Lack of commitment 2. Infidelity 3.Conflicts & Arguments

In what year does divorce usually take place?

High: 1-2 years and 5 – 8 yearsAverage: 2-4 years and 15 – 20 yearsLow: 9-15 years

According to Wilkinson & Finkbeiner Family Law Attorneys, those who marry before the age of 18 have a 48% chance of getting divorced and those who marry between the ages of 25-39 have a 60% chance of divorce. People who get married over the age of 25 are 24% less likely to get divorced.

Meet Your Facilitator
Dwayne is the founder of Ethos Training. A character-based training and coaching business. Ethos invests in and builds the value of people by teaching leadership, conflict resolution, and engagement skills.

Dwayne is a graduate of North Carolina State University (Go Pack!) and completed a 30-year career of service with the City of Raleigh. From an internship in the athletics division, to Director of the Community Services Department, each position unlocked a path that has led him to become a people-oriented collaborator.

Originally from Currituck County, on the Outer Banks, Dwayne calls Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina home. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife of over 30 years, Denise, and their two daughters. If he’s not working with organizations or leaders, he’s serving as Guest Services Pastor at Cornerstone Family Church.


​Agenda Snapshot
  • Welcome
  • Learning Goals
  • What Exactly is Conflict?
  • Why is this Important to our Relationship?
  • All About Conflict & Communication Basics
  • The Drama Triangle
  • What’s the Plan?
  • Closing Activities
In my workshop, participants can expect an honest, authentic and engaging presentation of proven techniques to resolving conflict. Participants will have opportunities to not only gain the knowledge and skills to resolve conflict, but be able to practice the skills and have fun while learning, with the love of your life.

  • Do you argue about the same thing over and over?
  • Do you feel like you aren’t being heard?
  • Do you want to learn a new way to finally resolve your conflict?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then this is the workshop for you and your intimate partner.