Battle of the Sexes: Why Gender Matters in Conflict and Communication

Alliance managers need to have a wide range of skills and tools at their disposal. The art of understanding and shaping the relationships within the alliance is a highly valued and critical one to achieve. To that end, understanding how gender plays a role in relationships and communication is a core skill. This presentation will highlight the male/female communication patterns helping the participants to detect and understand differences within:

Join this interactive session where attendees will be asked to participate in a variety of role play scenarios. Attendee engagement will help foster a broader understanding of male and female communication and conflict management patterns.


Vickie Dalton, PsyD
HSPP and Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Victoria Dalton, PsyD, HSPP, is a forensically trained psychologist with dual specialties in forensic and clinical psychology. A large portion of her practice is to effectively address and manage conflict within the legal and business worlds. Specifically, Dr. Dalton frequently engages in court-ordered high-conflict family work as well as providing consultation services to both business and legal professionals attempting to manage their most difficult clientele. She presents and has testified on the topics of conflict resolution, high-conflict families, criminal psychopathy, grief and loss, substance abuse, and personality disorders. Dr. Dalton practices in the Indianapolis area and can be reached at