Dealing with Difficult and High Conflict Personalities in your Department

Thursday, 28 March 2024

Myles Tooher, Director, Legal, Legal and Governance, Corporate Services, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Practice Management & Business Skills
Dealing with Difficult and High Conflict Personalities in your Department!


  • Types of High-Conflict Personalities
  • Impact and risks of High Conflict personalities on the workplace and the workgroup
  • Breaking the cycle of conflict
  • Strategies for managing the high-conflict person in your department

Presented by Jodie Fox, Director, Worklogic


Attend and earn 1 CPD hour in Practice Management & Business Skills
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

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*Original content created March 2023


Jodie Fox, Director, Worklogic
Jodie has extensive experience in employment law and industrial relations, including advising on unfair dismissals, equal opportunity, enterprise agreements, employment policy and litigation. This includes running investigations into employee misconduct; mediation and facilitating discussion around workplace conflict; disciplinary review panels and appeal panels under the provisions of enterprise agreements; industrial relations including drafting enterprise agreements; negotiating with unions and employee representatives and supporting clients through the voting and approval process. Jodie has 10 years’ experience as an employment lawyer at a top- tier law firm. She previously worked at the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business (DEWRSB).

Myles Tooher, Deputy General Counsel, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Myles Tooher is the Deputy General Counsel at the Victorian Government’s Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Myles is a senior government lawyer responsible for advising the DELWP Executive Board and staff across the Department on all facets of the legal spectrum, including advice on good decision making, lawful and effective policy and program design, corporate governance, regulation and prosecutions, responding to Royal Commissions and Board of Inquiry and the strategic management of litigation in a government context. Myles also leads generalist and specialist in-house legal teams working in government operations, environment and natural resources, fire and emergency management, Crown land use and development, public and administrative decision making and prosecutions. Myles has been a practising lawyer for nearly 18 years and has worked in Victorian government contexts for 16 of them, bringing a deep understanding of government legal and accountability frameworks. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.


Dealing with Difficult and High Conflict Personalities in your Department


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