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About the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP)

Understanding  your conflict behaviors is a great initial step in more effectively resolving conflict. When you understand your constructive behaviors, destructive behaviors and hot buttons you develop a greater self-awareness which can shape future responses. The Conflict Dynamics Profile provides the tools to do exactly that. Read below to learn about the CDP Assessment and how to apply it!

Drive Self Awareness with the CDP

Conflict coaches and mediators all over the world are using the Conflict Dynamics Profile® (CDP) as an excellent resource to increase self-awareness and improve conflict management skills. We invite consultants of all kinds (executive coaches, consulting psychologists, organizational leadership development specialists, ombudsman, ADR specialists/mediators, internal human resources professionals, etc.) to learn how the CDP can be of value to you and your clients.

What is the CDP?

The CDP is unlike any other assessment tool in that it focuses specifically on conflict behaviors, rather than styles. It helps individuals and teams understand how they respond to conflict, what triggers can escalate conflict, and how to manage conflict more effectively. Two versions of the instrument—the CDP-Individual (CDP-I) and CDP-360— emphasize an action-oriented approach which leads to real improvement. A thorough Development Guide provides information and tips for coping with conflict and building strong interpersonal relationships.


The CDP highlights the following 15 behaviors (as well as 9 “Hot Buttons”) :

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Constructive Behaviors (1)

Using the CDP

Since the topic of conflict is so universal, there are numerous ways to use the CDP. Although the instrument can be given to individuals at all levels and in different types of organizations and settings, its primary applications are with the following groups:

  • Coaches and Practitioners
  • Individuals and Corporate Leaders
  • Educators and Students
  • Government Employees

Please note: This offer is limited to ACR Subscribers and one complimentary assessment per organization.