About Terry Schmitz

Terry Schmitz is the founder and owner of The Conover Company. Terry has been involved in the development of assessments for both education and corporations for over 30 years. He has developed hundreds of job-specific assessment systems that link to skill building systems.

Bullying Prevention: The Psychology of Self-Control

Everyone has a certain level of self-control. At one time or another, everyone must handle personal feelings and emotions during difficult life situations. Since bullying can be considered a difficult life situation, self-control is a crucial skill for dealing with bullying as well as bullying prevention. Everyone handles difficult life [...]

Resiliency & PBIS

Resiliency is the tenth scale of our Personal Responsibility Map®, which is the core assessment in our goal setting and self-determination program. Resiliency is the ability to work through activities and cause bottom-line results to happen. Resiliency includes the ability to bounce back from setbacks and to achieve a stated [...]

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Conflict Resolution: 8 Steps for Resolving Conflicts

According to crisis resolution consultant Dr. Dudley Weeks, there are eight essential steps to conflict resolution. He explains these eight steps in his book The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution: Preserving Relationships at Work, at Home, and in the Community . While these steps don't always guarantee an optimal [...]

Conflict Resolution: It Starts with Assertion

Any discussion on conflict resolution must include a discussion on assertion. This is because assertion plays a big part in the success of preventing bullying and resolving conflicts. Assertion is effective communication, typified by clear, open communication, careful listening, and respect for oneself and others. It is the ability to [...]

Conflict Resolution: An Important Life Skill

Conflict is a common, inevitable part of life. It exists because people don’t always get along or agree. Because conflict is a normal part of everyone’s life, conflict resolution, or the ability to resolve conflicts effectively, is a crucial skill for everyone to have. This is especially important in the [...]