The study aimed to identify the relationship between creative leadership and organizational conflict management among department heads from the viewpoint of faculty members at Wasit University. In order to find out the differences according to the variables of gender and specialization, the study sample consisted of (200) male and female teachers from the study population, they were chosen by the simple random method, and the researcher adopted the descriptive correlative approach to conduct the study. The two tools of the study consisted of a questionnaire of (40) items to measure lateral leadership and (36) items to manage organizational conflict prepared by the researcher. The results of the research data were analyzed using the (SPSS) program, The results of the research showed that the degree of creative leadership practice of academic department heads was high, and the results indicated that the level of organizational conflict management for academic department heads was high, and there was a positive relationship between the practice of creative leadership and the level of organizational conflict management for department heads from the viewpoint of faculty members at Wasit University and in In light of the results of the research, the researcher presented a number of recommendations, including continuity in maintaining the degree of practice of creative leadership and management of organizational conflict, as well as deepening and increasing awareness of the importance of creative leadership, and continuity in raising awareness of organizational conflict management methods through training and informing them of the advanced and renewable global experiences and proposing to conduct similar studies in Iraqi universities.
Keywords: Practice, Creative Leadership, Organizational Conflict Management, Heads of Departments, Wasit University.