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HBD6771

Conflict Management and Resolution

The course presents a discussion of the nature of conflict and the origins and strategies used in managing conflict for productive results.  Interpersonal, intergroup, and organizational conflicts are studied.

UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:

  • Comparing and contrasting interpersonal and intrapersonal conflict.
  • Comparing and contrasting constructive and disruptive conflicts.
  • Examining the value of conflict.
  • Investigating pre existing conditions of conflict.
  • Differentiating among content goals, relational goals, identity goals, and process goals.
  • Analyzing power, power currencies and power balancing.
  • Identifying conflict patterns.
  • Discussing the roles of self-disclosure and feedback in a conflict situation.
  • Identifying personal styles of conflict resolution.
  • Detailing the role of the belief system in conflict, emphasizing beliefs that are conducive to problem solving.
  • Differentiating between process and content leadership in formal conflict resolution strategies.
  • Integrating systems theory as an organizing framework in conflict.
  • Comparing and contrasting competitive, accommodative, and collaborative tactics in conflict resolution.
  • Assessing the need to review and adjust perceptions and attitudes in a conflict situation.
  • Investigating the process of individual behavior change with regard to the management of conflicts.
  • Analyzing the process of searching for alternatives in a conflict situation.
  • Applying the assessment and intervention process to a conflict scenario.
  • Understanding the nature of forgiveness and reconciliation.

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