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LB5500 - Negotiation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject provides an introduction to contemporary theories of negotiation both in Australia and overseas. The subject builds a sound understanding of the various negotiation models available with a particular focus on interest-based negotiation. The subject explores the factors at play in negotiation, how to recognise them and how to deal with them. The overall focus is on the major elements and stages of the negotiation processes and levels and forms of intervention. Detailed attention is paid to recognition of negotiation styles, reactions and interventions with the intent of maximising the benefits to be derived through co-operative bargaining as distinct from positional bargaining.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate complex conflict and related theories and standards for professional practice in CMR;
  • critically analyse complex conflicts and conflict management systems;
  • effectively communicate with, facilitate and support people in personal, group, organisational and cross-cultural conflict;
  • independently and critically reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Action plan - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Brief - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

This subject will be taught online through LearnJCU. Students must engage in online learning from the first week of the study period and throughout the entire study period. There will be online collaborate sessions scheduled throughout the semester.

LB5525, LB5530, LB5531 and LB5533.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (Online collaborate sessions will be scheduled throughout the study period)
Coordinator: Miss Claire Holland
Lecturers: Miss Claire Holland, Dr Judith Rafferty, Mr Brett Greenland.
Workload expectations:
  • 21 hours workshops - 3 day face-to-face workshop. Should enrolment numbers exceed facility capacity, this subject may be taught on the main Townsville (Douglas) Campus.
  • 109 hours - Online and self-study activities.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Miss Claire Holland
Lecturers: Miss Claire Holland, Dr Judith Rafferty, Mr Brett Greenland.
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Online and self-study activities.
Method of Delivery: andFace to faceWWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.