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LB5526 - Sustainable Conflict Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Enduring conflicts are conflicts that may not be resolved at all, completely, or quickly. The subject delivers a range of strategies and techniques to advise and assist future effective engagement in ongoing conflict, including handling conflict avoidance, using and responding to power wisely, appropriate conflict communication, and developing support systems for conflicting parties. Students learn about characteristics that make conflicts enduring and are introduced to constructive approaches to managing ongoing conflict, beyond any potential resolution. The content of this subject is applicable across multiple contexts, such as organisational, community, environmental, and international. This subject is a capstone subject for the Master of Conflict Management and Resolution. It assumes skills, knowledge and experience of 21 credit points (7 subjects) of study in the Conflict Management and Resolution Program.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate complex conflict and related theories and standards for professional practice in conflict management and resolution;
  • critically analyse complex conflicts and conflict management systems;
  • provide specialised advice to assist individuals, groups and organisations to constructively manage conflict;
  • 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 and research.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Case study analysis - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Concept map - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (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.

We do not recommend enrolling in this subject as your very first subject at JCU, unless you are concurrently enrolled in one of the core subjects of the Grad Cert or Master of Conflict Management and Resolution, or you have been given advanced standing for the core subjects of your degree.
Prerequisites: LB5525 AND LB5530


Trimester 1, External
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Judith Rafferty.
Workload expectations:
  • 115 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • 15 hours online Tutorials - Online collaborate sessions
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.