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LB5526 - Conflict Management and Engagement

Credit points: 03
Year: 2017
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject acknowledges that many conflicts may not be resolved at all, completely, or quickly. Students gain a greater understanding of the role of a conflict professional in supporting clients in long-term management of conflict, beyond any potential resolution. Students learn about characteristics that make conflicts enduring and are introduced to constructive approaches to managing ongoing conflict. The subject delivers a range of strategies and techniques to assist clients in engaging effectively in ongoing conflict, including: handling conflict avoidance; using and responding to power wisely; appropriate conflict communication and developing support systems for conflicting parties.

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.
Assumed
Knowledge:
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

Availabilities

External, Study Period 9
Census Date 05-Oct-2017
Coordinator: Mrs Judith Rafferty
Lecturer: Dr Maria Rodrigues.
Contact hours:
  • 130 hours - Online and self-study activities.
    Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
    Assessment: initial learning brief (10%); case study analysis (40%); case study advice (40%); final learning brief (10%).
    Special Assessment Requirements: This subject is taught online through LearnJCU and students need to participate online throughout the whole study period. There is also an optional face-to-face workshop (3 day workshop in Cns: 20-22 Oct 2017) for skills activities. Students must engage in online learning from the first week of the study period and throughout the entire study period.

    Cairns City Campus, Limited, Study Period 9
    Census Date 05-Oct-2017
    Face to face teaching 20-Oct-2017 to 22-Oct-2017 (3 day workshop: 20-22 Oct 2017 (attendance is compulsory). Compulsory pre-reading required prior to attending workshop. This subject is taught primarily online through LearnJCU and students need to participate online throughout the whole study period. Students must engage in online learning from the first week of the study period and throughout the entire study period.)
    Coordinator: Mrs Judith Rafferty
    Lecturer: Dr Maria Rodrigues.
    Contact hours:
    • 21 hours workshops/Seminars
    • 109 hours - online and self-study activities.
      Assessment: initial learning brief (10%); case study analysis (40%); case study advice (40%); final learning brief (10%).
      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.