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LB5526 - Conflict Management and Engagement

[Not offered in 2021]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Brief - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (40%) - 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

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.