This module includes a twelve-hour training in Mediation and Negotiation skills. Mediation is a facilitated process where a third neutral party helps disputants with conflicting interests negotiate an agreement. The process of Mediation can be used in a range of conflicts such as family, roommate, sports, business, environmental, and international. Capacities such as active listening, defining interests, identifying issues, and developing options will be practiced. The difference between adversarial and principled negotiation will be explored. An official certificate is given to a student who successfully completes this training.
Students are also expected to attend one lecture, performance, or event outside of regularly scheduled class time.
This module will be held Thursday, September 5 – Monday, September 23.