Mediation and Negotiation for Complex Conflicts (APA2451.01)

Susan Sgorbati

This class will introduce students to complex systems analysis and how it relates to resolving challenging conflicts. It will also include a 24 hour training in mediation and negotiation skills with a certificate of training hours at the end of the course. In order to build regenerative and resilient communities in the future, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, it is essential to understand the dynamics of conflict and of peace. While it is important to stop direct violence, it is equally important to address structural violence in order to build real foundations of relationships and agreements that are sustainable. Resolving conflicts in the 21st century include considerations of economic, environmental and most importantly social capital in order to provide lasting security.


Learning Outcomes:
mediation skills
negotiation skills
understanding of complex systems and analysis
understanding of economic, environmental and social capital


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 28
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: Fully In-Person , All courses , Advancement of Public Action
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