Negotiation and Conflict Management

Course description Negotiation and Conflict Management
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 7600HCNCM
Teacher(s):
  • W.H. Versteeg
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5
Level: 400
Period: Semester 1 / 2, Block II, III, IV
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • Yes Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • Yes Honours Class

Admission requirements

This course is an Honours Class and therefore in principle only available to students of the Honours College. There are a few places available for regular students.

Description

A society without conflicts is an Utopia! Every day you are introduced to small or complex disputes on different social levels in the world. Conflicts and the way we deal with them play an important part of our personal and professional life. Not only our personal skills are important in dealing with these complex situations. Also understanding of the development of the process and recognition of other aspects which play an important role in solving difficult disagreements will help you to achieve better results.

This honours class will introduce you in the science and practice of dispute resolution and negotiation on different social levels (international, business and personal). You will learn to analyse different conflicts and will be able to train and expand your skills.

Course objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  • know about the science and practice of dispute resolution and negotiation on different social levels (international, business and personal);
  • be able to analyze different conflicts and will be able to train and expand your mediation skills.

Timetable

This course will be offered thrice; once in the first semester in English and twice in the second semester in Dutch and English. The 6 lectures will take place in the evening from 17.00 to 21.00. The provisional timetable for the first semester is:

Thursday 28 September 2017
Thursday 12 October 2017
Thursday 19 October 2017
Thursday 9 November 2017
Thursday 23 November 2017
Thursday 7 December 2017

The provisional timetable for the second semester is:

Dutch edition
Donderdag 27 maart 2018: 17.00 en 21.00
Donderdag 5 april 2018: 17.00 en 21.00
Donderdag 12 april 2018: 17.00 en 21.00
Donderdag 19 april 2018: 17.00 en 21.00
Donderdag 26 april 2018: 17.00 en 21.00
Donderdag 17 mei 2018: 17.00 en 21.00

English edition [Please note: meetings are held twice a week]
Thursday 31 May 17.00-21.00 hrs
Tuesday 5 June 17.00-21.00 hrs
Thursday 7 June 17.00-21.00 hrs
Tuesday 12 June 17.00-21.00 hrs
Thursday 14 June 17.00-21.00 hrs
6th Meeting to be announced

Location

Old Observatory Leiden.

Semester 1:
Thursday 28 September 2017 room A007
Thursday 12 October 2017 room A007
Thursday 19 October 2017 room A007
Thursday 9 November 2017 room A007
Thursday 23 November 2017 room c006
Thursday 7 December 2017 room A007

Semester 2:

Dutch edition
Donderdag 27 maart 2018: 17.00 en 21.00
Donderdag 5 april 2018: 17.00 en 21.00
Donderdag 12 april 2018: 17.00 en 21.00
Donderdag 19 april 2018: 17.00 en 21.00
Donderdag 26 april 2018: 17.00 en 21.00
Donderdag 17 mei 2018: 17.00 en 21.00

English edition
Thursday 31 May 17.00-21.00 hrs
Tuesday 5 June 17.00-21.00 hrs
Thursday 7 June 17.00-21.00 hrs
Tuesday 12 June 17.00-21.00 hrs
Thursday 14 June 17.00-21.00 hrs
6th Meeting to be announced

Programme

Session 1: Introduction on conflictmanagement
Session 2: Negotiation and simulation
Session 3: Mutual Gains Approach with guest lectures by mr. F. Evers and prof. L. Susskind (MIT)
Session 4: Mediation (workshop)
Session 5: Mediation (workshop)
Session 6: Roleplay

Course Load

This course is worth 5 EC, which means the total course load equals 140 hours.

Assessment Method

  • 70% Individual assignment of 2000 words
  • 30% Group assignment of 3000 words

Blackboard and uSis

Blackboard will be used in this course. Students can register for the Blackboard site two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Please note: students are not required to register through uSis for the Honours Classes. Your registration will be done centrally.

Reading list

Will be available via Blackboard.

Registration

Enrolling in the first semester English version of this course is possible from August 21st until September 6th 23:59 through the Honours Academy, via this link. Enrolling in this course for the second semester is possible from Monday November 6th until Thursday November 16th 23.59hrs through the Honours Academy, via this link.

Contact

Dr. Wendy Versteeg

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