This six day course will be taught at Southern Methodist University in Dallas over two weekends, from Friday March 2, 2018 to Sunday March 4, 2018, and again from Friday March 16, 2018 to Sunday March 20, 2018. It concentrates on chronic organizational conflicts using the methods of conflict resolution systems design. Students will participate in analyzing and designing models for responding to systemic conflict by designing interest-based conflict resolution systems. They will examine the relationship between conflict, leadership and organizational change, and the role of systems in couples, families and social, economic and political systems. They will learn the sources chronic conflict and the disruptions that accompany phase transitions. They will discover how facilitation, negotiation, dialogue, and similar conflict resolution skills can be adapted to meet the needs of large-scale systemic change projects, as well as to personal, familial, social, economic, political and environmental conflicts. They will consider conflict as a system, the emotional and systemic sources of resistance to change, and methods to overcome them. They will learn how to be the change they want to see in the world, and how to change the way they seek to resolve, transform and transcend the personal, organizational and social conflicts that impact their lives.
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