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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LPS 5063 - Effective Cross Sector Collaboration and Conflict Management (3)

Today’s civic leaders face unprecedented challenges in foreseeing and responding to an ever-changing citizenry and communities. Diverse views among both diverse citizens’ groups make consensus more difficult to reach. Social media has changed citizen expectations and how they communicate with their leaders. Economic development demands an almost daily focus. Skills for establishing collaborative partnerships to creatively address community needs are critical. This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of conflict studies and conflict intervention processes in an effort to develop and enhance the skills to meet the leadership challenges ahead. Student will join scholars, scientists, and practitioners in the ongoing process of surfacing answers to current questions including:

  • What is the field of conflict management?
  • What are its leading theories, models, and processes?
  • What are its applied practices?