This course provides a basic foundation into the principles of dispute resolution and consensus-building on public disputes, policy development and program implementation. Emphasis will be placed on combining theoretical and practical applications addressing government, business and citizen groups in managing public disputes and policy making development. Federal, state and local case studies and exercises are employed to help students develop skills in multi-party conflict analysis, assessment for dispute resolution intervention, and negotiation and facilitation processes. Course content is guided by an understanding that social and economic growth has a direct impact on the timing, tolerance, politics and power involved in the dynamics of conflict resolution and consensus building.
Admission to: PPA-BS