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.
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.
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.
This course will be offered twice; once for only Dutch speakers, and once for English speakers.
The Dutch course will be offered in semester 1, block 2; the international course will be offered in semester 2, block 3.
Dates Dutch course: Thursdays 17-21 hrs, 13 & 27 October, 3 & 24 November, 8 & 15 December.
Dates English course: 6 Thursdays 17-21 hrs, on 11 and 18 May, and 1, 8, 15 and 22 June.
Old Observatory, Sterrenwachtlaan 11, Leiden.
11, 18 May 1, 8 en 15 June - Room A007
22 June - Room C003
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
This course is worth 5 EC, which means the total course load equals 140 hours.
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.
Will be available via Blackboard.
Enrolling in the second semester-version of this course is possible from Monday November 7th until Sunday November 20th through the Honours Academy, via this link