Email: rich@conflict2partnership.com

Curriculum

 

The Conflict to Partnership On Line Education Program is an 8 week course consisting of 4 basic skill building lessons and 4 skills application role play exercise sessions.  It involves 28 hours of study and practice for the Continuing Professional Education Courses and the Non Academic Credit Course.  The Academic Credit Course includes 31 hours of study and the Self Paced Study Course includes 22.5 hours of study.

 Choose the course that meets your needs:

  • Continuing Professional Education
    - Attorneys and Mediators
    - Business project managers, business executives and human resource professionals
    - Psychologists, educators and clergy
    - Civil society advocates and international conflict resolution professionals
  • Academic Credit – fulfill an academic credit requirement
  • Non Academic Credit – want the skills and don’t need Academic credit or Continuing Professional Education credit?
  • Self Paced Study – go at your own pace. 

There is a limit of 20 students in each class. 

Each lesson consists of the following:

  • a live presentation of the skills, including examples of how I have used the skills in business and government
  • a text lesson
  • a participant interactive skills building exercise via audio conference call as scheduled by course or arranged on your own or with course participants found on the Forum page
  • a video presentation of the skills, including examples of how I have used the skills in business and government, and a demonstraion of the application of the skills by our skills demonstration team
  • access to instructor via email, Facebook, Twitter

After the course participants complete the 4 basic skills building lessons, they will apply the skills in role play to resolve example conflicts involving Family, Business, Religious, and Political issues.  Each skills application role play exercise consists of the following:

  • fact scenario
  • skills application script
  • interactive role play via audio conference as scheduled by course or arranged on your own or with course participants found on the Forum page
  • access to instructor via email, Facebook, Twitter

Hours of Study

  • Read Conflict to Partnership E-Book – 4.5 hours
  • 4 thirty minute basic skills text lessons -  2.0 hours
  • 3 twenty minute and 1 thirty minute basic skills live presentations – 1.5 hours
  • 3 forty minute and 1 ninety minutes interactive skills building exercises – 3.5 hours
  • 4 thirty minute basic skills reinforcement videos of 30 minutes each -  2.0 hours
  • 3 thirty minute  and 1 one hour “Each one teach one” homework assignments – 2.5 hours
  • 4 two hour skills application role play sessions – 8 hours
  • 4 one hour skills application role play debrief conference calls – 4 hours
  • 3 hours for 3 page paper required for Academic credit students
  • Total 28 hours for Continuing Professional Education Credit Courses and Non Academic Credit Course
  • Total 31 hours of credit for the Academic Credit Course
  • Total 22.5 hours for Self Paced student course. Self Paced students do not participate in the live presentations and the team interactive exercises. Self Paced students are invited to find practice partners by posting messages on the Conflict to Partnership Forum page and do the interactive exercises on their own.

 

Topics Covered in Each Lesson

Lesson One – Week One

  • Active Listening
  • Dialogue

 Lesson Two – Week Two

  • step 1 of the Win Win Conflict Replacement Model – helping parties shift from “adversaries” fighting over a problem to to “joint stakeholders” committed to resolving the problem as a team
    -possibility of causing or contributing to the conflicted  circumstances
    -possibility of opportunity
    -possibility of mirrored behavior 

Lesson Three – Week Three

  • step 2 of the Win Win Conflict Replacement Model – creating a Common Vision of a Joint Ideal Outcome
  • developing sustainable solutions to implement the Joint Ideal Outcome
  • implementing the solutions on time and on budget
  • monitoring the successful implementation of the solutions  

Lesson Four – Week Four

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • the Partnering team building model 

Lesson Five- Week Five
Family Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session 

Lesson Six – Week Six
Business Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session 

Lesson Seven – Week Seven
Religious Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session 

Lesson Eight – Week Eight
Political Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session
Course Completion Debrief with Instructor via audio conference call 

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When you register for the course and pay the fee, you will receive your Password to access the course materials.  You will receive a license to use the materials.  The license is personal to you and it is not to be shared with anyone.  The license expires when you have completed the course. 

Please watch the Lesson One Video, read the Lesson One Text Lesson, and review the Interactive Skills Building Exercise Questionnaire prior to the interactive skills building conference call on Monday, February 20, 2012.  This is the process we will follow throughout the 8 week course.  

Please read the Conflict to Parnership Ebook, read the Lesson One Text Lesson, review the Lesson One Interactive Skills Building Exercise Questionairre, participate in the live skills building presentation and the live skills building interactive exercise and then watch the Lesson One skills reinforcement video that includes a skills application demonstration.

At the Week Four Conference Call we will assign the teams for the first Skills Application Role Play Exercise.  Each team will arrange its own Role Play Call prior to the Class Skills Application Debrief Conference Call. 

If you will not be able to make the scheduled course conference call, locate a practice partner by posting your name and email address on the Forum. 

Self Paced Course students will not be involved in the scheduled course conference calls, and can locate practice partners on the Conflict to Partnership Forum.

Send any questions or comments to us via email, Facebook, or Twitter. 

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This course is ideal for those who want to learn the Conflict to Partnership skills and apply the skills in the skills application role play exercises, and who want to receive Continuing Professional Education Credit.

The live presentations focus on application of the Conflict to Partnership skills by different professions, including

  • Attorneys and mediators
  • Business project managers, business executives and human resource professionals
  • Psychologists, educators and clergy
  • Civil society advocates and international conflict resolution professionals.

There is a limit of 20 students in each class.

This course includes 28 hours of Continuing Professional Education Credit, access to the instructor via email, Facebook and Twitter and a weekly live skills building presentation, interactive skills practice conference call and debrief with instructor.

Topics to be Covered in Each Lesson

Lesson One – Week One

  • Active Listening
  • Dialogue

Lesson Two – Week Two

  • step 1 of the Win Win Conflict Replacement Model – helping parties shift from “adversaries” fighting over a problem to to “joint stakeholders” committed to resolving the problem as a team
    -possibility of causing or contributing to the conflicted circumstances
    -possibility of opportunity
    -possibility of mirrored behavior

Lesson Three – Week Three

  • step 2 of the Win Win Conflict Replacement Model – creating a Common Vision of a Joint Ideal Outcome
  • developing sustainable solutions to implement the Joint Ideal Outcome
  • implementing the solutions on time and on budget
  • monitoring the successful implementation of the solutions

Lesson Four – Week Four

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • the Partnering team building model

Lesson Five- Week Five
Family Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session

Lesson Six – Week Six
Business Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session

Lesson Seven – Week Seven
Religious Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session

Lesson Eight – Week Eight
Political Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session

Course Completion Debrief with Instructor via audio conference call

 

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This course is ideal for those who want to learn the Conflict to Partnership skills and apply the skills in the skills application role play exercises, and who want to receive academic credit. 

This course includes 31 hours of Academic Credit, access to the instructor via email, Facebook and Twitter and a weekly live skills building presentation,  interactive skills practice conference call and debrief with instructor. 

Topics to be Covered in Each Lesson:

Lesson One – Week One

  • Active Listening
  • Dialogue

 Lesson Two – Week Two

  • step 1 of the Win Win Conflict Replacement Model – helping parties shift from “adversaries” fighting over a problem to to “joint stakeholders” committed to resolving the problem as a team
    -possibility of causing or contributing to the conflicted  circumstances
    -possibility of opportunity
    -possibility of mirrored behavior

 Lesson Three – Week Three

  • step 2 of the Win Win Conflict Replacement Model – creating a Common Vision of a Joint Ideal Outcome
  • developing sustainable solutions to implement the Joint Ideal Outcome
  • implementing the solutions on time and on budget
  • monitoring the successful implementation of the solutions

 Lesson Four – Week Four

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • the Partnering team building model 

Lesson Five- Week Five
Family Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session 

Lesson Six – Week Six
Business Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session 

Lesson Seven – Week Seven
Religious Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session 

Lesson Eight – Week Eight
Political Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session

Course Completion Debrief with Instructor via audio conference call 

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This course is ideal for those who want to learn the Conflict to Partnership skills and apply the skills in the skills application role play exercises, and who do not need Academic Credit or Continuing Professional Education Credit. 

This course includes 28 hours of study and practice, access to the instructor via email, Facebook and Twitter and a weekly interactive skills practice conference call and debrief with instructor. 

These conference calls will take place on Mondays February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 17, 26, April 2, and 9, 2012. 

Topics to be Covered by the Lessons 

Lesson One – Week One

  • Active Listening
  • Dialogue 

Lesson Two – Week Two

  • step 1 of the Win Win Conflict Replacement Model – helping parties shift from “adversaries” fighting over a problem to to “joint stakeholders” committed to resolving the problem as a team
    -possibility of causing or contributing to the conflicted circumstances
    -possibility of opportunity
    -possibility of mirrored behavior 

Lesson Three – Week Three

  • step 2 of the Win Win Conflict Replacement Model – creating a Common Vision of a Joint Ideal Outcome
  • developing sustainable solutions to implement the Joint Ideal Outcome
  • implementing the solutions on time and on budget
  • monitoring the successful implementation of the solutions 

Lesson Four – Week Four

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • the Partnering team building model 

Lesson Five- Week Five
Family Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session 

Lesson Six – Week Six
Business Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session 

Lesson Seven – Week Seven
Religious Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session 

Lesson Eight – Week Eight
Political Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session

Course Completion Debrief with Instructor via audio conference call 

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The Self Paced Study Course includes:

  • study at your own pace 
  • find practice partners on the Self Paced Course Chat Page
  • 22.5 hours of study in the course
  • access to instructor via email, Facebook, Twitter
  • course completion conference call with instructor 

Please note that the Self Paced Study Course does not include the scheduled skills building sessions and skills application role play exercise sessions via audio conference call.  Self Paced Study Course students are encouraged to find practice partners on the Self Paced Study Course Forum Page. 

Topics to be Covered in the Lessons

Lesson One – Week One

  • Active Listening
  • Dialogue

 Lesson Two – Week Two

  • step 1 of the Win Win Conflict Replacement Model – helping parties shift from “adversaries” fighting over a problem to to “joint stakeholders” committed to resolving the problem as a team
    -possibility of causing or contributing to the conflicted circumstances
    -possibility of opportunity
    -possibility of mirrored behavior 

Lesson Three – Week Three

  • step 2 of the Win Win Conflict Replacement Model – creating a Common Vision of a Joint Ideal Outcome
  • developing sustainable solutions to implement the Joint Ideal Outcome
  • implementing the solutions on time and on budget
  • monitoring the successful implementation of the solutions 

Lesson Four – Week Four

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • the Partnering team building model 

Lesson Five- Week Five
Family Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session 

Lesson Six – Week Six
Business Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session 

Lesson Seven – Week Seven
Religious Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session 

Lesson Eight – Week Eight
Political Conflict Skills Application Role Play Exercise Session

Course Completion Debrief with Instructor via audio conference call 

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