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Self as Instrument: Skills Practicum

Course number: K4880

To intervene as skilled practitioners, conflict resolution professionals need to understand both what they themselves bring to the table as well as the appropriate strategies and communicative skills for effective conflict management. Along with those skills, they require a deep understanding of how their own worldview shapes their biases and perspectives to form the lens through which they view and respond to conflict. We recognize that, as adults, participants bring their own unique experiences, insights and communicative strengths to the process. This course seeks to build on those contributions, providing (1) tools for deepening self-awareness as a means of advancing connection to others, and (2) opportunities for strengthening their face-to-face communications skills as negotiators and as mediators.