This course will cover the following content:
- definition and introduction to the theory of dispute management and to the resolution processes
- the history of dispute management and the resolution processes in Australia and overseas
- Philosophy and approach within the processes
- comparison of the processes including the advantages and disadvantages of each process
- present use of the processes in Australia
- current issues
- basic skills in: conflict management and the influence of values, biases and learned behaviours; communication - especially listening; consensual and non-consensual process skills
- understanding people and their reactions to conflict and the processes - including cross-cultural and societal influences
- ethical issues in dispute management and resolution.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:A participant who has successfully completed this course should:
- understand the role of conflict in society and within an organisation.
- understand how disputes arise and different levels of conflict
- be able to analyse the sources of conflict in a given situation and determine the most suitable dispute resolution method for dealing with it.
- gain knowledge of different methods of resolving disputes including facilitative, advisory and determinative processes and understand the theoretical basis for the various approaches.
- understand the ethical issues facing dispute resolution professionals and others involved in dispute management
- have practised and begun to develop the interpersonal skills necessary for the successful resolution of disputes
- gain knowledge of standards applying to various dispute resolution processes
- have an awareness of NADRAC recommendations regarding Managing Disputes in Federal Government Agencies, developing Dispute Management Plans and the National Principles for Resolving Disputes
- gain knowledge around recent and ongoing development in options and approaches to resolving disputes.
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Indicative AssessmentThe assessment will likely consist of:
- Reflective Learning Journal (20%, 2000 wds)
- Research Essay (80%, 6000 wds)
Students must rely on the approved Means of Assessment which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery over 4 days)
2014 Intensive dates: 3-6 February
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThe prescribed text for this course is Sourdin, Alternative Dispute Resolution (Lawbook Co. Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 4th Ed)
The Course Outline with reading materials will be available approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Assumed KnowledgeNon-lawyers must have completed LAWS8015 Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1429||06 Feb 2014||06 Feb 2014||14 Feb 2014||20 Mar 2014||In Person||N/A|