NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION AND COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

PLA4NMC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we aim to - (i) develop skills in, and a critical understanding of, the practical aspects of dispute resolution via negotiation, mediation and conciliation; and (ii) provide insights and skills in fostering community participation processes as a means of enhancing community development. Approximately half the unit is devoted to negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution of conflicts which arise in relation to development proposals. The issues that emerge from examining disputes and concerns that arise from development proposals are examined in order to provide a more advanced understanding of techniques for managing community conflicts and for fostering public participation in decision-making.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Enrolment in a Planning postgraduate degree, or enrolment in ABURE or ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD, or co-ordinator's approval.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDeveloping communities for the future: community development in Australia,RecommendedKenny, S.NELSON AUSTRALIA 1994
ReadingsEveryone can win: how to resolve conflict,RecommendedCornelius, H. and Faire, S.SIMON & SCHUSTER 1991
ReadingsUnderstanding small rural communities and the consultation process,RecommendedWolsenholme, R.RURAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE UNE 1995

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess the value of techniques used to resolve disputes and arrive at negotiated agreements and settlements

Activities:
Lectures, class discussion, report on conflict/dispute, essay, group/individual role play, reflective essay on the role play
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Critique and apply theoretical literature about the concept of community in relation to professional practice

Activities:
Lectures, class discussion, interviews, and community consultation plan
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Demonstrate understanding of the expectations and demands placed on persons with legal and organizational responsibilities and the issues associated with a power and decision making hierarchy, and who are operating in public statutory decision making organisations

Activities:
Lectures, class discussion, report on conflict/dispute, essay, group/individual role play, reflective essay on the role play
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Describe and analyse relevant examples of negotiation, mediation, and dispute resolution drawn from real life situations and circumstances

Activities:
Lectures, class discussion, report on conflict/dispute, essay, group/individual role play
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

05. Develop and exercise techniques to work in an advocacy situation on behalf of a client in an adversarial or conflict situation

Activities:
Lectures, class discussion, report on conflict/dispute, essay, group/individual role play, reflective essay on the role play
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

06. Identify the issues applicable to and the expectations and demands placed on employees and employers working and living in communities

Activities:
Lectures, class discussion, report on conflict/dispute, essay, group/individual role play, reflective essay on the role play
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

07. Read, discuss and analyse relevant articles and extracts that examine the theory and practice of negotiation, mediation, and dispute resolution

Activities:
Lectures, class discussion, report on conflict/dispute, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Five 7.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Includes field visits."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (1700 words)35 03, 06, 07, 01
Group/individual role play (equivalent 1200 words)30 03, 06, 05, 04, 01
Reflective essay on the role play (800 words)10 01, 03, 05, 07, 06
Report on conflict or dispute 800 words25 01, 03, 06, 07