NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION AND COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

PLA4NMC

2021

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 engagement processes as a means of enhancing community development. The issues that emerge from examining disputes and concerns that arise from changes to our physical, professional, community and personal environments are examined in order to provide a more advanced understanding of techniques for managing community conflicts and for fostering public participation in decision-making.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesEssay, role play, report

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically analyse the value of techniques used to resolve disputes and arrive at negotiated agreements and settlements
02. Critique and apply theoretical literature about the concept of community in relation to professional practice
03. Interpret and clearly communicate about issues of power and decision-making hierarchy as they apply to professionals, organisations and communities
04. Describe and analyse relevant examples of negotiation, mediation, and dispute resolution drawn from real life situations and circumstances
05. Develop and exercise a variety of mediation, negotiation & engagement techniques

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Essay (2,000 words) This assessment requires students to provide a critical analysis of a contemporary topic related to mediation and negotiation in the work place.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group/individual role play (2,000 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to prepare and present a role play in which they practice their mediation and negotiation skills.

N/AOtherCombinedNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

In class and online activities These tasks help students develop practical verbal, written & visual communication skills for the workplace.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 2 - 7
Twelve 3.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Essay (2,000 words) This assessment requires students to provide a critical analysis of a contemporary topic related to mediation and negotiation in the work place.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group/individual role play (2,000 words equivalent) This assessment requires students to prepare and present a role play in which they practice their mediation and negotiation skills.

N/AOtherCombinedNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

In class and online activities These tasks help students develop practical verbal, written & visual communication skills for the workplace.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5