Dialogue and Mediation

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Dialogue and Mediation Skills (HS 240A)

Fall 2014

Thursday 2:00-4:50 pm


Theodore Johnson


This course teaches dialogue and mediation skills that are particularly designed for work in the field of intercommunal conflict. A practitioner who is skilled in such work at both local and international levels will teach this course.

Course Objectives:

  • The course addresses the development and current state of the theories that inform the practice of mediation and intercommunal dialogue work.
  • Participants develop their skills to foster dialogue with individuals, groups and institutions on difficult and contentious issues.
  • Students will develop mediation skills that can help participants to reach consensus among parties with divergent interests and objectives in group, community and international disputes.
  • This course is a requirement for students who do not have substantial practical experience in this area, or who have not already undertaken an equivalent theory and skills learning course.

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