Dialogue and Mediation Skills (HS 240A)
Thursday 2:00-4:50 pm
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.
- 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.