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CONF 795: Introduction to Problem-Solving

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An introductory skill training weekend on the facilitative method of the problem solving workshop, pioneered by John Burton, Herbert Kelman, and other scholar-practitioners in the field of conflict analysis and resolution. This training session is offered to graduate students who have an interest in developing or extending their practice skills following the PSW model.

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These 1- and 2-credit courses are scheduled non-conventionally using weekends, concentrated presentations, and intersession periods to develop advanced professional skills. Possible topics include marketing conflict resolution services, academic course design, training design, mediation, facilitation, family practice, fundraising, writing for publication, advanced field research techniques, and grassroots applications of conflict resolution.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

May be repeated.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites:

CONF 501 or 801, or permission of instructor.

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