Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (LNCR) 565

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

LNCR 565

Delivery Mode: Online

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: None

Faculty: Faculty of Business

Program: Leadership and Management Development

Manager: Helen Lam, PhD, CPHR

This 4-week course is worth 1-credit of graduate-level study.

Course Overview

This course aims to improve the learner’s understanding of negotiation strategies and processes, considering the situational context, the relationship aspect, and the goals of the negotiation. With a focus on business negotiation, the course offers tips on the preparation work and the applicable techniques relevant to a chosen strategy. The course also briefly introduces the role and types of third-party intervention for negotiations and conflict resolution. Finally, it addresses issues related to cross-cultural negotiations, as workforce diversification and globalization of organizations have made these increasingly important.

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Negotiation Strategies
  • Lesson 2: Negotiation Planning
  • Lesson 3: Negotiation Process
  • Lesson 4: Third-Party Conflict Resolution and International Negotiations

Course Objectives

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define key negotiation concepts and use these terms appropriately in a negotiation context;
  • Use different negotiation strategies for different situations, as appropriate;
  • Practice methods of value creation in integrative negotiations;
  • Give proper emphasis to negotiation planning;
  • Identify the tactics in distributive and integrative negotiations, and apply techniques to overcome negotiation barriers;
  • Consider using third-party interventions, including mediation and arbitration, as appropriate in a relevant negotiation circumstance;
  • Demonstrate awareness in and sensitivity to cross-cultural issues in negotiations.

Student Evaluation

Students will be evaluated based on their participation in weekly online discussions (48%), a case negotiation (team) assignment (12%), and one individual written assignment (40%). To pass the course, students must achieve 60% or more on the discussion participation component and 60% or more as a combined average on the other credit activities.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.