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EMPL5514 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Content
This unit develops the student's understanding of the dynamics of negotiation and dispute resolution. It considers theoretical approaches to negotiation through the lens of different negotiation scripts. The unit considers the relevance of concepts such as distributive bargaining, integrative and interest based negotiation, phases in negotiation, strategy, mediation and third-party intervention in dispute resolution, cultural difference and ethics. There is a focus on negotiations in the Australian workplace relations context but the subject matter of the unit has application in other contexts. Teaching involves the application of theory and research to practice.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a practical and critical understanding of core concepts in the scholarly literature on negotiation; (2) learn to reflect critically on their own practice of negotiation, and in doing so, understand how to improve their skills as a negotiator; (3) apply negotiation skills through a series of class based case studies, role plays and other activities; and (4) gain further experience through working in group situations in exercises and assignment tasks.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group project; (2) individual assignment; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
lectures/seminars: 5 sessions (7–8 hours each) over 6 weeks
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