ESXO 503: Dispute Resolution

2010-11-10 -

Weekend meeting date added. 8/6/10 – Meeting dates Changed. 7/12/10 – Credits Corrected.


71205 (for web registration)




Rebecca Todd






Fall 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Fri 10/1 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Fri 10/1 (5:00PM-8:29PM)
Fri 10/15 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Fri 10/15 (5:00PM-8:29PM)
Fri 11/5 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Fri 11/5 (5:00PM-8:29PM)
Fri 12/3 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Fri 12/3 (5:00PM-8:29PM)
Sun 12/5 (1:30PM-5:29PM)


Competency Areas Spring 2010 and earlier: RMC – Required alternate to ESX 601 Group Dynamics & Leadership; CB, Cert, EAO, EE, & IND – Elective
Competency Areas Fall 2010: RMC – elective; ASJS, CB, Cert, EE, SD, SDCC- Methods or elective
Restricted to Resource Management & Conservation students from July 13 – August 13; open to all ES students on August 14.

Each of us has negotiated for something. Some of us thrive on it; others shrink from the mere prospect. This course is designed to give participants the skills to be able to approach dispute resolution with confidence. We will examine some of the underlying theory regarding alternative dispute resolution. Most of our in-class time, however, will be spent actually negotiating. Through the use of case studies (the majority of which are environmental in nature) we will inhabit particular roles and endeavor to find a mutually agreeable resolution of the dispute.
Note: All students are required to read “Getting to Yes” by Fisher, Ury and Patton and “Difficult Conversations” by Stone, Patton & Heen prior to the first class meeting. There is also a $32 materials fee that will be collected by the instructor. One additional TBA class added.