This course builds on the material in Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution and Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution: Workplace Focus, and presents theory, skills and approaches for managing one's own angry feelings and behaviours, and responding to anger in others. Angry, hostile or resistant feelings and behaviours are commonly generated in conflict situations. Efforts to resolve the conflict may be ineffective if these feelings are ignored or denied. Topics such as anger triggers, self-management, defusing skills, the origins of personal expressions of anger and disengaging from angry encounters are explored. Emphasis is on self-awareness and skill development through small-group exercises.
PDS 001 Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution, or PDS 002 Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution: Workplace Focus. Recommended: PDS 185 Negotiation Skills Level I recommended.