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.
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Describe impact of anger on the collaborative approach to conflict.
- Describe the components of anger and angry behaviour.
- Identify own beliefs and behaviours associated with anger.
- Describe personal history of development of anger responses.
- Analyze the functions of anger.
- Identify own anger triggers.
- Describe the anger arousal cycle.
- Use strategies to manage own anger.
- Express own anger constructively.
- Display an increasing level of self-awareness regarding own effectiveness in managing own anger and responding to the anger of others.
PDS 001 Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution OR
PDS 002 Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution: Workplace Focus
Recommended: PDS 185 Negotiation Skills Level I