Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in Science
Digital course format: Two 2-hour video meetings (two separate groups) with additional video material and assignments (practicing techniques learned in the workshop and sharing participant’s experiences). Participants will have access to online material one week before their first online meeting. We will then discuss key concepts and assignments issued in the video material. The second meeting will take place one week later and will discuss exercises along with participants receiving personalized feedback on how to implement optimal communication strategies. Total workload: 13 hours (approximately 5 in video material, 4 in meetings, 2 in preparations, and an additional 2 in assignments).
Summary: As we progress in our careers, our jobs will increasingly require skilled management and negotiation. The way that we decide to interact with others will determine the quality of our collaborations, but also our job satisfaction. Negotiation skills are always in high demand; these skills apply to all aspects of communication, in and outside of the workplace. This course will help you recognize and improve your use of influence and persuasion. We will sharpen our negotiation skills by learning to assess positions and leverage power, without damaging long-term communication. We will look into common complaints that slow the progress of your work, and train in possible workplace scenarios. The aim of this course is to reduce possible frustration and to improve your work efficiency by reducing/resolving conflicts and avoiding miscommunications. Offline course work will include a reflection on your own communication style. Together we will work to reach a higher collaborative potential and smoother academic experiences
Methods: Training in conflict management, bargaining exercises, principled negotiation, identifying communication styles, persuasion