2018 Summer School Subject List

Conflict in Organisations (PACS6913) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Peace and Conflict Studies
Level: Postgraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1) Mr Steve Lancken - steve@negocio.com.au

(1) Dr Wendy Lambourne - wendy.lambourne@sydney.edu.au
(2)  SSPS Admin - ssps.admin@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 23 Jan 2017 
End Date: 28 Jan 2017 
Capacity: 30 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 04 Jan 2017 
Census date: 30 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 30 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


People spend a large part of their lives dealing with organisations. Organisations require close proximity and communication between people, often under pressure. This unit analyses organisations and diagnoses dysfunctional practices. It explores conflict/consensus theories and organisational politics. Culture and the relevance of peace with justice in the workplace are explored, and theory and skills that lead toward satisfying outcomes are examined and practiced. Students will learn to apply tools to resolve conflict in the workplace and achieve peace with justice.


Class participation 25%, Debate (1000 words) 25%, Research assignment 50%


Start Date: 23 Jan 2017     End Date: 28 Jan 2017

Lectures: Jan 23, 24, 25, 27 and 28: 9:30 - 17:00 hrs


Mackie Seminar Rooms 107 & 114


There is not a course reader for the course. There will be a huge number of possible reading opportunities that will be listed on Blackboard Learning. Students will be directed how they can get the most from their reading in the classes and will be provided with a Bibliography and Further Readings list.