Units of Study

PACS6913 - Conflict in Organisations

Summer Early, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Stephen John Lancken
Email: steve.lancken@sydney.edu.au


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.


1500wd paper (25%) and 3000wd paper (50%) and class presentation (15%) and participation (10%)


1x2-hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive



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