Conflict Resolution

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Introduction

Everyone faces conflict in their lives on a daily basis. It is an accepted and expected part of life. Conflict is not a problem in itself - it is what we do with it that counts. You can't avoid conflict in your life, at home, at work, and even at play. Wherever people interact, there is a potential for conflict. That is not bad news because good things can arise, and relationships can improve through conflict, provided conflict is managed with thought and attention. The bad news is that most of us are fairly limited in how we manage and resolve conflict situations, often throwing gasoline on the fire. It doesn't have to be that way.

Objectives
At the end of the report, the graduate students will be able to: 1.
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Competition 7. Tension 8. Violence 9. Destruction 10. Pain 11. War
Potential Productive Outcomes of Conflict: 1. Clarifying 2. Learning 3. Stimulating 4. Intimate 5. Courageous 6. Strengthening 7. Creative 8. Helpful 9. Enriching 10. Caring 11. Opportunity 12. Inclusive 13. Managing conflict constructively depends in large measure on clear, open, and honest communication

Conflict Resolution
Conflict resolution is conceptualized as the methods and processes involved in facilitating the peaceful ending of conflict. Often, committed group members attempt to resolve group conflicts by actively communicating information about their conflicting motives or ideologies to the rest of the group.

Nature of Conflict
Through the integration of participants' perspectives, interests, belief systems and values, conflict and conflict resolution play important roles in individual and social evolution and development. Conflict arises when one or more participants view the current system as not working. At least one party is sufficiently dissatisfied with the status quo that they are willing to own the conflict and speak up with the hope of being able to influence the situation to arrive at an improved condition. Conflict may be viewed as a process we put ourselves through to achieve a new condition and self-definition.
Through conflict we have opportunities to be creatively self-defining. If nothing else,
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