Conflict in Groups: Forming Consensus & Resolving Problems

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AGSE202 & live stream

Group-work is tough, especially when members disagree, so how do we use disagreement constructively and how can we move from disagreeing to getting things done? Do we always have to agree on everything? What if someone just won’t let something go? In this workshop, students learn to view conflict as a productive phase of group work – looking at disagreements as an initially helpful (if uncomfortable) process. Students examine how to have initially complex discussions then lead these towards more beneficial consensus, action and engagement from members.

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Group-work is tough, especially when members disagree, so how do we use disagreement constructively and how can we move from disagreeing to getting things done? Do we always have to agree on everything? What if someone just won’t let something go?

In this workshop, students learn to view conflict as a productive phase of group work – looking at disagreements as an initially helpful (if uncomfortable) process. Students examine how to have initially complex discussions then lead these towards more beneficial consensus, action and engagement from members.

Students will leave with:
1. A process for an initial conversation in groups that enables productive discussion
2. Methods for moving from discussion to consensus and action
3. Communication skills to make group members feel included and motivation, even during compromise

Workshop details
Date: 8th of May
Time: 2.30-4.30
Location https://swinburne.zoom.us/j/328446824
Presenter: Matthew Dunne, Leadership & Volunteering Officer

Live streaming is available, if you select this option we will email you a zoom link. Swinburne Online students more than welcomed to attend or live stream.

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