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Conflict Management Level 3 100 Hours Certificate Course
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Conflict Management course online. Learn strategies to manage conflict effectively. Age conflict can destroy relationships and lead to increased stress, or it can improve our relationships and give us a greater sense of control over ourselves and our environments. Explore the causes and effects of conflict. Learn how to manage it through effective communication, active listening, and problem solving. Develop your ability to use facilitation, negotiation or mediation in group situations to achieve win-win solutions.
This course is accredited by ACCPH and allows you to join as a professional member after completion. Membership allows you to add the letters MACCPH after your name (post-nominals).
This course has been accredited by the CMA – The Complimentary Medical Association. On completion of any qualifying module, you can join as a “Fully Qualified Practitioner” and be entitled to use the post-nominal latters “MCMA” after your name. CMA Full Membership is a privileged position and the fact that you have been accepted for CMA Membership demonstrates that you have a clear commitment to standards and professionalism. CMA Members in all categories are recognised as the elite in their field.
This accredited Level 3 course is ideal at those working in, or wanting to work in:
- Marriage guidance
- Council positions
- Correctional services
- Personnel Departments
- Customer Service Industries
- and many more…….
Lesson Structure: Conflict Management BPS201
1 Conflict Management and Anger
- Conflict Handling Techniques: Conflict Handling Styles, Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Conflict Management Strategies
- Anger: Approaches to Anger, Anger Management, Anger Management Techniques, Strategies for Dealing with Anger in Yourself and Others
- Channels of Communication
- Listening: Stages of Listening, Obstacles to Listening, Empathic Listening, Ground Rules, More than Listening,Listeners in Control, Emotions, Separate People from the Problem, Traps for Listeners
- Negotiation: Definitions, The Establishment Group, The Community Group, Bargaining in Negotiations, Win-Win Bargaining/Integrative Bargaining, Being a Skilled Negotiator
- The Joint Problem Solving Approach: Characteristics of Effective Negotiating Behaviour, Writing a Brief, Guidelines for Negotiating, Negotiation Mistakes, Emotions, Dealing with Difficult People, Finding a Solution
- What is Mediation?
- When is Mediation called for?
- The Mediator’s Responsibilities
- Mediation Process: Mediation Model 1, Mediation Model 2, Case Study – Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Facilitation: Preparing for a Facilitation Meeting
- Attributes of a good Facilitator: Stress, The Fight or Flight Response
- Symptons and Effects of Stress: Confidence in Conflict Management
- A Stress Management Response Program
6 Balance of Power
- Problems with Negotiation: Re-entry, Power Imbalance, Dealing with Power Imbalances, Verbal Bullying, Asking Questions, Information and Experience, Agenda Setting, Role-plays, Needs Exploration, Ending the Meeting
7 Discussion and Group Work
- Managing Group Conflict
- Group Conflict Management Exercises: Anger Exercises, Listening Exercises, Negotiation and Mediation Exercises, Joint Problem Solving Exercises, Role Play Exercises
- Conducting Structured Exercises in Small Groups: What to Avoid, Evaluation
- Crisis Analysis: Responses to crisis (Physical, Mental, Emotional, Behavioural), Guidelines for Approaching a Crisis Situation
- Interventions: Principles of Crisis Intervention, Goals of Crisis intervention, Crisis Intervention Techniques, Debriefing
Learning Goals: Conflict Management BPS201
- Describe the nature of human conflict and ways to manage it.
- Explain the importance of listening when dealing with conflict situations, and appreciate different listening techniques.
- Define negotiation and discuss the process of negotiation
- Define mediation and discuss the process of mediation
- Define facilitation and discuss the process of facilitation
- Discuss problems that may arise through negotiation, in particular, balance of power and its connotations
- Explain the importance of working in groups as a means of learning how to deal with group conflicts
- Explain ways of understanding and dealing with different types of crisis.
Practical (Set Tasks)
- Different types of conflict handling styles
- Dealing with Anger
- Controlling listening and Traps for listeners
- Empathic listening
- Negotiation between community and establishment
- Practical suggestions for negotiation, breaking the rules, alternatives
- Responsibilities of a mediator, mediation processes, agreements, team work, settling behaviours
- Factors influencing the balance of power
- Role play
- Conducting structured experiences in small groups
Conflict is destructive when it:
- Diverts energy away from important work or other issues (consider, much scientific and social progress has been made during war times. This is not to say that war is good, but that conflict can encourage progressive thought and action)
- Destroys morale
- Polarises groups
- Deepens differences in values
- Produces violence
Conflict is constructive when it:
- Opens up and clarifies important issues and helps solve them
- Increases involvement of individuals in important issues
- Makes communication more authentic
- Releases pent-up emotion, stress or anxiety
- Helps build group cohesiveness
- Helps individual growth, provided there is reflection on the conflict
This course will provide you with a range of conflict management techniques. You will gain an understanding of conflict and how we can work to avoid conflict.Â Learn a wide variety of things, through a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research, practical tasks, etc. Develop your ability to manage conflict situations, as a counsellor, manager, supervisor, or simply a concerned person.
Excerpt from the Course
When groups negotiate, they will usually expect there to be some give and take. They may have related goals, that they cannot accomplish alone, but they usually do not want exactly the same thing. This interdependence can lead to a win-lose or win-win situation and the type of negotiations used will vary according to this.
The groups will either try to
- Force the other group into meeting their demands
- Modify their opposing positions
- Move towards a compromise
- Invent a solution that meets the objectives of all parties
Once negotiation has started, the attitude as well as the skill and experience of the negotiators will determine the particular success or failure of a session. In its crude form, negotiation can be seen as bargaining, sometimes even as a game.
One of the key causes of change is the mutual adjustment that can occur during a negotiation. Both parties will be aware that if they can influence the other party, then the other party can influence theirs. Effective negotiators will attempt to understand how people adjust and readjust their positions based on what the other group does or is expected to do. Parties may exchange information and try to influence each other. The process of making concessions and give and take is necessary for a settlement to be agreed upon. If one party is not willing to accept any proposals, there may be a breaking off of negotiations.
Conflict often arises between an “establishment” group (e.g. Municipal council, police or business management) and a “community” group (e.g. association of tenants, a workers’ association or parents’ committee). It also arises between two individuals where one or both parties wishing to tackle conflict issues. Negotiation is called for, sometimes urgently, but how can we start to arrange it? It is useful to begin by looking objectively at the nature of the two groups. Here are some of the main differences:
|The Establishment Group||The Community Group|
|Often a single entity (church, government department)||Often a group of autonomous organisations. Membership fluid and not always clearly defined.|
|A permanent institution||Usually a temporary or ad-hoc grouping of organisations|
|Stable||Stability can fluctuate|
|Clearly defined structure||Loose structure|
|Usually clear lines of authority (Can move outside formal structure)||Unclear power structure; shifts of power not uncommon|
|Usually capable of quick action||Action may require lengthy consultation with membership. Extended internal negotiation may be required before decision making.|
|Primary concern is usually with substantive programs (e.g. implementation of specific laws or regulations)||Often perceives issues in terms of justice, fairness and other beliefs related to human rights|
|More power and resources||Less power and resources|
The above comparisons provide a general background to the main problem, which is that of getting negotiation procedures started. It is also important to analyse the specific reasons why either or both parties are not willing or ready to come to the negotiating table in a specific situation. This will indicate the areas in which facilitative groundwork has to be done, either by members within the groups, or by third parties. Here are some of the reasons which may prevent constructive negotiation.
The Establishment Group
- Doesn’t recognise the problem
- Doesn’t recognise the seriousness of the problem
- Believes conditions will improve without negotiations
- Doesn’t acknowledge the legitimacy of the protest group
- Doesn’t trust the protest group
- Doesn’t believe the protest group is representative of the community
- Doesn’t believe the group can sustain the protest
- Lacks the political support necessary from its constituency to negotiate with this group at this time, on this issue
- Bad timing, overriding political concerns (imminent election contract renewal)
- Doesn’t want to give up power or resources
- Would appear to be backing down if it agreed to negotiate
- Is bound by strong ideological background
The Community Group
- Needs time to build community support
- Needs protest activity to gain community support
- Needs time to heighten community awareness
- Hasn’t finally decided on what is and what is not negotiable
- Internal dissension (power struggle for leadership
- Personal agendas of leaders (fear of losing jobs or losing elections)
- Doesn’t trust the establishment
- Wants to go to court for legal precedent
- Would appear to be backing down if it agreed to negotiate
- Bound by strong ideological principles
EBook to Compliment this Course
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by the Staff of ACS
Leadership eBook course online. What makes a good leader? Is it an innate personality trait or a skill that can be aquired? This book is an excellent guide to the theories and practice of leadership. It is full of interesting facts about social dynamics and examples of leadership styles. For those who are curious or in need of some leadership skills, this book will provide both entertainment and advice.
Leadership is a two-way relationship and it is important to recognise this. If there are no followers, there is no leader. Leadership therefore involves the obedience and willingness of followers. Leadership is also based on good will and cooperation. Leadership can exist through force and threat, but a leader will not usually maintain this relationship for long. Leadership can also be specific to a certain situation.
There are differences between leadership and power.
Where leadership generally suggests that following the leader is optional, power suggests an ability to control or command others, where the person does not have the option to follow – they are either forced to follow, or are so overwhelmed by the power that they follow without thinking. When we think of historical leaders, we generally think of people that inspired others to greatness, such as Nelson Mandela or Mahatma Gandhi. If we think of people in history with a lot of power, we think of political dictators, or people such as Adolf Hitler, who had control over people without them necessarily having a choice. Power, of course, does not have to be a bad thing. In combination with high integrity, a leader with power can create the extraordinary.
In the home environment, the difference between power and leadership can be demonstrated in a different way – a baby has the power to change the behaviour of his/her parents, but this influence is not the same as leadership in the family.
Is there a specific personality that demonstrates that a person is a “great leader”? Whilst some personality traits lead to a natural inclination to be a leader, personality traits will not necessarily determine a person’s leadership aptitude.
A leader may also have other qualities such as superior tact, superior intelligence, superior strength, superior knowledge, superior oratory skills, or superior power. Some or all or none of these can lead to attaining leadership. These things may be important, but they are not necessarily essential. It is also the ability to set new goals and reach new expectations for themselves and for the group they influence.
CHAPTER 1 NATURE, SCOPE & SCALE OF MODERN LEADERSHIP
- What is leadership?
- The nature of leadership
- Leadership and group behaviour
- The roles of leaders
- Functions of leadership
- Leadership and motivation
CHAPTER 2 LEADERSHIP TOOLS
- Leadership training
- Personal skills
CHAPTER 3 LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS
- Modern contingency approach
- Leadership expectations
- Managing group values
CHAPTER 4 PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS
- Group dynamics
- Problem solving
- Case study
CHAPTER 5 RECENT HISTORY OF LEADERSHIP
- Leadership styles
- Situational factors
- Decision making
CHAPTER 6 CHOOSING A LEADER & LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
- Leadership selection criteria
- Types of leaders
- How people become a leader
- Risk factors
- Leadership opportunities
CHAPTER 7 CASE STUDIES
- Specific cases
- The dark side of leadership
- World leaders
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Due to our years of experience and wide range of online courses, here are a list of our FAQs and Answers asked by Students.
Q. Do I need to buy text books?
A. No, you are not required to purchase expensive text books for any of our courses, since each module has been written by highly qualified tutors and writers, and our courses are updated on a regular basis, adding new information, methods and knowledge. You are supplied with all “essential” references. Extra books are always useful though, especially for special projects. Tutors will advise you what to buy if you decide you would like to have extra reading material, but it is not essential. Check out our eBookstore if you’re looking for a starting point.
Q. What sets the Academy apart from other institutions?
A. A unique feature of our courses is that we combine knowledge of the subject matter with practical tasks (set tasks, found at the end of each lesson). So you get to do practical components in each lesson. The benefits of this approach are immense: – your skills and knowledge are developed to a much higher level not normally found at other distance learning institutions.
Q. How do the practical exercises (set tasks) work?
A. The practical component of each lesson can be in the form of : Field Research, Networking and Analysis, Conducting Surveys, Growing, Collecting, Photographing and Processes.
Q. Can I pay by instalments?
A. Yes, you can view all available payment options here.
Q. Are there any hidden costs?
A. There are no hidden extras – the tuition fee covers all course material, unlimited tutor support, assignment marking/feedback and any text books where specified and exams. The only extras are for the public examinations fees for the ICB Bookkeeping course and the RHS (Royal Horticulture Society) exams.
Q. Are your courses up-to date?
A. Our courses are continually updated. The course content is rapidly updated and improved without the red tape and bureaucracy experienced at other educational institutions.
Q. Do you have a Cancellation policy?
A. We have a cancellation policy that is fair and equitable. For further details please click here.
Q. What Recognition do you have?
A. The Academy for Distance Learning has various forms of recognition:
These include TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) – an Ofqual Awarding Organisation – ADL is an approved TQUK Centre.
IARC – International Approval Registration Centre, approved member. Accredited Training Provider for ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) and Approved Distance Learning Provider for the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) and many more. Our graduates come from many parts of the world and have used our qualifications for successful employment and progression onto higher education. To view our full list of recognition and memberships please click here,
Q. Will I have any opportunity to engage with other students?
A. We have a Student Community group based on facebook! If you don’t have a facebook account already, you could make one just for talking with fellow students on the group.
Q. Why should I enrol with the Academy for Distance Learning?
A. Here at the Academy our students are our priority – we treat every student as a unique individual. This philosophy allows us to nurture those who are “slow and steady” learners rather than letting them fall through the cracks, while catering for those who are in a hurry to complete.
Q. Can I study from anywhere in the world?
A. Our courses are available to anyone, anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. The course content is relevant to any country, culture or economy.
Q. Completing the course- how long will it take?
A. Completion of modules varies from student to student. Many factors come into play such as work commitments and family life- there are always distractions. Some students work quicker than others. For a 100 hour module many students will take up to 3- 6 months, others take less time and some are even longer. It’s all up to you. There is no pressure to complete or deadline to finish. Naturally, longer courses will take more time.
Q. What learning formats are there?
A. Your enrollment comes with the Online Classroom study option by default. For a small additional cost you also have the options of USB or Correspondence.
USB: Your course is sent to you on a USB stick, so that you can carry it in your pocket. Ideal for those with unreliable internet connections. This option is an additional £5/module
Correspondence: You download the course content and then print your own copy to your requirements. You can then bind the lessons to suit your needs.
Q. Assessment – how does it work?
A. For each 100 hour module you are assessed by assignments (at the end of each lesson) and a final one and a half hour exam (or you may elect to complete a project instead of sitting the exam) – the choice is yours – you sit for the exam in your own location, or you can visit us in Canterbury, England to sit the exam if want to. Exam fees are included in the tuition fee you paid. You can read more about the examination process here. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment. You submit it to the academy who then submits it to the tutor for marking, comments and feedback. Our policy is to have a grade for you within 5 to 7 days.
Q. How many assignments do I need to complete for each module?
A. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment – so if a course has say, 10 lessons there would be 10 assignments. The number of lessons per module varies from module to module. See the course content from our website for further details.
Q. When do I have to hand in my first assignment?
A. There is no deadline for handing in the first assignment. Submit when you are ready. There are some students who hand in assignments within the first couple of weeks of enrolment – while there are others who submit their work 6 months later. It’s all at your own convenience to suit you. Everyone has different work and home commitments and we cater to these needs.
Q. I am having difficulty attending workshops/industry meetings, what can be done?
A. If your course requires attendance at workshops, conferences, or industry meetings; alternative arrangements can be made in your country; however, there may be an additional expense. We can appoint an appropriately qualified person anywhere to work through curriculum documentation supplied by us, to satisfy the requirements set down in a course.
Q. What qualification will I receive?
A. For individual modules, you would receive a Certificate (providing you complete all assignments and the exam). If you just want to complete the assignments only, then a Letter of Achievement would be awarded. For more details on qualifications awarded please click here.
Q. Is there a next level to progress to?
A. Yes – you can progress from one module to a combination of many modules and to higher qualifications i.e. Advanced Certificates, Diplomas and Higher Advanced Diplomas. Read more about course levels here.
Q. Can I customize my diploma/higher qualification?
A. Not all educational institution’s certificates /diplomas meet everyone’s needs. The opportunity to design your own diploma at the Academy (subject to our approval) is an added bonus, not found at other colleges. It’s a very popular option and widely used by many students. You quite simply choose the appropriate number of related modules needed to complete the qualification and submit them to us for approval as a custom diploma.
Q. What do I get when I complete the course? Will I receive a transcript?
A. At the completion of a 100-hour Certificate course and providing all assignments and exam have been completed, you will receive a Certificate and Transcript. The Transcript will list your GPA. Each 100-hour module is worth 3 credit hours.
Q. Do I have to sit for an exam?
A. Exams are optional but need to be undertaken in order to receive the Certificate or higher qualification. Exams are one and a half hours long. You appoint an adjudicator (subject to our approval) to supervise the exam. You sit for the exam in your own location. Its that simple.
Q. I don’t cope well with exams – what can I do?
A. If you feel you don’t cope well with exams you may elect to undertake a Project (set by the tutor) instead of sitting the exam. Many students prefer this option as they find researching the material for the project sharpens their research skills.
Q. If I don’t sit for the Exam do I still get a qualification?
A. If you don’t sit for the exam but complete the project alternative, you will still receive your endorsed qualification. If you don’t sit for an exam or complete a final project, providing you have completed all the assignments you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement.
Q. Do I have to sit for the exam at the Academy?
A. No – whilst you are more than welcome to come to our location in Canterbury, U.K. and sit the exam in our classroom; the more popular option is to sit for the exam in your own location. You appoint an adjudicator to supervise the exam. Click here for more information on that process.
Q. Our tutors – who are they?
A. We only employ tutors who have are currently active in their industry with at least 5 years of real-world experience. Not only are they highly qualified but also experienced, knowledgeable, and professional- experts in their chosen fields from all parts of the world.
Q. Can I contact my tutor at any time?
A. Yes- you have unlimited access to tutors. We strongly encourage students to develop a dialogue with their Tutor. This is why we encourage students to submit their first assignment fairly quickly at the beginning of the course.
Every Academy student is assigned a tutor who supports you throughout your course and beyond. Your tutor is there to guide and facilitate your learning and provides as much or as little individual contact as you would like. When you submit your coursework the tutor will give you feedback that helps you develop your ideas and provides motivation. For those who do like to have interaction with other students, the ADL discussion forum connects you to students from all over the world.
Q. How do I contact my tutor?
A. You have direct contact with your tutor by email through the Online Classroom. Alternatively, you can write, fax, email, or phone the academy. Leave a message if your tutor isn’t available and they will phone, write or fax back; whatever suits you.
Q. If I don’t understand a question or a lesson may I contact the tutor?
A. You may contact a tutor as often as you like. There is no additional charge or restriction on this service. Contact can be made via the Student Zone, email, or by phone.
Q. Practical work – How is this done?
A. To find out more about this part of the course please visit the section on How Our Courses Work here.
What your tuition fees include
There are no hidden extras
FAQ - RHS Theory Qualifications
If you require further details about any of the RHS industry recognised qualifications please, call one of our friendly RHS Course Advisors on +44 (0)1227 789 649 or email: [email protected]
Q: When can I Enrol/Start My RHS Course With ADL?
A: Anytime, Anywhere. There are no enrolment deadlines.
Q: I live Overseas. Can I Study From Overseas?
A: You can study any of the RHS theory qualifications overseas. All courses are offered in English. You will need to email RHS Qualifications direct to arrange sitting for your examination overseas.
Q: Is There a Time Limit for Completing an RHS Qualification?
A: At present there are no time limits. However, RHS is contemplating in the future, the introduction of course time-lines.
Q: Are There Any Entry Requirements (Pre-Requisites)?
A: The RHS Theory courses do not require prerequisites, previous experience or any knowledge of horticulture. You just need passion for all things horticulture.
Q: What Course Should I Start With First? I Am New To RHS Qualifications.
A: We highly recommend that you start with Level 2 – Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance.
Q: What Does ADL Course Material Include?
A: Includes Power Point Presentations, Videos and written course lessons.
Q: When Do Exams Take Place?
A: Exams are held on fixed dates in February and June of each year. You should register as a candidate at least 3 months before these dates, so please do not leave exam registration to the last minute
Q: Where Do I Take My Exams?
A: UK: You take the exams at the RHS Wisley Centre, located between Cobham and Ripley in Surrey or at other authorised RHS centres around the UK.
Overseas: please email RHS qualifications direct for centre information.
Q: Exam Pass Marks?
A: Module – pass 50%. Commendation 70%.
Qualification: 50% pass for all modules.
Commendation awarded for all modules.
Each question carries a value of 10 marks.
Q: I’m Not Happy With My Exam Results?
A: You have the opportunity to re-sit your exam at the next opportunity.
There are no restrictions on the number of re-sits you can take. The highest mark you achieve will remain.,