UT Dallas 2020 Graduate Catalog

OB6375 - Mediation Process and Practices

OB 6375 Mediation Process and Practices (3 semester credit hours) Executive Education Course. This course explores the dynamics of third-party mediation as a strategy to assist two or more parties in reaching agreement on a course of action to resolve a dispute or to address some other challenge. Building on an understanding of mediation methods that have appeared in history and in many cultures, students will review and critique modern methods, and have an opportunity to practice a generic model that can be customized to fit organizational, community, and family topics. Ethics and professional practice topics will equip students to introduce new skills in settings where mediation skills can be used to help parties control costs and increase satisfaction in dispute situations. This course is offered in an online format only. (3-0) Y