Mandatory Elective for MPA students
MPA students have to complete 10 credits in total over the 2 years of the program; including the mandatory SFI. MPA students have registration priority
MAPP, MAIPA and Mundus MAPP students may choose up to 2 credits of M/E SFI-s if free slots are available
The Skills for Impact (SFI) program is a mandatory, applied element of the MPA program. The program aims to equip students with core vocational competencies that are of high value in the workplace. The SFI modules complement academic learning in the MPA and provide an important opportunity for practice-oriented learning and broad skills development
Managing conflicts, turning them into collaboration is one of these necessary skills.
Conflicts are unavoidable aspects of social life, inherent in all human relations. We respond to a conflict with strong emotions, perceive it as a threat, but it can be turned into an opportunity for individuals and communities.
The purpose of this workshop is to learn principles and practice skills necessary for preventing and resolving conflicts in two-party and multi-party settings.
Public policy is mostly dealing with contoversial issues, addressing tough problems with diverse stakeholders’ perspectives. In order to develop more effective public policy initiatives, people’s conflicting interests , needs and values have to be taken into consideration. The best way is to do it by engaging them into identifying issues, generating alternative proposals to address these issues and finding a creative way of problem-solving jointly.
In the public policy landscape dispute resolution processes - such as mediation and policy dialogue - are mobilizing resources, empowering people and contributing to more effective policy implementation.
The workshop is taylored to explore techniques for collaborative processes and to develop awareness of process manager’s role.
During the workshop simulations, case studies and questionnaires will be used, followed by discussions and theoretical inputs.