Wherever people work together, occasional conflict is inevitable. What sets one organization apart from another is how people respond to conflict when it does arise. This course views conflict as an ever-present component of any decision-making environment. It offers tools for understanding the nature of conflict and of individual and joint decision making processes; devising individual and group strategies that minimize the destructive consequences of conflict; and, identifying solutions satisfactory to all involved. Students will analyze decision-making situations, understand the stakes of all involved, identify the sources of conflict and design strategies that recognize the positive and sometimes negative pressures on cooperation.