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Part 5 - Modules


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MAIN THEMESConflict transformation.
DURATION10-20 min.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVESTo introduce the topic on conflict management strategies.
To raise awareness about the different conflict management styles of the participants.
  
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES OR SERVICESPreparation:
Using a tape/string, make a long straight line in the middle of the room.

Instructions:
- Ask participants to position themselves opposite each other in pairs (with the line in between them) .
- Give them an assignment "to get the other participant to stand on their side of the line" .
- Tell them they have 3 minutes to accomplish their assignment.
- Observe them.
- After 3 minutes, ring the bell and ask participants to sit in a circle.

Debriefing:
Ask participants to share about what happened, and their insights on the activity that just happened:
- What did you think about accomplishing your assignment?
- Did any of you give in?
- Did you think about winning or losing?

Introduce the five Conflict Management Strategies (Cooperation - Competition - Collaboration - Avoidance - Accommodation)
Which strategy did the participants chose?
  
HUMAN RESOURCES 1 facilitator and at least 5 pairs (10 participants.)
MATERIALSWhite tape or string to make a straight line.
METHODOLOGY USEDExercise.