SOWK 553 - Multi-Party Conflict Resolution

  • 3 credits

Theories, models, and skills required for design and guidance of multi-party conflict resolution in group, community and organizational settings.


SOWK 551 (Fundamentals of Mediation).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Conflict Management for Managers: Resolving Workplace, Client, and Policy Disputes, 1st Ed. (2013)
    Raines, Susan S.
    ISBN: 978-0470931110
  • Negotiation: Closing Deals, Settling Disputes, and Making Team Decisions*, 1st Ed. (2012)
    Hames, David S.
    ISBN: 978-1412973991
  • The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace (2005)
    Lederach, John Paul
  • The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for . . ., 2nd Ed. (2002)
    Schwarz, Roger
    ISBN: 978-0787947231

*Please visit the student materials site:


Scott Woods

Scott is Director of Programs with Colorado State University Division of Continuing Education. Prior to joining CSU, he served as a regional director of academic affairs, responsible for adjudicating over 5,000-student code of conduct cases on an annual basis. Scott’s background also includes serving as a mediator for the Maricopa County Superior Courts. Since 2010, Scott has served as volunteer with non-profit organizations serving Central America, in an effort to resolve natural resource and land conflicts.

Scott earned his Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University in 2006. He also holds a MBA and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Redlands.

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