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.

This course can be applied toward:


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, 2nd Ed. (2019)
    Raines, Susan S.
    ISBN: 9781538119938
  • 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 Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches, 3rd Ed. (2016)
Schwarz, Roger
ISBN: 9781119064398

*Please visit the student materials site:


Scott Woods

Scott earned his Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution for Nova Southeastern University. He also holds an MBA from the University of Redlands. His dissertation explored the social attitudes of the people of Northern Ireland and looked to further the understanding of the “Troubles”. His current research is looking at the assimilation of former paramilitaries and members of extreme factions back into society.

His background includes serving as a mediator the Maricopa County Superior Courts, and participating in several delegations to Colombia, Honduras, and Nicaragua to address social justice issues. Scott enjoys traveling to Central and South America, and often visits Colombia.