Finding Confidence in Conflict
Discussion on Conflict
Step 1 : In a 200-300 word post a.) analyze your typical/preferred fear response to conflict in the professional (or college environment) using Chrisian Kwame’s TED Talk Finding Confidence in Conflict. Do you typically fight, flight or freeze ? Does this strategy align with your goals? Explain. b.) Explain how compassionate curiosity might enhance your approach to conflict in order to attain your goals. How might you go about implementing compassionate curiosity and communicate a genuine desire to understand using empathy and respect in your approach to conflict? Explain.
Please note: You must first post your own original initial response (at least 200 words in length) before viewing the initial responses of your classmates.
Do not post a blank response first and then view the responses of your classmates as doing so will compromise the originality of your own response and result in points being deducted from your score on the assignment or a grade of “0” (zero).
Step 2 : Read at least 5 of your colleagues’ initial responses. Choose 2 to comment to. Each comment should be at least 100 words in length and add to the conversation (reflect on their experience, add your own examples, ask questions, respectfully debate what is said, etc.) Often a student will choose to comment on a response that was most helpful to them in understanding the course material better or one that they found interesting or intriguing.
· Complete Initial Response – 25 Points: Your initial response should demonstrate analysis (review the link labeled ‘ Analyzing versus Summarizing’ in Modules.) Your initial response should be fully developed addressing the question with adequate examples from the assigned reading and thoughtful explanation of why or how. A complete initial response is a minimum of 200 words in length.
· Two comments to colleagues – 20 Points: After you complete your initial response to an online question, you should read through several of your colleagues’ responses and choose at least two to provide a comment to. Often a student will choose to comment on a response that was most helpful to them in understanding the course material better or one that they found interesting or intriguing. Any comment to a colleague should adequately explain why you found your colleague’s response helpful, interesting or intriguing and be at least 100 words in length.
· Appropriate Integration of Course Concepts and Terms – 15 Points: your initial response should appropriately integrate course terminology and concepts from class materials.
· Organization, evidence of proofreading, spelling checked and proper capitalization– 10 Points: Your posts should demonstrate that you carefully proofread, be organized, free of spelling errors, typos and fragments and follow capitalization conventions.