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Training the mindSET: Training course 17-18 March 2021; Training course TBD April 2021 (same course)

Module: Group Dynamics and Conflict Management

Trainers: Edyta Malicka, Paolo Biscari

The course covers topics and issues from two subject areas: Group Dynamics and Conflict Management, with particular emphasis on leadership issues in group processes.

The topics of Group Dynamics relate to key theories of group dynamics, characteristics of groups and group phenomena, in-group dynamics:

  • Formation
  • Joining
  • Cohesion
  • Structure
  • Group types
  • Groups and types of tasks
  • Social influence in the group: Roles, norms, status; group impact on individuals, group performance and process loss, group decisions and inter-group dynamics, group and leadership

The topics of Conflict Management include basis and origins of conflicts, conflict models and types of conflicts (personal/organisational/inter-group conflicts), conflict resolution, escalation and mediation.

We will use a variety of teaching methods including case studies, group exercises (role play, etc.), working on participants’ examples, feedback, reflection and discussion, exchange of experience.

Participation in the course will allow you to get the learning outcomes that will be valuable in complicity in research teams during present and future scientific activity – as a team member, leader or creator.

The key learning outcomes are as follows: Be able to identify and analyze factors driving group dynamics, increase understanding of the importance of roles, norms and structure in groups, be able to identify sources of conflicts, know how to solve conflicts constructively.

The acquired skills will prepare you for the phenomena and challenges of working in teams, co-creating and using the potential of team to achieve success in scientific and research work.

As a prerequisite for the training, students will receive access to a MOOC entitled 'Managing Conflicts' and are asked to enroll and to complete it before the start of the online training.


Please note that the same course is offered at two different dates.

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