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Monday, November 19, 2001

Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Seminar Nov. 30 

SALISBURY, MD---The Perdue Center for Professional Development at Salisbury University, in conjunction with the Center for Conflict Resolution, will be holding a one-day seminar on negotiations and conflict resolution on Friday, November 30, from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. in the Frederick Room of the Commons building, located on the SU campus.  The seminar fee of $75 includes continental breakfast and lunch. Pre-registration is required. 

During the seminar participants will learn how to transform conflict from a negative and destructive experience into a creative opportunity for change; come away with a powerful understanding of principled negotiation where interests and/or the keys to success operate at many levels; how to tap into interests and seal deals; and that attending to the other's desires, wants and needs in conjunction with your own help to create the platform for creative problem solving negotiations.

Seminar presenters include SU faculty members Dr. E. Patrick McDermott, assistant professor in the departments of Management and Accounting and Legal Studies in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, and Dr. Brian Polkinghorn, associate professor of conflict resolution and executive director of the Center for Conflict Resolution at Salisbury University. 

McDermott holds a B.S. in industrial and labor relations and an M.S. in collective bargaining from Cornell University.  He has a J.D. from Rutgers-Newark School of Law, an LL.M. from New York University, and a Ph.D. from School of Business and Public Administration at George Washington University.  He has written extensively on negotiation and dispute resolution including a book Alternative Dispute Resolution In The Workplace and within the past year in journals including the Cleveland State Law Journal, Dispute Resolution Journal, Southern Law Journal and Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations. 

Polkinghorn is a graduate of the program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts at Syracuse University and the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.  Polkinghorn has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard University, a Presidential Management Intern and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Fellow.  He has co-authored a book Reconcilable Difference: Turning Points in Ethnopolitical Conflict and three book chapters on international environmental conflict and negotiation.  He has also published in such journals as the International Journal of Conflict Management, the Journal of Practical Conflict Resolution and Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations.

For more information and/or register for the seminar contact Vinita Magoon at 410-543-6394 or vxmagoon@salisbury.edu or Carol Brady at 410-548-4481 or cmbrady@salisbury.edu.


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