Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management

Course & Seminar Schedule

All courses are held at SMU-in-Plano, 5228 Tennyson Parkway in Plano, Texas.

Regular classes meet one night per week for 10 weeks. Seminars are scheduled across two weekends. Study Abroad classes as noted on schedule.

The Course Catalog for All of the Simmons School programs is here

TERM SCHEDULE STARTS BELOW AFTER MESSAGES

Important Information:

  • For course syllabi, visit https://www.smu.edu/syllabus/
  • Questions about online registration? Click here
  • For more information on the Certificate in Executive Coaching, click here

  • To review the Dispute Resolution Student Handbook, click here 

Jan Term, October 23 - January 12, 2018

Registration Period: October 2 - 13, 2017


Evening classes are one night per week for 10 weeks. Seminars as listed.
Students using FA programs must take two classes per term

HDDR 6310 Research Methods

Monday
6:00pm - 10:15pm
John Potter
HDDR 6331 Family Mediation and Law

Pre-requisite: Mediation and Dispute Resolution
Course Fulfills the Texas Statutory Requirement for Domestic Relations (Family) Mediation
           
Tuesday
6:00pm - 10:15pm
Tom Hartsell
HDDR 6320 The Transformational Power of Self Awareness for Conflict Engagers

Wednesday
6:00pm - 10:15pm
Lisa Hancock
HDDR 6315 Communication and Dispute Resolution

Thursday
6:00pm - 10:15pm
Betty Snyder
Seminar Format Classes - Please note separate drop/withdrawal policies on registration form
HDDR 6322 Corporate Internships
Pre-requisite: Current Masters students with a minimum of 21 hours completed. 
 
  Click 
here for syllabus
  Click here to access the application for an Internship

Contact Jessica Lunce
 for additional information

Bob Barner
HDDR 6371 Transitional & Developmental Coaching

Required for the Executive Coaching Certificate
Two Weekends
Oct 27-29 & Nov. 3-5
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
 Bob Barner
HDDR 6364 International Conflict Management

Two weekends

Nov 3-5 & Nov 17-19
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
 Dan Rainey
HDDR 6380 Introduction to Conflict in Healthcare Settings

Required for the Certificate in Healthcare Collaboration and Conflict Engagement
Two weekends
Dec 1-3 & Dec 15-17
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
 John Potter

 

 

Spring Term, January 22 - March 29, 2018

Registration Period January 2 - 12, 2018

Course Syllabi will be posted at https://www.smu.edu/syllabus

                            

Evening classes are one night per week for 10 weeks, Seminars as listed.
All classes are 3 graduate credits


HDDR 6303 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Monday
6:00 - 10:15 pm
John Potter
HDDR 6326 Family Conflict: The 21st Century Family

Tuesday
6:00 - 10:15 pm
Angela Mitakidis

HDDR 6341 Employment Law

Tuesday
6:00 - 10:15 pm
Caryn Carson
HDDR 6323 Engaging in Conflict

Wednesday
 6:00 - 10:15 pm

John Potter
HDDR 6307 Practicum
Pre-Requisites: Mediation, Negotiation, Psych of Conflict, Foundations/Communication,  Extends through May Term.
         
Thursdays Tom Hartsell
HDDR 6322 Corporate Internships
Pre-requisite: Current Masters students with a minimum of 18 hours completed. 

Click 
here for syllabus
Click here to access the application for an Internship
Contact Jessica Lunce
for additional information
Bob Barner
Seminar Format Classes - Please note separate drop/withdrawal policies on registration form
 HDDR 6372 Performance Coaching
Required for Executive Coaching Certificate
Two weekends
Jan 26-28 & Feb 9-11
 Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun  8:30-5:30
Bob Barner
HDDR 6381 Engaging with Conflict in the Healthcare Workplace
 Required for Healthcare Certificate
Two weekends
Jan 26-28 & Feb 9-11
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
Ron Blumoff
HDDR 6327 Conflict Coaching
Two Weekends
Feb 2-4 & Feb 16-18
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
Patricia Porter
HDDR 6346 Organizational Consulting Skills
Two Weekends
Feb 23-25 & Mar 9-11
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
Bob Barner
HDDR 6347 Systems Design in Dispute Resolution
Two Weekends
Mar 2-4 & Mar 16-18
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
Ken Cloke
HDDR 6319 Psychology of Conflict
Two Weekends
Mar 9-11 & Mar 23-25
Fri 4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
Betty Snyder

 

 

May Term, April 9 - July 15, 2018

Registration Period March 19-30

 Syllabi will be available at https://www.smu.edu/syllabus

Evening classes are one night per week for 10 weeks. Seminars as listed.
All classes are 3 graduate credits unless otherwise noted.

 HDDR 6313 Advanced Mediation
 Pre-requisites: Psych of Conflict, Mediation, Negotiation
Monday
6:00 - 10:15 pm
John Potter
HDDR 6325 Neuroscience: The Role of the Brain in Emotion,
Collaboration and Conflict
Tuesday
6:00 - 10:15 pm 
Betty Snyder

HDDR 6324 Advanced Engaging in Conflict
Pre-requisite: 3 completed courses including Mediation;
Engaging in Conflict is recommended but not required

Wednesday
6:00 - 10:15 pm
John Potter
HDDR 6336 Career Coaching
 
Wednesday
6:00 - 10:15pm
Robert Barner
TBD HDDR 6320 Exploring Human Potential Thursday
6:00 - 10:15 pm 
Charlotte Barner
HDDR 6322 Corporate Internships
Pre-requisite: Current Masters students with a minimum of 18-21 hours completed. 
Click here for syllabus
Click here to access the application for an Internship
Varies
Bob Barner
Seminar Format Classes - Please note separate drop/withdrawal policies on registration form
HDDR 6361 Culture & Gender Negotiation
Two Weekends 
April 13-15 & April 20-22
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30- 5:30
Jackie Font-Guzman
HDDR 6303 Mediation and Dispute Resolution
Pre-requisite: Strongly recommend Negotiation
Course Fulfills the Texas Statutory Requirement
Two Weekends
April 20-22 & May 4-6
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30- 5:30
Angela Mitakidis

HDDR 6320 Collaboration in a Competitive World:
From Tribal Conflict to International Joint Ventures
Two Weekends

April 27-29 & May 4-6
Fri 4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
Ken Ideus
HDDR 6344 Organizational Change Management
Two Weekends
May 11-13 & May 18-20
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
Bob Barner
HDDR 6382 Role of a Healthcare Leader
Two Weekends
May 18-20 & June 8-10
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
Kim Siniscalchi
HDDR 6315 Communication and Dispute Resolution
Two Weekends
June 1-3 & June 8-10
 Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
Betty Snyder

SUMMER Term, June 12 - July 14, 2017

Registration Period May 30 - June 9

 

Evening classes are two nights per week for 5 weeks. Seminars as listed.
All classes are 3 graduate credits 
Students using financial aid programs must enroll in two classes per term to remain in compliance

Seminar Format Classes - Please note separate drop/withdrawal policies on registration form

HDDR 6346 Organizational Consulting
Two weekends
 Click here for syllabus

June 23-25 & June 30-July 2
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
 Bob Barner 

HDDR 6353 Generational Conflict
Two Weekends
Click here for syllabus

June 16-18 & July 7-9
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30    

Steve Joiner

STUDY ABROAD GREECE
One Week Seminar
June 17 - 24, 2017
Betty Snyder

 

FALL Term, August 7 - October 13, 2017

Registration Period July 10 - 21

 

Evening classes are one night per week for 10 weeks. Seminars as listed.
All classes are 3 graduate credits 
Students using financial aid programs must enroll in two classes per term to remain in compliance

HDDR 6303 Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Monday
6:00 - 10:15pm
Angela Mitakidis

HDDR 6319 Psychology of Conflict

Tuesday
6:00 - 10:15pm

Betty Snyder
HDDR 6367 Restorative Justice             
Wednesday
6:00 - 10:15pm
Robyn Short

HDDR 6307 Practicum
Pre-Requisites: 15 credits including Mediation, Negotiation, Psych of Conflict
Class extends over both Fall and Jan Terms

Class Meetings: Tuesdays

Tom Hartsell
Seminar Format Classes - Please note separate drop/withdrawal policies on registration form
HDDR 6322 Corporate Internships
Pre-requisite: Current Masters students with a minimum of 18 hours completed.

Click here to access the application for an Internship

Varies
Contact Jessica Lunce for additional information or to apply

Bob Barner
HDDR 6302 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Two Weekends

Aug 11-13 & Aug 25-27
Fri. 4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30

John Potter
HDDR 6370 Assessment and Interviewing
Required for the Executive Coaching Certificate
Two Weekends

Aug. 11-13 & Aug. 25-27
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
Bob Barner

HDDR 6304 Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Two Weekends

 Sep. 8-10 & Sep. 15-17
 Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
 Jeff Jury

HDDR 6351 Workplace Conflict
Two Weekends

Sep. 22-24 & Sep. 29-Oct. 1
Fri.4-9pm Sat/Sun 8:30-5:30
Joey Cope