Children are born with negotiation skills. We develop those negotiation skills as we develop from childhood. What we try to do in the course is help people understand what skills they have, what strengths they have with those skills, what weaknesses they have, and how to use those skills to their best advantage as part of a negotiation process. The course is aimed primarily at those students that are interested in dispute resolution. The reality is the course can be aimed at absolutely anyone. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lawyer, an engineer, a doctor, a dentist. Really it is a question of what skills you have already got, and understanding both your strengths and your weaknesses as a negotiator. In so far as content for the course is concerned it’s primarily structured around a series of weekly negotiation exercises. We start with some fairly basic skills and then we move onto looking at the more esoteric type skills: emotional intelligence, heuristics, psychology and the like. What is it that makes people angry, what makes people trust people, what are the ethical issues involved when we are trying to resolve disputes and differences? The secondary way in which we structure the course is around what we call assignment essays. Every two weeks you are given an assignment to do. At the end of the assignment you’re asked to write a short essay about the assignment and we debrief the assignment at the end of the two week period. So those are the two primary methods by which we teach. Experience is from set negotiation exercises, experience of carrying out tasks away from the classroom. A simple example would be, away from a classroom, go and negotiate a discount. The third way is that you are asked to write a weekly journal about what you’ve learnt about your strengths and weaknesses in the negotiation process. We provide you feedback on your weekly journal at the end of each week. On top of that there is a long form essay at the end of the end of the course. No set topic, we agree a topic that is of interest to you, and you write an essay on that particular topic, again focusing on the negotiation features. So the idea is that the student comes away fully understanding what the toolkit is that they’ve got when it comes to trying to use negotiation as a way of resolving dispute and difference.