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Field teaches negotiation and conflict resolution both to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Maryland. He participates in executive training programs through the School of Public Affairs Office of Executive Programs and is affiliated with the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education. Dr. Field applies these skills in community level work, and continues his active interest in issues of housing innovation. He brings to these activities an understanding of the public and private sector concerns about policy, regulatory and consensus building having served with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy and with the National Association of Home Builders. He has published on housing policy, regulatory practice, consensus building and negotiation.

Areas of Interest
  • Negotiation, conflict resolution, housing
3 Credit(s)

Enhances the student's negotiation and leadership skills for managing differences between individuals and groups. Students study the nature of conflict, learn how to handle two and multiparty conflicts, exerting leadership where there are no hierarchy leaders, and explore the impact of facilitators and mediators on the negotiating process. Blends skill building exercises and theory discussions about the behavior of groups and individuals in groups to understand negotiation dynamics. Restricted to students in a major in PLCY.
Schedule of Classes

Faculty: Charles Field