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Positions often conflict, Interests rarely do

Author: Julie Tietz

At the end of this tutorial, the learner will understand that parties in conflict can often have their interests met by moving away from positions

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Terms to Know

An action, belief, or physical item that a party perceives as important or essential to his/her satisfaction or happiness.


A particular way of getting an interest met, but not necessarily the only way of getting that interest met.

Positional/Distributive Bargaining

A form of negotiation in which elements of each party's positions are seen as things to be traded back and forth in an effort to get needs partially met.

Shared/Mutual (Joint) Interests

Interests held by all parties to a conflict.