OTPIC Officially Retired
As of December 2, 2005, the Online Training Program on Intractable Conflict (OTPIC) has been officially retired, and is no longer open to new registrations.
The successor to OTPIC is a course called Dealing Constructively with Intractable Conflicts (DCIC). The new curriculum is built around one of our major projects, Beyond Intractability, and offers a much more extensive and informative set of learning materials than that available through OTPIC.
International Online Training Program On Intractable Conflict
Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, USA
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Just as reframing is often best accomplished with the help of an outside third party (or an insider partial who is acting as a mediator), scoping is also often done with the assistance of a third party. The third party can usually bring a broader and less biased view of the situation, and can help the parties see things that they did not see before. Experienced third parties can also explain how this conflict relates to others, either on-going or in the past, which helps the parties understand the scope of their problem. Since framing and scoping are usually done together by mediators, more information on assisted scoping and framing can be found in the write-up on Joint Reframing/Assisted Reframing.
Links to Examples of Assisted Scoping
Links to Related Approaches
All forms of Framing
Analysis of Similar Conflicts
Identifying and Involving all Potential Disputants
Understanding Historical Context
Recognizing Related Disputes
Links to Related Problems
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