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Unit 5 Intro: Building Global Bridges

Congratulations—You have reached the Final Research Topic! You have surveyed the vital areas
of Conflict Management. In this Final Research Topic, we look at building global bridges for the
good news we have.

In Unit 2, we began with “How Do I Build Internal Bridges for Managing Conflict?” Remember
that we are all growing in these areas of Conflict Management, a major focus and time
commitment in our leadership.

In Unit 3, we went from managing our own internal bridges to coaching others to manage and
build intrapersonal bridges within themselves. In guiding people to “tell the story” we enter into
a conflict coaching process to assist others in connecting the external conflict with the conflict
that often takes place within oneself.

In Unit 4, we asked “How Do I Build Interpersonal Bridges for Work Relationship Conflict?” We
lead the person to create and envision the Best Story, that is, to envision the best possible
outcome to a conflict and lead a person in developing new skills.

In Unit 6, we focused on building Interorganizational Bridges. Effective leaders develop skills to
manage conflict between formal teams within organizations and between independent
organizations. The principles and practices involved in personal conflict management now
extend into guiding organizations to greater effectiveness.

In Unit 7, we look at Research Topic 5 to research and apply building global bridges. In our
increasingly global communications and businesses, we must learn to connect with other

We also view leaders other students interviewed to learn from them.

**NOTE: We will work to complete Strategy #3, a short review and strategy as you go forward in
your own conflict leadership calling and practice.

Remember the first steps of grace as the Lord comes to each of us to restore or increase our
relationship with Him. Devote time to this wonderful and strong love (see Psalm 62:11-12) and
continue in your peacemaking by reaching the world for peacemaking.


See Unit 7 Introduction above.

Upon completion of this assignment you should be able to:
? Integrate contemporary conflict management models and research with the student’s
own organizational and ministerial experiences.
? Help the student learn various approaches to conflict and negotiation in problem solving
on personal, organizational, and global/cultural levels.
? Articulate a heightened awareness of the role conflict plays in an organization.

? Textbook: Communicating in Global Business Negotiations: A Geocentric Approach

This assignment builds on Unit 2’s foundation building internal bridges, Unit 3’s focus on
building intrapersonal skills and Unit 4’s skills on building interpersonal bridges, and Unit 6’s
guide on building interorganizational bridges. In this Unit, we take the ultimate step to building
global bridges to other global and cultural organizations.
1. Read Chapters 3-7 in Global Business textbook.


This Self-Assessment provides an opportunity for evaluating one’s own perception of aptitude,
attitude, skills, strengths, and weaknesses in conflict management situations. This SelfAssessment
leads to creating strategic thinking and strategic goals in the Personal Leadership Conflict Strategy Action Plan at the end of the course. The outcomes, reflections, and strategies prepare you to complete a Personal Conflict Strategy Action Plan as a springboard to future leadership/management development.

Upon completion of this assignment you should be able to:
? Prepare for self-assessment within a strategic perspective toward future development.

? Textbook: Communicating in Global Business Negotiations: A Geocentric Approach
? Course Resources: Self-Assessment Guide
? Course Resources: Self-Assessment Summary Form

The Self-Assessment assignments create time and statistically verifiable instruments for personal growth strategies.

1. Review the Self-Assessment Guide below.
2. Do the Personal Report of Intercultural Communication Apprehension provided in Chapter 5 of the Global Business textbook.
3. Complete the Self-Assessment Summary Form below based on this Report.
4. Submit the Self-Assessment Summary form.

Self-Assessment Guide

STEP 1: Complete one brief Self-Assessment Summary Form for each assessment assigned.
(for example, if two assessments are assigned, complete two Self-Assessment forms).
The form includes:

1.Assessment: 1.1–The actual scores (or perceived outcome if no scores) for assessment

1.2–The interpretation of scores or outcome according to the instrument
or your own interpretation of the assessment for your leadership.

1.3—A brief reflection (3-5 sentences) based on the assessment.

2. Analysis: 2.1—A Present Strength You Already Have to Develop

2.2—A Second Present Strength You Already Have to Develop

2.3—A Weakness/Need to Manage

3.Action Plan:3.1—Action Step This Week to Develop Present Strength

3.2—Action Step This Week to Develop Second Present Strength

3.3—Action Step This Week to Manage Weakness/Need

STEP 2: Name your Self-Assessment Summary document in the following manner: Your Name-Unit #-SA

STEP 3: Submit Self-Assessment Summary Form in Word format to the appropriate dropbox by the due


Name:____________________________________ Course: ___________________________

Chapter and/or Self-Assessment Title:_____________________________________

1. Self-Assessment: Reflect on the assessment in terms of scores, interpretation, final evaluation, or other activity, etc.

1.1-Score from the Self-Assessment (or perceived outcome if no scores):

1.2-Interpretation Provided in the Self-Assessment:

1.3-Reflection (3-5 sentences):

2. Self-Analysis: Write a brief analysis in relation to this assessment/activity:

2.1-Present Strength You Already Have to Develop Based on this Week’s Assessment:

2.2-Present Strength You Already Have to Develop Based on this Week’s Assessment:

2.3-Weakness/Need to Manage Based on this Week’s Assessment:

3. Self-Action Plan: What are three specific behavioral action steps you will take today or in the next week develop each of your strengths and to manage your weakness/need: