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Conflict, democracy and facilitation

The aim of this course is to develop understanding on the role of democracy and facilitation in the design and facilitation of constructive group process and dialogue in order to manage conflicts and tensions within and between groups and organizations. The course addresses both the potential as well as limits of collaborative approaches to dealing with conflicts, and discusses the role of conflict in social change.

Information from the course leader

Important: Please visit this page regularly for updates and more information before the course starts


Welcome to the Conflict, Democracy and Facilitation (CDF) course! We look forward to meeting you all. The course starts on Monday, 16 January, 9.00am (sharp) in Room - Sal A241A, building Biocentrum

On this day you will meet course teachers, will be provided with all the practicalities of the course, and register to it. Hence, it is very important that you attend this session.

In the "Schedule" link on the right side of this page you find the course schedule. Please note that minor changes may occur to the schedule once the course begins.

This course page will be used only before the course starts. After we will use CANVAS, SLU's education online platform where you will find all course information and documents. You will receive an invitation to join the CANVAS page in your SLU email latest on Friday 13th of January. So please check your email before the course start. If you do not have an SLU email account, please contact and ask them to help you get access to the course Canvas page. You will get detailed information on how to use Canvas on the first day of the course.

For questions or comments about the course please contact

We look forward to meeting you all!

CDF Teachers

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is now closed

MX0148-30099 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for MX0148

Academic year 2023/2024

Conflict, democracy and facilitation (MX0148-30314)

2024-01-15 - 2024-03-19

Academic year 2021/2022

Conflict, democracy and facilitation (MX0148-30217)

2022-01-17 - 2022-03-23

Academic year 2020/2021

Conflict, democracy and facilitation (MX0148-30225)

2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23

Syllabus and other information

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Rural Development and Natural Resource Management - Master's Programme EnvEuro - European Master in Environmental Science Environmental Communication and Management - Master's Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Environmental Science Environmental science
Course code: MX0148 Application code: SLU-30099 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 100%