Briefly state the conflict in terms of the core problems (not positions) involved. How is the problem currently framed, expressed to uninvolved parties?

CONFLICT

Briefly state the conflict in terms of the core problems (not positions) involved.

This should be “the story” providing information that “takes the reader there” – who, what, timeline, context. You might have someone in one of your class activity groups review this section to see if you provide adequate information. Your focus is more on the manifest issues here (the toilet seat).

In summary,

how is the problem currently framed, expressed to uninvolved parties? What is said to be the desired outcome? You might think in terms of “interests/wants” (e.g., the car).

How do you think the other party would describe the conflict? Focus on key points, no need to get into the details here, that will come later.

Briefly state the conflict in terms of the core problems (not positions) involved. How is the problem currently framed, expressed to uninvolved parties?