I adapted this activity from an actual exercise my brother, VP of HR for a multi-national corporation, uses in Human Resource Development.
As a teacher, my objective is to discover students' strengths and weaknesses while giving them an opportunity to see what it's like having to actually implement "cooperative learning" in a real-life-type scenario.
With this activity there are many opportunities for you to amend the scenario, interchange students in positions and conflict-styles, assess through presentation and even involve other class members as critics of the discussion. You also have the opportunity to assign students certain conflict styles which might "stretch" them mentally and emotionally.
Beware: This activity is very animated.
Choose wisely, grasshopper.