Conflict Resolution Training Courses

Are You Eligible for the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program?Arcadia University offers conflict resolution training courses toward its Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management and Restorative Justice.

These conflict management training courses are offered fully online. Students participating in the Conflict Management certificate program take two core courses in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and two specialized courses in Conflict Management and Transformation. The online certificate program provides an opportunity for students living and working in a variety of regions to train in the conflict resolution via the Web. Conflict resolution training courses may be taken from anywhere in the world.

The certificate program can be taken as a standalone professional development and skills-building program or as an introduction to the International Peace and Conflict Resolution master’s program. Credits earned may be applied to the M.A. degree.

To register for a conflict resolution training course or apply for admission to the graduate certificate in conflict management program, use the buttons on the right-hand side of this web page.

Get started in Spring 2011 with IP533 Conflict Transformation. Or apply for summer and begin with IP501 Introduction to Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

International Peace and Conflict Resolution Courses (IP)

IP 501.OL
Introduction to Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

This course provides a graduate-level introduction to the interdisciplinary field of peace and conflict studies, its relationship with other academic disciplines, and careers in the field of conflict resolution. It draws upon a variety of disciplines, especially in the social sciences, to examine the interrelationship between personal, collective, national and global levels of violence and war and efforts to reduce it. Course objectives include familiarity with the causes, symptoms and dynamics of conflict, violence, and war (from interpersonal to global) and conflict resolution.

IP 505.OL
Topics in Contemporary Conflict Resolution

This course is the second of two core courses in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution online graduate certificate programs, yet it also may be taken as a standalone course. The primary goal of this course is to further the student’s understanding of the constructs of conflict and apply contemporary frameworks to conflicts and practices. The course covers three main areas: 1) understanding how and why conflicts occur; 2) the management, prevention and resolution of conflict; 3) topics in contemporary conflict. Throughout the course, students engage in a series of interactive activities and projects selected to engage the student in the class. The integration of technology is a core component of this course and is designed to simulate classroom activities and discussion.

IP 524.OL
Conflict Management

Conflict is a normal and an inevitable part of our daily lives. It is present in most personal relationships, in homes, in schools, in the workplace, and among groups in our society. Conflict is often associated with destructive outcomes such as aggression, anger, damaged relationships, violence, and wars. However, conflict has a positive and productive side. Conflict presents an opportunity for personal change and transformation, strengthened relationships, improved communications, problem solving, collaboration, and social change. How conflict is managed influences whether conflict outcomes are constructive or destructive.

IP 533.OL
Conflict Transformation

This practicum in the mediation process examines the range of strategic choices available for managing conflict, including techniques that have proved most constructive in the field of peace and conflict resolution: consensus-based mediation. The first part of the course introduces students to differing approaches to managing and resolving conflict, how the mediation process works and variety of contexts in which it is likely to be used with success. The second part of the course is devoted to designing and conducting a mediation process on a selected case in contemporary international relations.

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