Four New Certificate Programs in Conflict Resolution Launched

Posted: May 30, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Nicholas Zinzer

The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) is launching four new graduate certificate programs for midcareer professionals this fall. The certificate programs will cover topics ranging from collaborative leadership in community planning to diplomacy in world religions.

“These programs are focused so that we are able to cover the topics in depth within one year of study,” says Susan Nan, director of the certificate programs at ICAR.

“Rather than launch one general graduate certificate in conflict analysis and resolution, we found that midcareer professionals wanted specialized knowledge relevant to their work and were less concerned with getting a broad overview of the field as a whole.”

In addition, Nan says, prospective students say they want conflict analysis and resolution training without having to commit to the full MS or PhD programs.

Midcareer professionals are individuals already working in areas of employment related to conflict analysis and resolution.

The four new areas of study are conflict analysis and resolution advanced skills; conflict analysis and resolution collaborative leadership in community planning; conflict analysis and resolution for prevention, reconstruction and stabilization contexts; and world religions, diplomacy and conflict resolution.

Each graduate certificate program is 15 credits. To complete the graduate certificate program, participants ideally would enroll in two classes in the fall semester, two classes in the spring, and one class in the summer.

The courses will provide lectures, seminars and mentored learning in both actual and simulated situations in the student’s area of study.

Prospective students must submit an application for admission, transcripts documenting completion of an undergraduate degree, and resume that includes relevant work experience.

The deadline to apply for full consideration is June 1. The final application deadline is July 31.

For more information, visit ICAR’s graduate certificate web site.

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