: courses, facilitation and resources
OnCourse is a global consulting firm specialising in inhouse workshops, trainings and executive coaching. Their directors have had close links with The Conflict Resolution Network, refining our twelve skills approach over the last 25 years of working closely together. Their Conflict to Collaboration programs incorporate these powerful tools. The OnCourse vision is to help organisations embrace and harness differences as powerful drivers of open, less judgemental and more constructive conversations.
Shoshana Faire Professional facilitators
Shoshana Faire, co-author of Everyone Can Win , and her associates provide training, facilitation, mediation, coaching to corporations, government, small businesses, community groups and individuals.
Robyn Gaspari Community education
courses Robyn Gaspari, who wrote Conflict Resolution Network's competency based training, offers community courses, as well as facilitations and training.
is an association for mediators, conflict coaches and facilitators promoting and training dispute resolution processes. It runs accredited mediation training programs in many Australian cities and public workshops in conflict management and related skills. The organisation offers a regular newsletter.
Keith Suter's Global Directions
Keith is a media personality, member of the prestigious think tank "The Club Of Rome", social commentator and foreign affairs expert. He is a thoughtful and inspiring keynote speaker in his areas of expertise. He offers a regular newsletter with commentary on breaking news stories.
The Australian Disputes Centre
Level 16, 1 Castlereagh St, Sydney, Australia. ADC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to advancing ADR across Australia and internationally to deliver the benefits of world-class Alternative Dispute Resolution to businesses, professionals, governments and communities. They include short courses, mediation and arbitration in their services.
Cyngler Consulting Jim Cyngler
works with a small team of consultants who are passionate about empowering people to manage their own response to conflict and change, and develop a capacity for meaningful decision making. Their conflict management training workshops
and facilitation services are delivered to organisations, individuals, mediators and team leaders in the legal, not-for-profit and Government sectors. (Based in Melbourne, Australia.)
: Schools Programs
Conflict Resolution Schools Development Christina McMahon, who initiated Conflict Resolution
Network's school education program, has written manuals on how to implement conflict resolution programs into the school curriculum which are available for purchase through her website.
: University Programs
The Australian Institute
, a public policy research centre for a just and sustainable peaceful future.
The Australian International Disputes Centre
was established in 2010. The Centre houses leading ADR providers, including the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited (CIArb), the Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission (AMTAC) and the Australian Commercial Disputes Centre (ACDC).
Centre for Peace, Conflict and Mediation of The Hawke Research Institute is based in the Magill campus of the University of SA. It studies all types of conflict and promotes conflict transformation, mediation, dispute resolution and peace building. It also hosts:
The Asia Pacific Mediation Forum, which organises international conferences on relevant themes. Their German conference in June 2009 will look at the role of the media and their Nov 2010 conference at the Brahma Kumaris Conference Centre in India will focus on mediation.
NSW Human Rights Education Committee
Chaired by Dr Lynda-ann Blanchard, the committee fosters a tolerant, just, equitable and democratic society by defining and re-examining human rights education in Australia.
: counseling and therapies
Tiyana Maksimovich-Binno Wellspring Consultancy
, Neutral Bay, Sydney. Natural holistic healing.
: On-line studies
is a free, online clearinghouse, indexing more than 25,000 peace- and conflict resolution-related Web pages, books, articles, audiovisual materials, organizational profiles, events, and current news articles.
The Network University,
Amsterdam, offers a four-week online course in English on Gender and Conflict Transformation. It focuses on developing strategies to overcome gender specific barriers in conflict
transformation, addresses gender relations and empowers both women and men to become key
agents in conflict transformation.
Conflict Resolution Network offers an online course in the skills of Conflict Resolution with approximately 40 hours of instruction and teacher feedback. A certificate is provided on successful completion. Visit this website at CRN E-Learning Certificate Course.
Graduate Program in Dispute Resolution, Charles Sturt University
, Wagga Wagga Distance education. Certificate: one year part-time, four subjects plus 1 residential weekend, Graduate Diploma: eight subjects. Masters: twelve subjects. These courses provide postgraduate students with an understanding of the causes of conflict and the availability and suitability of various methods of dispute prevention and resolution. Students learn the principles and skills of mediation and conflict management and will be able to apply these skills in public and private disputes.
The Transcend Peace University
(TPU) is an all-online university. The inter-disciplinary courses are designed to cover issues pertaining to peace and development studies. TPU seeks to promote inter-disciplinary peace studies, and make them accessible to as wide a community as possible.
: University Programs
National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago
(NCPACS) Dunedin New Zealand. Headed by Prof Kevin Clements within the Division of Humanities, the centre combines global cross-disciplinary expertise on development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation. It offers postgraduate programs, conducts research on violent conflict and sustainable peace and provides training and expert advice to government and NGOs.
International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation Tel Aviv University
, Israel, has commenced in 2009 an International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, a one-year English-language MA. It offers students around the world the opportunity to study international conflict resolution with access to experienced professionals.
Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University
(UK): Postgraduate study: MA and Postgraduate Certificate programs, on campus and by distance learning. They explore methods of transforming violent relationships by nonviolent means. Courses support project management, for people working with peace and change agencies.
European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) Stadtschlaining, Austria. Founded in 1988 by its current President, Dr. Gerald Mader. It provides Certificate and MA courses in conflict transformation and peacebuilding in a transnational student environment. All the courses are taught in English, by leading specialists in their field from around the world, including Johan Galtung.
The Canadian School of Peacebuilding
(CSOP), an institute of Canadian Mennonite University, offers a selection of 5-day courses each June. Courses can be taken for professional or personal development or for academic credit.
(International Conflict Research Institute), is a joint project of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster. Combining research, education and comparative analysis it is located within the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ulster.
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
at Brandeis University, has developed new knowledge and insights within the field of social policy and health and human services management. Heller's interdisciplinary approach prepares its graduates for careers finding solutions to society's most pressing social problems.
Search for Common Ground
, (SFCG) Many International Branches
Founded by Yohan Galtung, its mission is to bring about a more peaceful world by using action, education/training, dissemination and research to handle conflicts with empathy, nonviolence and creativity.
Coalition for Peace
in Africa will in the week of 8th to 12th March 2016, offer a one week professional training course on Peacebuilding & Conflict transformation for interested international participants in Nairobi, Kenya. Participants for the course are expected from within the NGOs sector, Civil Society, Government Agencies and other institutions supporting or learning Peace issues. More details here
ADR Institute of Ontario
(ADRIO) provides practitioners and the public with information and resources about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and access to competent professionals. It runs an Annual ADR Conference - October 22-23 in 2009, and provides training courses.
, is a non-profit institution. It has developed award-winning educational DVDs on a variety of subjects including: conflict resolution, anti-bullying, restorative justice, cross-cultural communication and employment training for youth. See DVD by Kevin Rigby, Six Methods of intervention. Also Bullying in Schools. Order form.
, an online magazine devoted to international issues with perspectives on conflict transformation, reduction of violence and ecologically sound development.
International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Tel Aviv University has commenced in 2009 an International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, a one-year English-language MA. It offers students around the world the opportunity to study international conflict resolution with access to experienced professionals.
Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information
(IPCRI) Jerusalem, is a joint Palestinian-Israeli public policy think-tank It is devoted to developing practical solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The International Fellowship of Reconciliation
(IFOR), is an international spiritually based movement composed of people committed to active nonviolence
The International Peace and Development Training Center
(IPDTC), was established in 2003 as one of the main Centers of the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR). The mission assigned to this center is to pioneer and develop training and capacity building for those working in peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
Conflict Resolution Network's Russian website
. A free download in Russian of Everyone Can Win (first edition) and other useful information and links is available there. For more information about the Russian translation of Everyone Can Win (1st edition), see also http://www.conflict-resolve.org/
Transnational Foundation for Peace and future research
(TFF), Lund an independent think tank and a global network focusing on applied peace research, education, conflict mitigation and reconciliation in such areas as Burundi, the former Yogolsavia, Iraq, Iran as well as Sweden.
Arabulucu Turkish mediation website.
Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University:
Postgraduate study: MA and Postgraduate Certificate programs, on campus and by distance learning. They explore methods of transforming violent relationships by nonviolent means. Courses support project management, for people working with peace and change agencies.
The Conflict Resolution Network UK is a medium that brings together different organisations in the United Kingdom working in the field of conflict resolution to share ideas and good practise and to come together to promote the field of peace building and conflict resolution.
Culture of Peace News Network,
(CPNN), is a worldwide webspace where readers exchange information about events, experiences, books, music, and web news that promote a culture of peace.
Leap Confronting Conflict is a London based national voluntary youth organisation and registered charity providing opportunities, regionally and nationally, for young people and adults to explore creative approaches to conflicts in their lives.
Communication and conflict
The site has lots of self-help information on conflict and communication and links to Skype "in your home" counseling service with Alan Sharland, mediator and trainer. UK based.
Flying Start NHS
A NHS website which offers you both resources and techniques to effectively deal with conflict
International Centre for Parliamentary Studies
A UK website which often offers a Professional Certificate in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding
, Media Coaching & Job Interview Skills training courses. Media & Job interview skills coaching, presentation skills training and courses in public speaking and business communication from Skillstudio Limited.
United States of America
Abilene Christian University - Abilene Christine Universities Master of Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation :
Master of Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation program helps you
develop the professional skills and personal leadership strategies you
need to thrive in the conflict resolution industry.
Center for Social Gerontology
(TCSG) Ann Arbor Michigan, promotes the individual autonomy of older persons and trains people in mediation for cases involving older persons with difficult and stressful, decisions, discussions and disputes. Their next Adult Guardianship/ Family Caregiver Mediation Training is Oct 1-3, 2009.
Conflict Resolution Cooperative Development Group, Western Justice Center Foundation
Culture of Peace Alliance
(COPA) Tuscon, USA, creates peace-inspiring projects and events to model cooperative alliance-building and promotes peace-based organizations and nonviolent strategies.
Creighton University Online Programs Creighton
University has a conflict and resolution resource center with helpful resources and articles to read. It is a great resource for students and professionals.
The Peace and Justice Studies Association
, (PJSA) University of San Francisco offers a Global Directory for purchase online in a fully searchable and easy-to-use database. The organisation bringing together academics, K-12 teachers and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for peacebuilding, social justice, and social change.
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
, (ICNC) Washington, DC, develops and encourages the study and use of civilian-based, nonmilitary strategies to establish and defend human rights, democracy and justice worldwide. Great Resources links to books etc on non-violence.
Institute for Resource and Security Studies, International Conflict Management Program,
(IRSS) builds capacities and develops policies whereby conflict-torn communities engage in cooperative actions that promote peace and social reconstruction.
The Public Conversations Project
(PCP), MA guides, trains, and inspires individuals, organizations, and communities to constructively address conflicts relating to values and worldviews.
Karate's Missing Peace
has some excellent short videos by Dan Stratton on conflict resolution skills, based on the skills of Karate with the premise that "True self-defense is to protect yourself without injuring your attacker". See http://peacedna.com
and http://www.youtube.com/user/karatesmissingpeace/videosNursing Home Abuse Guide
provides the public with accurate and up to date information on the many aspects of nursing home injury and abuse. The team at nursinghomeabuseguide.org strives to provide a comprehensive free resource for the public to learn more about nursing home abuse and the actions they can take to protect a loved one. If you would like to get in touch with their team they can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursing Home Abuse Support - the goal at nursinghomeabusesupport.com is to educate the public with factual and scientific information pertaining to elder abuse and neglect. Each year tens of thousands of seniors are abused and neglected and their mission is to help spread awareness on this very sensitive issue.
Another link on this subject which you may find useful has been produced by The Eichholz Law Farm - "Early Signs of Nursing Home Neglect".
Norwich University Online Master's in Diplomacy program
specializes in international conflict management. They carefully cover controversial areas of peacekeeping with the use of diplomatic practices to avoid and manage conflict.
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