Higher education conflict management is one area of focus for the CNCR, supporting research, training and mediation for the University System of Georgia and other organizations worldwide.
Conflict Management in the University System of Georgia
Consistent with the mission of CNCR is studying institutionalization of conflict management in the University System of Georgia. The Board of Regents’ Initiative and Policy Direction on Conflict Resolution, enacted in 1995, required each of the then 34 institutions within the University System of Georgia to design and implement a conflict management program to meet their individual needs.
In collaboration with the chancellor’s office, CNCR
- provided technical expertise and training support for the initiative
- administered the System-Wide Mediation Program; and
- conducted periodic evaluation on the development and implementation of conflict management.
CNCR has published two resource manuals to guide USG institutions in designing and implementing conflict management systems – A Guidebook for Implementing the Initiative and Policy Direction on Conflict Resolution guidebook-on-the-initiative and Manual 2.0 – A Guidebook for the Board of Regents’ Initiative and Policy Direction on Conflict Resolution manual-2-0-final. For more information on either of these resources, please contact Carolyn Lambert ([email protected]) or Diadra Dorsey ([email protected]).
Using the knowledge and experience gained from this program, CNCR advises on the development of conflict management in higher education institutions across the U.S. and worldwide.
Working relationships are productive when differences are acknowledged and problems resolved efficiently through non-coercive means. Shared goals are crucial in today’s changing social, political and economic environment.
CNCR helps institutions and organizations create constructive solutions and consensus on shared goals through referrals to learning opportunities and consultancy that are available to the public and private sector. For more information, contact Carolyn Lambert.
- Our Faculty
Our faculty are experienced consultants, mediators, facilitators and organization specialists who have worked extensively with private and public organizations. They conduct interactive learning sessions that provide hands-on, practical tools and techniques for conflict management and dispute resolution.
- Core Offerings
CNCR’s Summer Institute on Conflict Management in Higher Education has been our flagship training offering. The institute includes a 30-hour mediation training course, as well as various one- and two-day specialized and advanced training sessions in the context of a university setting. Faculty apply their extensive knowledge and their own experience as administrators and faculty to the interactive, participatory workshops. Beginning in 2015, the CNCR transitioned the Summer Institute to the Center for Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University.
Summer Institute 2017 – Here’s some exciting news for you. Save the date!
Summer Institute 2017 will take place June 11-15, 2017 at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, Georgia.
For additional details, please contact Ms. Ellen Lahtinen, at the Center for Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University, 470-578-6115, or email [email protected] .
- American Association of University Administrators
- Auburn University
- Birmingham City University, UK
- Cambridge University
- Emory University
- Higher Education Funding Council of England - IDR Project
- National Association of College and University Attorneys
- Oxford University
- University and College Union - Scotland
- University of Hawaii
- University of Maine
- University of Warsaw
- Venda University, South Africa