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The December 11, 2009 issue of US News and World Report was devoted to careers, and they listed "mediator" as one of the 30 top careers. Check out the BLS Occupational Outlook for professionals in this sector. Mediation is but one of many tools used by conflict specialists. Others include negotiation, restorative justice processes, arbitration, conflict coaching, process consulting and more. Assembling the needed skills and knowledge is key.
The Dispute Resolution program is designed to provide core academic knowledge and useful professional skills to individuals impacted by the costs of conflict and those proactively engaged in conflict resolution activities. Our goal is to develop and support reflective, culturally aware practitioners of conflict resolution who promote and advocate for nonviolent resolution and/or management of conflict using a range of best-practice techniques.
Students, trained in negotiation and mediation skills and techniques of conflict assessment, will be prepared for employment opportunities in a variety of areas such as mediation firms, neighborhood justice centers, private and public bureaucracies, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and the criminal justice system.