Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building

About the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building

The Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building Certificate Program offers students at the post-baccalaureate level the opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary concentration in the study of conflict resolution and to obtain an intellectual background in the theories and methodologies of conflict resolution and consensus building.

In modern society, the ability of various sectors to understand one another’s perspectives, to learn methods to reduce potential conflicts and to develop mechanisms to work toward building consensus is extremely critical. The issues that may be explored in this area of study are multidisciplinary and lend themselves to a broad-ranging interdisciplinary certificate which will allow students both to gain an understanding of the major concepts and issues in the field and also concentrate in a more specific area of study such as the workplace, the community, the educational institution, or the international arena.

The certificate enhances interdisciplinary connections among Business, Criminology, Education, Human Resource Management, International Relations, Labor Studies, Law, Public Administration, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and complements studies in other areas, including the newly approved Law School.

Certificate Requirements

Students are required to take 18 credit hours (6 courses) of graduate level course work outlined below.

Two Required Core Courses: (6 credits)

LBS 5465 Mediation Techniques (Certificate Capstone)
and
LBS 5485 Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution

Two Conflict Resolution Courses: (6 credits)

LBS 5155 Workplace Diversity
LBS 5215 Women in the Workplace
LBS 5466 Family Mediation
LBS 5467 Civil Mediation
LBS 5486 Dynamics of Conflict Management

Two Electives: (6 credits)

The courses should be understood to be a partial list; students should consult with the advisor of the certificate program about current course offerings. Other related courses may be accepted as electives pending approval from the Labor Center Program Coordinator.

Labor Studies

LBS 5155 Workplace Diversity
LBS 5215 Women in the Workplace
LBS 5406 Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations
LBS 5464 Labor Arbitration
LBS 5466 Family Mediation
LBS 5486 Dynamics of Conflict Management
LBS 5465 Introduction to Mediation
LBS 5507 Labor and Employment Law
LBS 5930 Topics in Labor Studies
LBS 6906 Directed Individual Study
LBS 6945 Internship in Labor Studies/Alternative Dispute Resolution

For more information, please contact the Labor Center Program Coordinator at hodgsonj@fiu.edu