COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Course Tuition: $390
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 2
Duration: 5 weeks
Over the last three decades, community dispute resolution has become a world-wide export, embraced by many organizations throughout the world. This practice includes community mediation, facilitation, collaborative problem solving, conflict resolution, conflict transformation and even conflict transcendence. Looking more closely at these processes and practices, we will explore their social and cultural significance and applicability in various communities. We will explore the power dynamics of disputes and their contexts and how we seek to find our own center in relation to such disputes. The course will be largely issue-focused, with an eye toward working with indigenous communities and in other sensitive cultural contexts.