Institute for Conflict Management

It would be wonderful if we could all get along all of the time. But back here on earth, we must work to resolve our differences—because disagreements and disputes are roadblocks to progress. In order to overcome impasses, we must manage conflicts and agree to move forward together.

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The Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management assembles the best thinkers from a wide range of fields—law, business, sociology—to examine why conflicts arise.

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Join us April 15, 2015 for community networking and sessions sampling the topics taught by thought leaders in this field.  The Southeastern Conference on Conflict Management is open to all who want to learn more about societal, political, business and relational conflict.   Please call the office at 615-966-6680 if you would like more information.



Graduate Programs

With a MA in Conflict Management, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how to negotiate and diffuse conflict. You can opt to take classes on campus or online, and to pursue a thesis project or externship as part of your coursework. Either way, you’ll learn from experts in the field what it takes to create consensus and community.

Experience campus and classroom on Preview Day: March 28, 2015.

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Workshops & Mediation Training

For students seeking shorter bursts of learning, our Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management covers the core principles of handling conflict and readies you to put them into action. We also have training workshops from Rule 31 Mediation to situational conflict strategies that target specific concerns and equip you with the tools to address them.

Certificate Mediation Training Workshops