CNM, Institute for Conflict Management announce 2012 scholarship winners

By Janel Shoun on 1/11/2012


The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) and Lipscomb’s Institute for Conflict Management (ICM) have announced the awarding of two scholarships for CNM members beginning in 2012. Brian Bailey, who works with the homeless through the Park Center, and Shanda Hampton, director of human resources at the Oasis Center, have been awarded full tuition for a graduate certificate in conflict management at Lipscomb University.

The certificate in conflict management is a 15-hour graduate program (worth approximately $16,000) that can be applied toward a master’s degree or earned on its own, and can be completed in as little as six months.

“This partnership with the CNM allows us to advance conflict management skills within a job market where such skills are critically needed – the nonprofit sector,” said Steve Joiner, managing director for the ICM. “Every day workers in nonprofit organizations deal with people in distress and under great pressure. A working knowledge of conflict management techniques can only help further the goal of local charities and service organizations even more effectively.”

Bailey is the Outreach Safe Haven case manager at Park Center, a service provider for the homeless and those with severe mental illness. He works to build relationships with homeless individuals, to assess their needs and to provide life skills leadership to individuals living in transitional housing.

Prior to Park Center, Bailey worked at Youth Villages in Nashville and Prestera Center, in Huntington, W.V. He is a graduate of Marshall University.

Hampton is the director of human resources at the Oasis Center, a service and housing program for at-risk youth. Hampton has been with Oasis since 1998, starting as residential counselor and moving up to house manager and shelter coordinator. She became the director of human resources in 2009.

Hampton is a graduate of Western Kentucky University. She has worked as a volunteer with Hands On Nashville, Safe Place, Head Start and the Suicide Prevention Coalition.

“We are grateful to the institute and to Lipscomb University for making these opportunities available. Nonprofit leaders spend much of their time dealing with conflict; this post-graduate training is enabling a cadre of our leaders to be proficient in overcoming conflict as they provide their community services,”  said CNM President Lewis Lavine.


About the Institute for Conflict Management

Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management (ICM) provides academic and business resources to equip students, organizations and professionals with skills to minimize the costs of unresolved conflict. Growing out of the internationally recognized dispute resolution work of L. Randolph Lowry, Lipscomb University president, the ICM provides degrees, certificates, seminars and research dedicated to the advancement of conflict management disciplines. For more information about the Institute visit


About the Center for Nonprofit Management

CNM, established in 1986 by the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and The Frist Foundation, provides training, consulting, research, evaluation and recognition to more than 750 nonprofit agencies. It provides these services with a staff of seven employees, 20 consultants, 50 specialized instructors and an annual budget of $1.6 million. For more information on the center visit