Know what to do when conflict arises.
A part of the College of Leadership and Public Service, 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 and develops and teaches skills based on best practices in this important area of public life.
Graduate Programs in Conflict Management
Gain a core understanding of the principles of conflict management through coursework. Then apply your knowledge to real-world situations, mastering skills through internships, externships and research projects. Our flexible setting and ready-to-use skills make our program unique and offer you the ability to solve complex conflicts, even while you are gaining course credit.
About Our Programs
Rule 31 Mediation Training
Mediation is an informal process where a mediator helps people with a dispute to reach agreement. The mediation process identifies important issues, clarifies misunderstandings, explores solutions, and negotiates settlement. We host five mediation trainings annually, including general civil mediation and family mediation, and we are in full compliance with Rule 31 TN State listing. Our mediation trainings happen over the course of two weekends so as to not interrupt a typical work week.