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Institute for Conflict Management

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.


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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 through experiential learning, including internships, externships and research projects. Our flexible setting and ready-to-use skills make our program one of a kind.

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Special Programs

Southeastern Conference on Conflict Management

This unique event offers sessions on conflict management, dispute resolution and leadership in critical moments. Earn legal and mediation education credits and network with participants across sectors of government, business, law, nonprofit and education.

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Annual Professional Skills Program

Each fall, the Institute for Conflict Management partners with Pepperdine University for a Professional Skills Program, featuring a panel of nationally recognized experts in dispute resolution with three days of educational opportunities for practicing professionals.

Rule 31 Mediation Training

Hundreds of completion certificates are awarded to participants of the Institute for Conflict Management's Rule 31 General Civil and Family Mediation Trainings each year. Find schedules and general information regarding our Rule 31 Mediation Trainings by following the link below.

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