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The Institute for Conflict Management provides public programs, customized services, mediation training and special skills programming throughout the year.   Please join an update list for news and emails about these programs.     

Annual Offerings for the Public:  


Lipscomb's Institute for Conflict Management annually hosts a Southeast Conference on Conflict Management.   This event is the only one of its type in the region, drawing participants from across sectors of government, business, legal, nonprofit and education for a day of continuing legal and mediation education credits, networking and incredible sessions on conflict management, dispute resolution and leadership in critical moments. 

The Annual Southeast Conference on Conflict Management will be held May 2019. Read more about the speakers and sessions from this past year! Click the tab in the top left for all details and information!


Each fall, ICM 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. 

Click here - October 18-20, 2018 is the Professional Skills Program




Mediation Trainings:

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.   

READ MORE HERE Find schedules and general information regarding our Rule 31 Mediation Trainings. 




For the Faith Community:

Career ministers and lay leaders of faith-based organizations seek peaceful management of tense moments. We offer two special programs each year for congregational leaders and members of faith groups. Please see the two conference listed above in the "Public Offerings" section or click on the "Special Programs" tab at the top.