The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the fully-funded 2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Up to 130 peace and development leaders are selected globally every year to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of seven Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities around the world. Application deadline 15 May. Learn more.
The JAMS Foundation – ACR Initiative announced the 2021 funding cycle. Proposed projects will utilize youth as trainers/implementors learning and promoting conflict resolution skills that focus on creating and enhancing their ability to express their voices in one of the following settings:
- Foster care
- Homeless shelters
- Domestic violence shelters
- Youth correctional facilities
The project goal is to increase feelings of safety and empowerment in a time of extraordinary uncertainty, particularly for youth living in challenging circumstances.
Click here for Notification of Funding with complete details about the funding focus and the process for submission. All the information necessary to participate are included in the document. All information necessary to participate in the grant process is included in the NOFA. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Project Description is due January 11, 2021.
Join GPPAC’s Peace Education Working Group and their special guest experts from around the world each week for the first of three, 6-week virtual/on-line course’s for educators in a series.
Apply now. Space is limited to 30! DeadlineSeptember 11th, 2020.
- Applications Due September 11, 2020
- Respond to applicants by September 17th, 2020
- September 18th – Let participants know who was selected and give access to the course
- Course Begins – Monday, Septembers 21, 2020
- Course Ends – Sunday, November 8, 2020
Description and Overview:
This 6 -week course is designed to provide education leaders, decision makers and their civil society partners with a brief overview of theories, sample state policies, materials, and methods for teaching the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for quality social emotional learning, conflict resolution and peace education through e-learning and web-based tools. The focus will be on the opportunities and challenges in using technology to teach these skills, theory and practice. Sample resources will be shared throughout the course. Topics covered include:
- Digital Literacy: Good Practices, Sample Content Standards and Curriculum
- Cyber-bullying: Good Practices, Sample Policies and Tools to Prevent and Address
- On-Line Games and Aps: Challenges and Opportunities. Try an On-line Nonviolence Game and Explore Apps for Teaching Knowledge and Skills in the Classroom
- Participatory Video: From the Classroom to the Community, Civic Engagement through Technology for Positive Change
For an overview of the schedule, guest speakers and facilitators for this course, click here.
The Ohio Peace and Conflict Studies Network is a new networking and website project started with support from the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflicts.
It brings together college and university projects from across the state of Ohio that are promoting peace and constructive approaches to conflict.
Ohio has more than 19 colleges and universities with peace and conflict studies programs, and thanks to GPPAC, in partnership with Wilmington College’s Peace Resource Center, a group was able to develop this Network in Ohio.
At the recent annual Lake Erie Yearly Meeting of Quakers I (Bill Warters) presented a workshop entitled Doing Justice the Quaker Way: Lessons from Quaker Peacemakers that focused on examples of peacemaking work among Friends. The slides and peacemaker posters presented at the event are available online.
In April of 2019, the mediation case management software team at Facilicase announced their plan to offer free accounts to peer mediation programs. Contact email@example.com for more information.
In an effort to support and promote peer mediation, we are now offering FaciliCase to all school (K – 12) based Peer Mediation Programs for free. We are beginning collaborative efforts with Kids Managing Conflict, school programs, and Universities to demostrate the wide scope of impact demonstrated by peer mediation.
The 13th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education has been scheduled for April 5-6, 2019, to be held at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The theme is Preparing Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders: Career Paths in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
The call for proposals has been posted, with the deadline for submissions set for Monday, January 28, 2019.
Get: Call for Proposals (due Jan 28, 2019)
Submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail by close of business Monday, January 28, 2019. All presenters will be notified as to whether they have been selected no later than February 3. Late proposals will be reviewed and may be accepted if there is space in the program. Send questions and proposals to Jen Batton, Conference Coordinator at
Get all the details at https://u.osu.edu/cre2019/
The Young Community Mediators project, based in the U.K., has prepared a training curriculum for working with youth to build their mediation skills. The materials are available for online viewing or download via the Young Community Mediators Classroom Course page.
As explained on the program’s website, the course is designed for those involved in non-profit youth organisations, Vocational Education & Training and Higher Education Institutes and policy makers. It seeks to equip young people with the knowledge & skills to become peer to peer mediators by developing a training course to train young people aged 16-30 in social mediation skills.
Rather than viewing mediation as a means of conflict resolution, the course is designed to build young people’s knowledge and skills so that all young people benefit from the numerous ways it can be employed to further their goals.
The course looks at the importance of developing young people’s innovation and enterprise skills, finding new ways to integrate high quality peer mediation into existing youth services and structures by training young people.
The materials are designed for various uses. The course can be delivered as a complete curriculum or parts of it might be integrated to supplement other courses. All materials are provided as open source and each section of this course offers a variety of additional online materials such as case studies and activities about the topic.
As some learners might want to learn the content (or just parts of it) individually, all modules and additional learning resources are provided online.
The target audience can also use the course on their own for professional development. Information about how we suggest the materials can be used are provided at the beginning of each tutors workbook for each module.
The course can be used in a classroom environment as well as a self-contained distance learning course.
The syllabus of the Young Community Mediators classroom course is divided into five different modules, each of them focusing on different aspects of entrepreneurship skills:
- Module 1: Introduction and Welcome
- Module 2: Understanding Conflict
- Module 3: Introduction to Peer Mediation, Listening Skills and Negotiation
- Module 4: Peer Mediation Event
- Module 5: Teamwork: The Decision- Making Process and Neutrality
The Association for Conflict Resolution is pleased to announce the Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) and request for initial proposal ideas for the 2018 funding cycle of the JAMS Foundation/ACR partnership in supporting Conflict Resolution Education (CRE)for students and youth. This round includes a focus on working with gang involved youth.
Mission: The population to be served by the funding streams will be (1) youth in preK-12 age range and/or (2) adults working with these youth populations in ways that directly transfer CRE skills for adults to the youth populations through education, training and services.
Funding Contexts: The contexts for projects may be a variety of contexts including community, schools, alternative education (online education, charter schools, after school programs), government (juvenile justice facilities, courts) and NGO settings. While some proposals may be able to secure and guarantee access to or cooperation from traditional K-12 school districts/schools, we are excited by opportunity to support possible funding of CRE work from other contexts. Thus, projects in pre-K-12 schools will beconsidered but emphasis will be on projects outside that context.
To view the complete document click here: JAM_Foundation_ACR_Notice_2018.
For questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, it is happening again! The 12th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education is coming to Cleveland in May of 2018. You can participate by responding by November 10 to the Call for Proposals found here: http://msass.case.edu/cre-2018/
Theme: Bridging the Divide in Polarized Societies
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA, May 22 – 25, 2018
Call for Proposals and Conference Details Available at:
(Deadline Friday, November 10, 2017)
Hosted by the Mandel School of Applied Social Science, Case Western Reserve University in partnership with John Carroll University, Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College
There will be lots of training and professional development opportunities again this year. For example:
Intensive Full Day Trainings (One and Two Days, 9AM – 5PM each day)
Sample trainings (see the web site for additional trainings and more information):
- May 22 – 23, Dialogue Across Differences – Facilitator Training for Community Leaders, Essential Partners
- May 22 – 23, Dialogues on Race: Inside Prison Walls and Outside in Communities, Madeline G. Trichel, Curriculum Coordinator, Horizon Prison Initiative
- May 23, Conflict Resolution Strategies for Engaging Polarized Communities Productively, Dr. Julie Shedd, George Mason University and D.G. Mawn, National Association for Community Mediation
- May 23, Building Opportunities through Civil Discourse, National Institute for Civil Discourse
- And more! Check the web site in October for details!
This summer (2017) CREducation has received an update bringing us onto a new platform. After more than 10 years on the prior one, we were due!
We’ve tried to bring over all the good content you’ve come to expect, as well as incrementally adding some new features. One new feature of special interest to teachers is the ability to access our collection of classroom learning activity suggestions that appeared in our popular wall calendars.
We’re also working on an online calendar populated with the birthdays of prominent peacemakers and various county days and UN observances. Some additional data will be added over time.
We’ve also attempted to eliminate the need for the Flash plugin and made the site more mobile device friendly. We hope you like it.
In any case, thanks for your interest in Conflict Resolution in Education!
Bill Warters – CREducation Webmaster
If you are interested in integrating peacemaking and conflict resolution content into your higher education offerings AND you happen to live within driving distance of Philadelphia, then you are going to want to check out this Conflict Resolution Day event hosted by the Association for Conflict Resolution Great Philadelphia Chapter. The event provides a networking opportunity and a chance to hear the latest news from keynote presenter David Smith, editor of Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource. The event will be held October 17 from 1:30-3:30 at Chestnut Hill College. See the attached flyer (click on image) for details and additional contact information.
On June 22, 2013 NPR’s Weekend Edition radio program focused its attention on the use of peer mediation and restorative practices at Ypsilanti High School in Michigan as a tool to prevent or reduce suspensions and dropouts. The show is archived here.
Check out these Wordsearch Games from the new Democracyis.us website.
Note of caution, at the moment they don’t work on iPads or touch devices. Hope to fix that soon. If you have an iPad, similar games are available inside our great and free CRE iPad app.