Leading a Workshop on Conflict Management for Teaching Assistants

Article Abstract: The aim of this article is to share a conflict management workshop that the authors developed to train teaching assistants to proactively manage conflict, achieve productive results for conflict, and establish a climate of trust in which relationships beneficial to learning can flourish. The article begins by defining an approach to conflict management and explaining the rationale behind the workshop. A detailed plan of the workshop is then presented. Finally, results are reported of a “before the workshop” and “after the workshop” survey from two recent groups of workshop participants that shows improved perceived ability to deal effectively with conflict.

GIRC Annotated Bibliography of Conflict Resolution Resources

An annotated bibliography from the Global Issues Resource Center on conflict resolution resources covering the topics of bullying prevention, classroom management, and trauma & violence prevention. Includes books, curricula, videotapes, simulations and games.

Strategies for teaching peace and CR in U.S. undergraduate environments

22-slide Powerpoint presentation given at the Sustaining Conflict Resolution Education: Building
Bridges to the Future conference in Fairfax, VA, which “provides an overview of approaches that undergraduate institutions are using to teach about peace and conflict resolution, all forms of undergraduate education will be considered including liberal arts institutions, religious affiliated schools, state universities and community colleges.”

Confessions of a low-tech social scientist

Pdf article from Conflict Management in Higher Education Report, Volume 3, Number 1, (Oct 2002), which discusses the development of a web-based class in conflict resolution.

Making the case for campus mediation

Pdf article originally published in The Fourth R, Vol. 55, (Feb/March 1995) presenting arguments to assist organizers of college and university mediation programs who often must make a case for their programs to reluctant administrators.