MS in Mediation & Applied Conflict Studies graduates will be able to:
Use mediation and conflict engagement skills and tools with fluidity and proficiency.
Generate professional conflict engagement documentation and writing.
Attend effectively to own emotional response during mediation and other conflict engagement processes.
Generate balanced, critical self-assessments of their performance in any given conflict intervention. Self-assessment should include strengths and weaknesses, as well as the rationale behind the choices made during the intervention.
Synthesize a personally relevant and professionally appropriate set of ethical standards to guide your intervention work.
Use “self as instrument.” Individual is authentic, genuine and able to gain trust of parties while mindful of mediation structure and tools.
Develop a coherent and disciplined analysis of a conflict, and develop an intervention plan for working with the key stakeholders, issues and dynamics identified in the analysis.
Describe and conduct a thorough literature review, including information and use of primary sources and Internet-based sources.
Compare and contrast the differences in approaches used by various conflict interveners and assess the appropriateness of their applications in various settings.
Understand and design for the way cultural issues may impact a conflict intervention.
Create an effective structure for a particular conflict.