Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies Certificate
Area of Study: Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
Degree/Certificate: Short-Term Certificate
Contact the Financial Aid Office regarding certificate eligibility.
Mission: The Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies program at Cuyahoga Community College empowers students through innovative instruction to understand and transform human conflict, promoting peace in the family, community, and world.
Learn to lead and communicate more effectively during times of conflict to influence positive, sustainable change, and transform relationships in your family, workplace, community and the world.
The intent of the certificate is to:
- Explore why conflict occurs in society - from interpersonally to internationally.
- Learn how to engage conflict in positive and constructive ways to promote sustainable peace.
- Acquire knowledge for applying conflict and peace frameworks for promoting social justice oriented change.
- Enhance communication skills to improve leadership effectiveness in diverse contexts.
Skills and Abilities Developed in Certificate
- Leadership - cultural awareness, conflict intelligence, consensus building, group facilitation
- Business - effective communication, management, negotiation
- Human and Social Services - de-escalation, active listening, mediation
- Additional competencies - transformational thinking, decision making, compassion and empathy
Spring 2021 Core Course Schedule
POL-2020 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (3 credits)
POL-2040 Conflict Resolution Skills (3 credits)
POL-2140 Implementing Peace Studies and Conflict Management (3 credits)
Online with set meeting times, CRN 12574
Costa Rica Study Abroad
*2020 STUDY ABROAD CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19*
Summer 2021 Study Abroad (TBD) - The Social, Historical, and Political Implications of Peace in Costa Rica.
2021 applications will be made available in December 2020 for the summer 2021 course (if the course is resumed for next year). Submitting an application does not guarantee selection for the Study Abroad experience. Applicants will be contacted by late February and advised of their selection status.
The cost of the trip is approximately $2,400 (It will be no more than this, and may be less depending on flight costs). This does not include tuition for the POL-2050 summer course.
All applicants will be assessed and considered for partial scholarship funding toward the trip cost. (This takes place during the application review period in mid-February.)
A nonrefundable deposit of $400 is required by March 1. You will be contacted by Tyler Olson (Tyler.Olson@tri-c.edu) regarding the exact process for this.
Professional Development and Employment Resources:
- Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
- Peace and Collaborative Development Network
For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend this program, please view the disclosure for this program.