Institute for Conflict Studies


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High-quality CLE courses delivered by experts in the field

Join us in summer 2018 for practical training in dispute resolution, offered by the Institute for Conflict Studies at Cardinal Stritch University! These short courses, which also provide CLE credit, are designed for professionals in business, law, health care, education, public service, and nonprofit management.

Read instructor Eva Soeka's guest essay in our Summer edition of the Stritch Magazine: Discovering collaboration, creativity, innovation and understanding through conflict.

Retired Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice and Institute for Conflict Studies instructor Janine P. Geske, J.D., discusses the importance of conflict studies and conflict resolution.
 

Upcoming Classes

  • 5-day/40-hour Mediation Training  -  $1,995
    Class is held from June 18 - 22, 2018
    Designed for any professional who intends to practice as a mediator
  • JUST ADDED! 3-day/24-hour Mediation Training  -  $995 
    Class is held from June 18 - 20, 2018
    Designed for any professional who deals with conflict and is interested in understanding the effects of conflict on professional environments 

40 Hour Mediation Training  (40 CLE credits. Including 3 EPR)
 
June 18-22
 
Monday. June 18
 
8:00 - 8:30 — Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:15 — Understanding Conflict - Soeka
10:15 - 10:30 — Break
10:30 - 12:00 — Interest-based Bargaining - Soeka
 
12:00 - 12:45 — Lunch (provided)
 
12:45 - 2:15 — IBB Role Play - Soeka and Carne
2:15 - 2:30 — Break
2:30 - 3:45 — Debrief Role Play - Soeka and Carne
3:45 - 5:15 — Introduction to the Mediation Process - Soeka
 
Tuesday, June 19
 
8:00 - 8:30 — Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:15 — The Structure of the Mediation Process - Carne
10:15 - 10:30 — Break
10:30 - 12:00 — The Structure of the Mediation Process (continued) - Carne
 
12:00 - 12:45 — Lunch (provided)
 
12:45 - 2:45 — Role Play (without lawyers) - Carne and Rust
2:45 - 3:00 — Break
3:00 - 3:15 — Debrief role play - Carne and Rust
3:15 - 5:15 — Triangulation and Reactive Devaluation - Soeka
 
Wednesday, June 20
 
8:00 - 8:30 — Continental breakfast
8:30 - 10:15 — Panel of practicing mediators - Bellman, Geske, Hick, Soeka, Moderator:  Rinehart
10:15 - 10:30 — Break
10:30 - 12:00 — Panel of practicing mediators (continued)
 
12:00 - 12:45 — Lunch (provided)
 
12:45 - 2:45 — Role play (with lawyers) - Soeka and Kelly
2:45 - 3:00 — Break
3:00 - 4:15 — Debrief role play - Soeka and Kelly
4:15 - 5:15 — TBD
 
Thursday, June 21
 
8:00 - 8:30 — Continental breakfast
8:30 - 10:15 — Use of Caucus - Carne
10:15 - 10:30 — Break
10:30 - 12:00 — Framing - Rinehart
 
12:00 - 12:45 — Lunch (provided)
 
12:45 - 2:45 — Emotion in the Mediation Process - Soeka
2:45 - 3:00 — Break
3:00 - 4:00 — Emotion (continued) - Soeka
4:00 - 5:15 — Impasse - Carne
 
Friday, June 22
 
8:00 - 8:30 — Continental breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 — Role play (multi party) - Soeka and Carne
10:30 - 10:45 — Break
10:45 - 12:00 — Debrief - Soeka and Rinehart
 
12:00 - 12:45 — Lunch (provided)
 
12:45 - 2:30 — Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators - Soeka
2:30 - 2:45 — Break
3:00 - 4:15 — Model Standards (continued) - Soeka
4:15 - 5:15 — Starting a mediation practice and final debrief - Soeka, Rinehart, and Carne
  • Advanced Techniques in Mediation  -  $895
    August 2, 2018
    Prerequisite: Must complete 40-hour Mediation Training or an equivalent course.

Advanced Mediation Techniques  (7 CLE credits, including 1 EPR)
 
August 2
 
Prerequisite: 40 Hour mediation training or equivalent
 
8:00 - 8:30 — Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:45 — Framing
9:45 - 10:30 — Break
10:30 - 12:00 — Use of Caucus/Emotion
 
12:00 - 1:00 — Lunch (provided)
 
1:00 - 2:30 — Role Play
2:30 - 2:45 — Break
2:45 - 3:30 — Debrief
3:30 - 4:45 — Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators
  • Multi-party Mediation  -  $895
    August 3, 2018
    Intended for anyone who handles conflict in larger groups, such as community leaders, managers, staff and faculty in school districts. Prerequisite: Must complete 40-hour Mediation Training or an equivalent course.

Multi-Party Mediation  (7 CLE credits, including 1 EPR)
 
August 3
 
Prerequisite: 40 Hour mediation training or equivalent
 
Presenters: Howard Bellman and Eva M. Soeka

8:30 - 9:00 — Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 — Multi-party case study (Cape Cod)
10:30 - 10:45 — Break
10:45 - 12:00 — Multi-party case study (Cape Cod)
 
12:00 - 12:45 — Lunch (provided)
 
1:00 - 2:30 — Multi-party Role Play
2:30 - 2:45 — Break
2:45 - 4:15 — Debrief Role Play
4:15 - 5:15 — Ethical Issues

Featured Instructors


Howard Bellman

Mediator, Arbitrator, and former Secretary of the Department of Industry, Labor, and Human Relations


Danielle Carne

Carne Dispute Resolution


Janine P. Geske

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice


Laila V. Hick

Northwestern Mutual, Vice President, Transformation


Eva M. Soeka

Executive Director, Institute for Conflict Studies and former Director of Marquette University's Graduate Program in Dispute Resolution

How to Register

Register by calling Eva M. Soeka, Executive Director of the Institute for Conflict Studies, at 414-410-4182 or by email at emsoeka@stritch.edu.


 

About the Institute for Conflict Studies at Cardinal Stritch University

The Institute for Conflict Studies is designed as an interdisciplinary forum for people engaged in a wide range of professions to enhance their understanding of conflict.  Participants learn about processes such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and public policy consensus building to help them identify, prevent, manage, and resolve conflicts in their everyday work and community lives.